“Cybersecurity for Middle School Teachers and Students (CyberMiSTS)” is a 2-week summer program for middle school teachers wishing to teach their students about cybersecurity. This workshop will provide educators on Long Island with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to actively engage students and expose them to cybersecurity concepts and careers. In the CyberMiSTS workshop, teachers will learn from cybersecurity researchers, engage in hands-on activities, customize cybersecurity course materials for their own classrooms, and use Comic-BEE to develop branching, interactive web comics about cybersecurity targeted at their students. Participation is limited to 18 educators per year. Participants will receive $1000 and CTLE credit for completing the workshop and an additional $300 for sharing their experiences teaching their unit to middle school students. Learn more about CyberMiSTS at https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cybermists/index.php.

Eastern Suffolk BOCES is hosting an informational session about the CyberMiSTS workshop for local educators.  The workshop will be held 8:30-10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the ESBOCES James Hines Administration Center at 201 Sunrise Highway in Patchogue. Interested educators can register for this workshop on MyLearningPlan by visiting http://webreg.esboces.org.  Click on the drop down arrow and select Regional Information Center.

There are also ten virtual seats to remotely attend this meeting if you are not able to join us in person. This option requires the virtual attendee to have access to an online computer with speakers and internet access. Virtual attendees will be sent a meeting link approximately 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Please notify Aimee Jackson at [email protected] to reserve your space and to receive connection information.

CyberMiSTS is a collaborative project between Secure Decisions and Stony Brook University, and supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1821753 and 1821757.