The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will he held virtually on December 7 and 8, 2020. Attendees will experience cutting-edge presentations, networking, and resources—all from the safety and comfort of home or office. The event will provide education and learning tools that educators and schools can use immediately.

What do I do at a virtual conference?

Gain knowledge and best practices from fellow educators and industry experts; discover new methods and curriculum; develop skills and techniques to create and/or enhance your programs.

Participate in Q&A with live presenters, give feedback on presentations and panels, discuss topics in discussion boards, connect with attendees via chat, messaging, and virtual meetups.

Connect with fellow educators in networking breaks and virtual happy hours; share resources and experiences in virtual birds-of-a-feather sessions; discover new connections within virtual community groups.

Explore the virtual exhibitor hall, schedule one-on-one meetings with exhibitors, discover the latest technologies, products, and services.

What tracks are available?

  • Track 1: Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness
  • Track 2: Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Education Portfolio
  • Track 3: Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches
  • Track 4: Designing Cybersecurity Academic and Career Pathway
  • Track 5: Promoting Cyber Awareness
  • Student Track

Who should attend?

  • K12 educators
  • District & school administrators
  • K12 curriculum specialists
  • Technology instructors
  • CTE program educators
  • CTE student organizations
  • School counselors
  • Students
  • Student competition organizers
  • Information technology directors
  • Instructional technology coaches
  • Education technology vendors
  • Non-profit organizations

What’s the best session to attend?

That’s easy! Be sure to tune into Steal Our Curriculum on Mon Dec 7, 2020 at 4:45 PM. The speakers will be James Welsh, Candi Ring, and Nathan Wolkenhauer—all from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology.

In this session, participants will learn about the Cyber Florida K-12 Initiative. A primary goal of this new collaboration is to establish a coordinated portfolio of K-12 Cybersecurity Education curriculum, resources, and activities. More importantly, it will engage K-12 teachers, school district leaders, state education leaders, teacher preparation faculty, researchers, policymakers, and those working in the various cybersecurity fields to share resources, experience, expertise, and best practices. All attendees are encouraged to Steal Our Curriculum!

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Roy Winkelman is a 40+ year veteran teacher of students from every level kindergarten through graduate school. As the former Director of FCIT, he began the Center's focus on providing students with rich content collections from which to build their understanding. When not glued to his keyboard, Dr. Winkelman can usually be found puttering around his tomato garden in Pittsburgh.

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