B’More Secure: GenCyber Train the Trainer

The Towson University Center for STEM Excellence, in partnership with the TU Cyber Center is excited to announce the B′More Secure GenCyber Professional Learning Program, designed to support secondary educators in Maryland in engaging their students in learning about cybersecurity.

Cyber Security

About the Program

The 2023–2024 B’More Secure GenCyber Professional Learning Program is a year-long professional learning community for middle and high school educators in Maryland that will build teacher capacity to integrate cybersecurity concepts into their courses and engage their students in learning about careers and post-secondary opportunities in cybersecurity.  We are particularly interested in increasing interest in cybersecurity among students traditionally underrepresented in cyber careers and fields of study (ie. African America, Hispanic) and strongly encourage educators who work with these populations of students to apply. 

No Coding Experience Required

The program is primarily designed for teachers with little to no cybersecurity content knowledge. However, teachers with existing cybersecurity knowledge and teaching experience are also encouraged to apply, as a focus on the pedagogy of teaching cyber, career connections and social justice issues related to cyber security will benefit teachers with all levels of experience.

Stipend, Computer and Credits 

Teachers who successfully complete the B’More Secure GenCyber program will receive a $1,200 stipend (must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident), a new computer (which is theirs to keep), 3 CPD credits and AU credits (pending Baltimore City approval). 

Click here for detailed information on the program and a list of FAQ's.

Important Program Dates

Important dates

Applications

Applications available here
Principal Support Form available here

Earlybird deadline March 31. Earlybird applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than April 7, 2023.  

Kick-off Webinar (Virtual)

Wednesday, May 31 2023, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Zoom)

Summer Camp

June 26–June 30, 2023 (8:30 am -5:00 pm) in person on TU Campus

B’More Secure GenCyber Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2024 in-person on TU Campus

Questions?

For questions, email Dr. Mary Stapleton,