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Cyber Security & Programming
Teacher Professional Development
University of Florida
Department of 
Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Click here to Complete Online Application

This two week professional development opportunity is aimed at teachers working in districts where there are few opportunities for minority and underrepresented students to be engage in computing summer camps or after-school programs. Teachers selected to participate in this professional development will 


  • receive 1 week (20 hours) of professional development focused on introducing teachers to CyberFirst Principles, free Programming tools, and curriculum for a 20 hour summer camp/after-school program.

  • co-teach a 1 week summer camp with the expert CS teachers allowing them to put into practice what they’ve just learned. 


Teachers will be generously compensated for participating in both weeks of the program.


Professional Development Dates includes both the  PD and Camp:

PD - July 20 - 24th, 2015

Camp - July 27th -31st, 2015


To apply to participate in the professional development:

Accepting Application until June 29th - Online Application

Program Acceptance Notifications: July 1st


Contact: Christina Gardner-McCune at

Cyber Security  & Programming Summer Camps
University of Florida
Department of 
Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Camp Flyer:
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Sponsored By: 

This 1-week all day summer camp will help students see the impact of Cyber Threats, Vulnerabilities, & Security on their Everyday Lives and will Empower them to be a Part of the Cyber Defense Solution.


This camp has been designed using a learner-centered approach and focuses on providing interactive and hands-on learning experiences.


Students who participate in this camp will:

  • Gain an awareness of the scope and magnitude of their digital footprint

  • Gain an understanding of how to better secure their privacy and access to their personal information and sensitive data against cybercriminals.

  • Understand core cyber security concepts on a conceptual and practical level

  • Engage in hands-on activities  to apply core cyber security concepts and techniques

  • Understand the fundamentals of programming concepts and learn to code

  • Engage in authentic programming and exploratory cyber-security labs

  • Meet cyber-security professionals and researchers and explore careers in cyber-security


Target Audience: Rising 7th-12th Grade Students with little to no Computer Science Background


Dates: We will offer two sessions during the last week in July 27th -  31st, 2015


Middle School - rising 7th - 9th grade students 

High School- rising 10th-12th graders 


Instructors: Certified Middle & High School Teachers


Program Director: Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune, Assistant Professor, University of Florida



Accepting Application until June 15 - Online Application

Program Acceptance Notifications: June 19th











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