CYBER.ORG is now a curriculum partner of Microsoft’s Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program. TEALS is a philanthropic effort that builds sustainable computer science (CS) programs in high schools, focusing on serving students who are typically excluded from learning CS because of race, gender, or geography.
CYBER.ORG is funded by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with the mission to bring cybersecurity content and awareness into K-12 classrooms at no cost to the school, student or educator.
As the TEALS program’s first partner to offer free cybersecurity curriculum, CYBER.ORG is now providing professional development support to help train TEALS volunteers and teachers to deploy cyber curriculum in high schools around the country. The partnership will increase nationwide K-12 cybersecurity literacy and ensure that more students can explore the possibility of careers within the field.
Working with schools to create an action plan focused on inclusive instruction and learning spaces, as well as diversity in enrollment, TEALS enables classroom teachers to teach CS with the support of industry volunteers and proven curricula. Teachers participating in the TEALS program can now enroll in CYBER.ORG’s content platform, at no cost to them or their school, and complete training to teach cybersecurity skills.
Access to K-12 cybersecurity education is often unequally distributed. This partnership aims to increase equity in cybersecurity education and ensure that all students, regardless of background or socioeconomic status, can pursue cybersecurity in the classroom and as a career.
To learn more about the TEALS program and how to get involved as a volunteer, visit www.microsoft.com/en-us/teals.