LifeJourney is excited to announce a series of virtual Cyber Teacher workshops happening over the remainder of 2020. The workshops aim to build a foundational understanding of the field of cyber security, enabling teachers to effectively communicate to students about cyber security topics and facilitate student learning in the classroom.
The workshops are available to teachers across Australia and are NESA registered PD (see below) for teachers in New South Wales. The course is recommended for those teaching Digital Technologies, Information Technology, Careers and STEM subjects from Y7-12. Teachers will develop a baseline understanding of the cyber security ecosystem in Australia, and be equipped with classroom-ready curriculum and resources to teach students.
2020 Cyber Teacher Virtual Workshop Series & Agenda
- Term 2: 25th June (REGISTER)
- Term 3: 20th August (REGISTER) | 17 September (REGISTER)
- Term 4: 15th October (REGISTER) | 19 November (REGISTER)
The course will contribute 5 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. The first two hours of the Cyber Teacher course will be delivered through the workshop series. Upon completion of the virtual workshop, teachers will be invited to complete the Fundamentals of Cyber online module developed by LifeJourney and CompTIA. A final collaborative workshop will be organised for teachers who have completed the first modules to share what they’ve learned.
The course content has been designed to showcase the cross-disciplinary nature of the Australian cyber security ecosystem and the breadth and diversity of skills required for the future workforce. An estimated 17,000 additional cyber security professionals will be needed to secure Australia’s economy over the next five years. The Cyber Teacher PD series is part of the broader ASD CyberEXP program and made possible through the sponsorship of the Australian Signals Directorate.