March 31, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Cybersecurity Instructional Workshops

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC), is pleased to offer seven cybersecurity instructional workshops, in conjunction with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) professional association summer conferences as follows:

Association

Program/Cluster Area

Location

Date

VAAE

Agricultural Education

Northampton High School
Eastville, Virginia

July 17, 2017

VAHAMSEA

Health and Medical Sciences

Great Wolf Lodge
Williamsburg, Virginia

July 19, 2017

VBEA

Business and Information Technology

Founders Inn and Spa
Virginia Beach, Virginia

July 24, 2017

VTEEA

Technology Education

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, Virginia

July 25, 2017

VATIE

Trade and Industrial Education

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, Virginia

July 27, 2017

VAME

Marketing

Great Wolf Lodge
Williamsburg, Virginia

July 31, 2017

VATFACS

Family and Consumer Sciences

Hotel Roanoke
Roanoke, Virginia

August 1, 2017


The workshops will focus on implementation of the Cybersecurity Fundamentals course and will provide instructional methodology and resources.  During the session, the CIC trainers, through a project-driven approach, will guide teachers through the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with operating in cyberspace.  Teachers will receive free cybersecurity curricula that can be integrated into the classroom.

The cybersecurity workshops will be provided through the professional associations as a part of their pre-conference or conference activities.  The individual conference programs give the dates, times, and registration procedures.  Participation in the CTE summer professional training conferences is an allowable expenditure of federal Perkins funds as long as it is included in the approved local plan. 

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at cte@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.

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