Coming for Teens: Cyber Camps
Dates of Interest:
Teacher and Leader Training on May 30th, and May 31st
(All high school teachers and college students majoring in computer science or math that go through training will receive a stipend for both the training and the summer cyber camp instruction.)
First Two Scheduled Camps:
Week of June 19th
and Week of July 10th, 9 AM to 3 PM
Target Audience: All Interested Middle and High Schoolers
Interested HS Teachers and Leaders of College Age majoring in computer science or math open to Training and Participating in Cyber Camps should contact Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-548-1304.
Student registration for camp opens on April 21st to Deborah Grant at LCCC, 1300 W. Muhammed Ali Blvd. email@example.com; 502-583-8821.
These first two classes will be held at LCCC in conjunction with its new Gigabit Demo Center, which has our Mayor’s support.
UPS, under its diversity mission, has funded TALK to provide four cyber camps in West Louisville this summer! These week-long camps will be held at Louisville Center Community Centers, and Neighborhood House for middle and high school students and offered at no fee. First priority registration for these first two courses goes to those living in or close to West Louisville zip codes.
We are now recruiting teachers and leaders for the classroom to take training from NICERC on May 30, and May 31st at Louisville Central Community Center offices at 1300 W. Muhammed Ali Blvd.
Cyber Camp Curricula Description:
Cyber Literacy is a hands-on curriculum that builds a strong cyber foundation for high school students. The course introduces students to cyber by blending robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts. Students learn about the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with operating in cyberspace. Throughout the course, students learn the basics of electricity, programming, and networking as well as develop critical thinking skills. Cyber Literacy lays a foundation for further exCybercamps, cyber engploration into STEM and cyber-related topics.
Electricity shows the students the fundamentals of electricity from the very basic movement of electrons to practical and engaging experiments that include chemistry, circuitry, and magnetism concepts. Programming introduces students to basic coding essentials through flowcharts and simple programming languages. This unit builds the students’ confidence in programming which will apply to the subsequent units. Robotics uses a Parallax® Boe-Bot® microcontroller as the platform for teaching students robotics fundamentals. Students assemble their robots to perform various functions through the implementation of sensors and application of their programming knowledge. Liberal Arts illustrates real world applications and implications of computers and the internet in our society today. Students are challenged to intensely deliberate the historical and societal context of cyber.
A special thanks to the UPS team in Louisville! Information Security Manager Michael Robinson of the UPS Security Operation Center and Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK, shake on the new UPS grant funding TALK to run 4 weeklong area cyber camps for middle and high schoolers. More than 50 hours of service have been put in by the UPS Louisville team to support TALK in the last six months as a key corporate member!