Current high school educators interested in learning to teach cybersecurity in an interactive  learning environment.


The 5-week online class start from June 12th to July 15th.

In-person Summer Intensive in Seattle will be held July 23th – July 26th, 2023.

Transportation cost, housing, and meals are included. 



The Cybersecurity High School Innovations (CHI): 

  • Prepare HS teachers to teach a complete cybersecurity course to high school students fall 2023
  • Curriculum design uses Bloom’s Taxonomy, interactive learning, workplace skills 
  • Embeds career assessment and into classroom instruction
  • Describe cybersecurity career pathways throughout the course
  • Builds on the power of peer-to-peer learning
  • Mentors work with educators throughout the course and during the entire school year to support classroom instruction
  • Models Adult Learning Methodologies (flipped, classroom, muddiest point, discussion boards, and team projects)
  • Provides Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Units for course completion
  • Provides a stipend and covers travel and residency costs for Summer Intensive


Course Description for Introduction to Cybersecurity 

The overarching goal of the course is to introduce the foundational concepts, principles, and tools of cybersecurity. This course’s primary purpose functions as a survey of major topics in the cybersecurity field and presents a range of interrelated industry vocabulary, tools, frameworks, and methodologies. The course emphasizes security integration, application of cybersecurity practices and devices, ethics, and best practices management. 

Course Outcomes 

Students will:

  • Explain the role of cybersecurity’s professional code of ethics and career opportunities. 
  • Outline the context and importance of core principles of cybersecurity and a threat matrix 
  • Define the vocabulary associated with cybersecurity 
  • Evaluate various security systems, practices, and frameworks for overall effectiveness, usability, and feasibility 
  • Evaluate attacks, vulnerabilities, threats, control measures, and trust to determine cyber risk 
  • Create a secure network topology from a working scenario 


Course Objectives 


  • Summarize how cybersecurity impacts the quality of people’s lives through an examination of digital participation worldwide and the rise of IoT. 
  • Construct models for establishing Trust, System Security, Adversarial Thinking, and Risk. 
  • Explain how network standards and protocols allow different types of devices to communicate. 
  • Understand data security controls including authentication, identification, authorization, and access controls. 
  • Describe the purpose of common cybersecurity laws at the federal and state level 
  • Analyze common security failures and identify specific design principles that have been violated 
  • Classify various malicious attack types, actors, and malware 
  • Examine the social and psychological factors that play into exploiting and/or implementing information security systems and policies 
  • Apply the vocabulary and abstract systems that are a part of the basics of cryptography and data encryption 
  • Identify hardware and software security issues related to an adversary gaining access to a device or network.