CSTA to launch NSA Day of Cyber LifeJourney Program
Friday, January 22, 2016
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Computer Science Teachers Association to launch NSA Day of Cyber LifeJourney Program
NSA Day of Cyber provides 21,000 Computer Science Teachers a powerful tool to connect Computer Science to the nation’s fastest growing STEM Career Pathway
NEW YORK, October 29, 2015 – In an effort to expand awareness of computer science education beyond “just coding,” The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is joining with the NSA, LifeJourney, and other organizations to premiere a new online Cyber Education Experience called the NSA Day of Cyber at the CyberMaryland 2015 Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, October 29th at 8:00am.
The NSA Day of Cyber, sponsored by the NSA, powered by LifeJourney, provides educators a ready-to-use tool to bring cybersecurity into their classrooms. The interactive, online platform will enable students to test drive and experience a day in the life of six NSA cyber professionals and introduce them to challenging real-life cyber scenarios.
"The CSTA members, who are our nation's Computer Science teachers, will be one of the most powerful influencers of introducing cybersecurity skills to students by connecting the NSA Day of Cyber experience to what they are teaching in the classroom," remarked Rick Geritz, CEO of LifeJourney." It starts with the teachers, they will help shape and inspire our future generation of STEM and cyber professionals.”
“CSTA is excited to be a partner in the ‘NSA Day of Cyber’ experience,” said Mark R. Nelson, executive director for the association, whose more than 21,000 members are primarily K-12 computer science teachers. “The experience allows students to see that there is much more to computer science than programming. We hope it will engage the imagination of students to explore the growing diversity and number of careers in computer science and cybersecurity.”
The NSA Day of Cyber is a free online experience developed for schools, universities and organizations in the United States. #dayofcyber
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.
LifeJourney is web-based classroom experience that enables students to live a day in the life of America’s STEM and Cyber leaders. Students choose from over 100 Lifejourneys designed by America’s leading companies to inspire and motivate the nation’s youth toward realizing their dreams and achieving rewarding careers.
About NSA Day of Cyber
The NSA Day Of Cyber is a national initiative sponsored by the NSA, designed to raise the National IQ for STEM and Cyber Science careers by inspiring the next generation of students through a self guided interactive, online cybersecurity awareness experience called LifeJourney. The fully automated online experience enables students to test-drive their future by living a day in the life of six NSA Cyber leaders.