I received the following communication I would like to share with you.
-Kathy Ernst, NJSTA President
I'd like to make NJ science teachers aware of the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Youth Cyber Defense Competition. See: www.uscyberpatriot.org .
Also, would like to make them aware of the potential to get hands-on training to coach a CyberPatriot team.
Each team consists of a middle or high school teacher/coach and two to six students. See a recent press release for more info at:
The Open Division team registration provides access to the software, participant materials, and all travel expenses for teams qualifying for the in-person competitions. The current CP-VII team enrollment deadline is Oct 10th with the first two competition rounds scheduled for Oct 24-26 and Nov 14-16. The final in-person all paid competition will be held at the AFA’s CyberFutures Conference, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, on March 11-15, 2015. To see the competition timeline, see: https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/competition/competition-timeline
Mandy Galante, Applied Technology Teacher, Red Bank Regional High School, has coached CyberPatriot teams since they were opened to all high school students. Her first CP-III team won the national competition and all of her teams have consistently been the top scoring Open Division teams in NJ. She has offered to give a presentation for teachers on how to coach a CyberPatriot team and get started for this fall. The presentation would include hands-on demonstrations with laptops to simulate what a competition looks like.
If NJ science teachers are interested in attending a demonstration in August on how to coach a CyberPatriot team, they should contact me, Howard Leach, at email@example.com or 973-540-1283 to arrange for a date. If the team enrollment registration fee is a problem, contact a local AFA Chapter at: http://njairforceassoc.org/chapters.htm
Cordially, Howard Leach, NJ Pres, AFA
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