Join TALK and its constituents at Techfest Louisville on Aug. 16th for a look at “The State’s Cybersecurity Pathway for Teens and What is Ahead.” For more sessions, go to www.techfestlou.com to see the schedule on the homepage.
- Day 1–Aug. 16th at the Pendennis Club – 3:00 PM, 2nd Floor
Cybersecurity Education Track “The State’s Cybersecurity Pathway for Teens and What is Ahead” | Co-Presenters: Scott U’Sellis, Information Technology & Media Arts Consultant, KY Department of Education and Ryan Deal, Business and IT College and Career Readiness Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
“The State’s Cybersecurity Pathway for Teens and What is Ahead” will give insight into how the state has adopted a proactive pathway model for teens in 9th through 12th grade that will go into the classroom beginning in this next semester both in Jefferson County Public Schools as well as other school districts across the state.
Kentucky is only the second state to adopt the cyber engineering curricula created by NICERC, a federal agency, thanks to TALK’s effort to bring this curricula to the state and address a workforce demand. Scott and Ryan will explore and define the available IT pathways being used in the classroom, how this impacts the future workforce, and why it is important to see more computer science in our schools in general.
Scott will discuss the new standards committee at the state level to push computer education down into kindergarten and through 12th grade.
Ryan will discuss the schools adopting the pathway and how you, as a professional, can be part of the TALK speaker bureau to come into the classroom for labs, and talks about cybersecurity and other tech talks.
->>>—Cybersecurity needs are growing 12 times faster than other professions nationwide and here in KY as well. —>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The time is now to have our youth educated in jobs of the future. Schools in Jefferson County adopting the cyber engineering pathway include: Southern, Seneca, Fairdale, Central, and Ballard High School. Schools in Jefferson County incorporating a portion of the curricula include: ESL Newcomer Academy, Fern Creek, Louisville Manual, and Eastern High School.
For tickets, go to www.techfestlou.com and order now! $99 per day; $174 for both days.