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Wednesday, November 14 • 2:55pm - 3:45pm
Cybersecurity Education Standards: Partnership Between Industry and Education

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Using cybersecurity as an example, this session will examine the relationship between industry and education stakeholders as they developed computer science education standards. The session will follow two threads of conversation: one based on the specifics of cybersecurity and the other focused on the process. This session will examine: 1) how the sub-concept of cybersecurity was elevated to main concept status; 2) how the Standards Committee ensured that the standards include content and skills that were relevant to a fast-changing industry as well as being cognitively appropriate for the designated grade bands and; 3) the process of balancing the needs of industry and education.

The chair of the Rhode Island Computer Education Standards Advisory Committee will moderate a panel composed of a defense industry association education specialist, a high school teacher and a cybersecurity expert. They will discuss how experts in content and experts in pedagogy and educational administration worked together to develop the cybersecurity standards that were endorsed in May 2018 (as part of a larger set of CS standards) by the Rhode Island Board of Education and are currently being implemented.

After a very brief introduction to Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) and the development of the CS education standards, the panel will discuss the following questions:

  • Why should cybersecurity be a stand-alone core concept in the standards?
  • As risks continually evolve, how can cybersecurity be taught so it is age appropriate and relevant?
  • How are content and/or perspective differences resolved?

Moderators
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Carol M. Giuriceo

Director, Rhode Island STEAM Center @ Rhode Island College

Speakers
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Simon A. Cousins

Principal Client Specialist, FM Global
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Linda Larsen

Director of Education Outreach & Workforce Development, Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDA)
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Joe Mazzone

Career and Technical Education Instructor, William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School, Lincoln, Rhode Island


Wednesday November 14, 2018 2:55pm - 3:45pm EST
Meeting Room C

Attendees (5)