More About the Cybersecurity Education Program
The videos below are summary presentations that provide an overview of the Cybersecurity Education Proram (CEP) as well as why it's a necessary part of every local education agency's staff development initiative.
Part 1 - Why?
Part 2 - What and How
Initial enrollment form must be completed by your local education agency's superintendent or chief executive.
Enrollment Cycles vs. Customized Offerings
The Cybersecurity Education Program is a statewide offering. Potentially, nearly 300k teachers, over 70k administrators, and about 100k classified employees will participate in the Securing the Human course.
In order to accommodate the large number of public education employees, we are employing enrollment cycles. That is, the Securing the Human course (provided for all employees) will be offered THREE times during the academic school year. The cycles are:
November 5, 2018 to February 1, 2019 (roster must be submitted by October 29 2018)
February 4, 2019 to April 26, 2019 (roster must be submitted by January 28, 2019)
April 29, 2019 to June 28, 2019 (roster must be submitted by April 22, 2019)
Repeating the Securing the Human Course
Of course, once the local education agency's Sentinels (local administrators) have completed the training course, they won't need to take the course all over again if they want to enroll another group of their agency's employees in a subsequent enrollment cycle. All that will be required is that they submit their rosters by the cut off date of the new cycle.
However, it is important to note that any employees that may be being re-enrolled WILL NEED TO START THE COURSE OVER AGAIN. That is, they will NOT be able to pick up where they left off.
It is important for learning courses to have start and end dates. Having worked with online, asynchronous courses (especially those that are offered for free), we know that if there is no end date for a learning experience, many enrollees will simply put off the work. An end date for completing work provides more motivation for learners to actually access the content and get the learning done.
LEAs may choose to opt out of the cycles and offer customized versions of the Securing the Human course. Customized offerings allow the LEAs' Sentinels to have much more control over the program including:
Ability to create start/stop dates for the offering
Ability to add/drop learners at will
Ability to customize the content of course
Ability to control completion requirements
Ability to run analytic and statistical reports at will
The Sentinel Training course will prepare all Sentinels to run customized offerings. Of course, running a customized offering provides more control but will also require more time from the Sentinels.