23 Mar Cyber bootcamp for K-12 teachers to be offered in June
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Dakota Digital Academy (DDA) and the Northern Information Technology Consortium (NITC) are teaming up to deliver a two-day IT/Cyber bootcamp at six locations across the state on June 6-7, 2023. The bootcamp aims to help K-12 teachers who have little digital technologies experience to be exposed to the fun and creative aspects of digital technologies. Attendees can return to their classroom with a technology toolbox to engage their students as well as earn graduate credit upon completion of the course.
“Digital technology literacy is only growing in importance as we see the advancement of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in all that connects us through the Internet and advancement of learning and engaging with our environment. Students need to be taught about digital technologies and this opportunity is a way to help teachers familiarize with important aspects of technology,” said North Dakota University System (NDUS) Chancellor Mark Hagerott.
The two-day bootcamp will be offered at six locations across the state: Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College, Minot State University, Turtle Mountain Community College, Valley City State University, and Williston State College. Modules of learning will include four hours each of networking, cybersecurity awareness, Internet of Things, and programming. Each attendee will receive a $200 stipend to attend and one graduate credit through Minot State University or Valley City State University.
For more information on the learning modules or to register for the bootcamp, go to 2023 Summer Bootcamp – Dakota Digital Academy. The Dakota Digital Academy was established to help provide access to digital-cyber oriented education, training, certificates, and knowledge. It is a collaboration among NDUS campuses, in partnership with select business and corporate partners.