As cyberattack incidents continue to appear globally, largely attributed to the pandemic’s push for digitization, millions of people are recognizing the importance of strong education programs and cybersecurity fluency. In response to these emerging needs, Novus Consulting Group launched a Cyber Citizenship course this summer. Developed by experts in the cybersecurity industry and in partnership with CareerNet, the 10-module, 30-hour course prepares students in grades 7–12 with cyber etiquette skills by informing them of ways to protect personal identity, school data, home devices, and all networks. Students follow four characters as they face challenges encountered by users of social media, smartphone, internet, and enterprise platforms. Quizzes, individual and group projects, as well as video and audio, reinforce important concepts toward interim learning goals and ultimately Cyber Citizen certification. The course is designed for Android and iPhone and may be administered by teachers via simple ATS. Available in English and Arabic, the course may additionally be configured to meet cultural, school system, and regional needs. As the cybersecurity field continues to evolve, the content of the course will stay updated to reflect the latest trends and threats. Cost: $200.00 for smartphone-based course
The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is a freeLeadership Curriculum with a Framework for Community Service. Designed to teach sixth- to twelfth-graders how to lead and serve, the innovative leadership lessons can easily be integrated into any subject area and all class or club settings. The Lead4Change program is privately funded and available at no cost to educators and youth club advisers. Since 2012, 1.8 million students have put their leadership skills to work. Join more than 14,000 educators in the Lead4Change member community.
Lead4Change is an innovative leadership curriculum for students in grades 6–12. The program includes ready-to-use leadershiplessons aligned to current education standards, including SEL, PBL, Literacy, and 21st Century Skills. Lead4Change also offers Integration Guides for incorporating the lessons into CTE, STEAM, Gifted Education, and core subject areas—English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art—in any setting or learning environment. Additionally, student teams can enter the Lead4Change Challenge and win grants for their school or community. Educators are invited to register for full, free access today.
Through the Young Inventors’ Program (YIP) at the University of New Hampshire, Leitzel Center, teachers guide students through the invention process to solve problems while applying STEM learning and gaining 21st-century skills.