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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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K12 Educators Cyber Camp

Immerse yourself in the world of technology and educational innovation at our K12 Educators Cyber Camp designed exclusively for K12 educators including teachers, counselors, and administrators. This camp aims to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to inspire and support your students.
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Are you ready to bring cyber knowledge to your classroom? Join us for the K12 Educators Cyber Camp!

Anyone connected to K-12 Education is invited to attend! The camp will run here at Dakota State, from June 4 - 6th, 2024 with events running 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost to participate in the camp. On-campus housing will be provided if needed as well as breakfast and lunch for all participants each day. Participants will also have the option to enroll in a 3-credit hybrid course!

We have added a special option to have a camp extension day to introduce and showcase RING (Regions Investing in the Next Generation) Free Cybersecurity Curriculum to anyone connected to K-12 Education. On Friday, June 7th we will host a day to explore the RING Curriculum and see how it incorporates into your classrooms, supplements existing curriculum, and pairs with the SD Governors Cyber Academy!


Register today!


RING: Free Cybersecurity Curriculum – Training, Demonstrations, and Resources

What is RING?
RING (Regions Investing in the Next Generation) is a cybersecurity course and online resources that offers interesting and engaging content specifically for students and schools without an existing cybersecurity program. 
There are three different ways to utilize RING:

  1. External Instruction – Students learn cybersecurity from their school teachers with access to RING content
  2. Centralized Instruction – Seasoned RING teachers teach target demographic students in a proven virtual experience. 
  3. Educational Partners – Institutional Partners provide meaningful RING experiences to local area students.

Students can receive high school credit for RING in participating states. 

The RING project is a supported grant from the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C). The NCAE-C program office is located within the National Security Agency (NSA).

When is the training?
7 June 2024 (Friday)
Dakota State University (DSU)
Beacom Institute of Technology (BIT) – Room 117

Can I attend virtually if I wasn't able to attend the K12 Educators Cyber Camp or wasn't able to extend my visit?

What does the day look like?
8:30 – 9:00 – Check in and snacks
9:00 – 10:30 – Introduction and Demonstrations
10:30 – 10:45 – Break 
10:45 – 12:00 – Demonstrations and Resources
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch + Q and A
1:00 – 3:00 – Hands on Exploration 
How do I register?
Use the Register Today link above and choose the option about being interested in attending the camp extension day on Friday, June 7th. 
Need a bit of funding? 
We have some funds available to support hotel and travel costs ($250/person). See the registration link above.
What if I have more questions? Happy to answer any additional questions! mark.spanier@dsu.edu