Cybersecurity in the K-8 Classroom: Introduction


Session Dates

Monday April 01, 2024 - Online
Sunday June 30, 2024 - Online

The course is designed as an introduction for educators on what Cybersecurity is and how it can be used to engage students. It aims to support educators in utilizing Cybersecurity topics and resources as a tool to engage students in computer science (CS) learning.

Participants will explore resources and strategies for integrating cross-content connections in Cybersecurity for K-8 classrooms. The educators will share ideas and resources that can be integrated in their classroom setting to teach Cybersecurity.


Educators engaged in the course will:

  • List reasons why we should teach Cybersecurity and how it can be used to engage their students.
  • Utilize Computer Science (CS) Standards and STEELS standards to identify the standards that are in direct and indirect alignment with Cybersecurity topics for K-8 classrooms.
  • Explore and be familiar with age-appropriate educational resources, tools, and curricula available for teaching cybersecurity to K-8 students.
  • Reflect and articulate next steps to advocate for computer science and specifically cybersecurity education in the K-8 environment.

Target Audience

K-8 educators involved with computer science instruction including: General education teachers, content-area teachers, special education teachers, English language learners teachers, librarians, specialists, instructional coaches.
Participants do NOT have to be designated CS or STEM teachers.

Topics Covered: STEM

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Sadie Hetrick, at 717-901-2273, or

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Sadie Hetrick

Content Contact:

Bryan Hower