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EPS educators are pictured inside an Everett High classroom for a professional development course led by the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center

EPS educators this week are taking part in a free professional development course offered by the the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), which is the academic division of the Cyber Innovation Center.

The course, which started on Monday and ends on Wednesday, Aug. 6, was organized by Everett High teacher Neil Plotnick. The instruction was led by NICERC professional development specialist Tommy Gober. Funding was provided through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The professional development explores interactive, engaging lessons that will motivate your students. Through a blending of robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts, teachers are introduced to the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with operating in cyberspace, as well as laying a foundation for further exploration into STEM and cyber-related topics.

An EPS teacher holds a bot used during a cyber literacy course for educators
One of the bots used by teachers during the professional development course led by the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center.

Teachers are pictured inside a classroom for a professional development course on cyber security
Some of the educators who participated in this week’s cyber literacy professional development class at Everett High School.

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