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K12 Cybersecurity Education Community of Interest


This Community of Interest is a forum for K12 teachers, school administrators, local and state education agencies, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, institutions of higher education, and others who are interested in sharing and learning how to grow and sustain diverse students pursuing cybersecurity careers through learning experiences, exposure to career opportunities, and teacher professional development. View the previous K12 Subgroup Charter here. The new K12 Cybersecurity Education Community of Interest charter will be developed soon. 

To join this group, email group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm Eastern Time. We alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays to best accommodate members’ schedules. View the tentative schedule for 2021 hereView mailing list etiquette here

This Community of Interest is part of the broader NICE Community Coordinating Council. As such, members are automatically added to the NICE Community Coordinating Council.

Members of the previous K12 Subgroup do not need to take any action to join this Community of Interest. There will be an automatic transition. If you would like to be removed from the Community of Interest, please let us know.


Terrance Campbell

Terrance R. Campbell - MA Ed, MSISM,
Executive Director - YOUR Center
Technical Support and Community Engagement Mgr - CCTE Cybersecurity Teacher - Shelby County Schools
Technology Mgr - Wayne State University College of Education VAC Program

Credit: Secure Decisions

Laurin Buchanan, CISSP,
Principal Investigator
Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. 


Active Projects: 

  • Removing Roadblocks for Hands-on Cybersecurity Experiences in K12 - Developing a resource that highlights the advantages and addresses stakeholders’ concerns will help remove the roadblocks that keep schools from supporting hands-on cybersecurity curriculum and competitions. View the full project charter here.
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs and Programs of Study (POS) - Curation of known CTE programs and educational resources and development of Toolkit of how to develop a successful CTE Cybersecurity Program. View the full project charter here.
  • K12 Educational Materials: Content Review and Repository Recommendations - Collection and review of K12 educational materials that can be used to inspire cybersecurity career awareness with students in elementary school, stimulate cybersecurity career exploration in middle school, and enable cybersecurity career preparedness in high school. View the full project charter here.
  • K12 Cybersecurity Educational Instructional Professional Development (PD) Series - Determining the professional development needs of K-12 educators in delivering K-12 cybersecurity content and outlining best practices for delivering cybersecurity instruction in the K-12 setting that have proven effective in similar disciplines. View the full project charter here.


k12 implementation plan


Active Programs:




  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created April 25, 2017, Updated January 21, 2021