Bringing together the foundational blocks for K-12 computer science education in Mississippi.
The mission of the Center for Cyber Education (CCE) is to ensure all students in Mississippi have access to quality cyber education instruction from elementary through high school. Ultimately, this encompasses topics across the technology spectrum—including programming, cybersecurity, robotics, data science, and artificial intelligence—as well as the quantitative, technological, and sociological implications of each. The CCE also promotes teaching foundational concepts, including computational thinking, effective and appropriate uses of technology, digital forensics, and digital ethics across the K-12 curriculum.
Mississippi has aggressive goals of creating a computer science curriculum framework in K-12 and placing qualified computer science teachers in all Mississippi schools by 2023-2024. The CCE, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education and Mississippi State University’s Research and Curriculum Unit, works to support these goals, as well as the Computer Science for Mississippi initiative—also known as CS4MS—with the input of an advisory board made up of representatives from the eight colleges at Mississippi State University and industries throughout the state. This diverse advisory board will help the CCE to understand the pervasive impact of cyber skills and information technology across society, and provide valuable insight into the courses and training that are needed for effective and relevant K-12 cyber education.
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The 2021 training schedule will be announced at a later date.