Call for Presentation Proposals
The National CyberWatch Center's Curriculum Standards Panel is pleased to announce the Call for Presentation Proposals for the 2019 Virtual Brown Bag Lunch program. Presentations made in a Virtual Brown Bag Lunch showcase or unveil exciting new innovations in cybersecurity education. Often these new techniques, tools, and executable libraries for instruction, assessment, practice lab, or challenge lab are in a prototype form when presented in a Virtual Brown Bag Lunch session. Each Virtual Brown Bag Lunch includes a 20-30 minute presentation followed by Q&A and discussion. The primary purposes of the session are to:
Proposals most likely to be successful are those that are informative and relevant, with clear and immediate application for raising the capability maturity of cybersecurity students and professionals. Strong proposals will focus tightly on one of the specific content areas. Though a presentation may focus solely on one element of a curriculum, the most valued proposals are those which present a complete instructional module containing all elements of a competency-based mastery learning curriculum:
Figure 1: Foundation and Pathway Series Curriculum Standards
Call for Presentation Proposals will be accepted only through the online mechanism. Proposals will not be accepted in any other manner. Proposals are evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once presentation slots are filled for each month of the 2019 program, no further proposals will be evaluated. Therefore, it is essential that you submit your proposal as soon as possible.
All presentations must indicate what material will be presented in each of the following areas:
Curriculum development process
Assessment of mastery
Presenters are strongly urged to read the article defining the key terms involved in competency-based mastery learning ("Competency is Not a Three Letter Word") to ensure adherence to the principles and terminology used by the National CyberWatch Center Curriculum Standards Panel.
Questions regarding the Curriculum Standards Panel Virtual Brown Bag Lunch series or this Call for Presentations should be directed to Dr. David H. Tobey, Director of Research and Assessments (firstname.lastname@example.org).