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Thursday, June 6 • 8:40am - 12:00pm
Teaching Kids Cryptography with Python FULL

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Teach Your Students Cryptography By Using the Python Programming Language

The Python programming language is extensively used in cybersecurity. Cryptography is a distinct and important role in the (quite large) cybersecurity arena of positions. By helping kids program a cipher (encrypted message) in Python, the teacher is accomplishing two things: Introducing students to Python, and teaching them a bit about crypto. Crypto is a **huge** topic, so secondary teachers cannot expect students to run away with it. But teachers can be successful in teaching basic cryptographic ideas with Python programming.

Attendees should have their favorite Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) installed on their computer. I would recommend PyCharm Edu if teachers do not have a preference. https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm-edu/

Standards:
CSTA (CP) 5.3.B.4 and 9, (CL) 5.3.B.1 and 5, and (CPP) 5.3.B.3, and 4

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avatar for Bill Heldman

Bill Heldman

Computer Science and Cybersecurity Instructor, Warren Tech
After a 20-year long career in Information Technology (IT), I am finishing up my 13th teaching computer science and cybersecurity at Warren Tech (WT), which is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school in the Jeffco School District. WT's central campus is based in Lakewood... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 8:40am - 12:00pm
Silverton 1500 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO

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