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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/

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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Bill Heldman

Computer Science and Cybersecurity Instructor, Warren Tech
Bill Heldman has been teaching Computer Science at Warren Tech, a Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school based in the Jeffco School District in Lakewood, Colorado for the last 16 years. Prior to that he had a 20-year-long Information Technology career.

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