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Building the Cybersecurity Workforce of the Future: How Industry, K-12, and Post-Secondary Work to Create Sustainable Pathways

Thursday, March 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Building the Cybersecurity Workforce of the Future: How Industry, K-12, and Post-Secondary Work to Create Sustainable Pathways

Presented by Dr. Brooke Morgan, Coordinator of Innovative Learning, Talladega County Schools (AL); Dr. Brian Huff, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Rowland Unified School District (CA); Keith Koehne, Co-Founder, Paradigm Cyber Ventures; and Akilah Allen, Education Director of R&D, Digital Promise

Sponsored by Digital Promise Center for Inclusive Innovation

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Digital Promise’s Inclusive Cybersecurity Pathways Cohort has aimed to address inequities in training and readiness for students furthest from opportunity in ten communities across the country. Supported by IBM, each of these ten districts has built community-industry partnerships, participated in Inclusive Innovation to co-design their pathway, and implemented a high-quality cybersecurity curriculum that aligns to industry standard credentials. The learnings from this cohort support the theme of this year’s convening by showing concrete steps to building inclusive pathways for students to gain access to meaningful and lucrative careers.

This edLeader Panel focuses on sharing practical tools and examples of how to create an inclusive learning environment and strategic partnerships. The panelists share the Inclusive Innovation model and Paradigm Cyber Ventures curriculum to highlight insights into the implementation of equity-centered STEM pathways. The goal of this presentation is to:

  • Spread the equity-centered STEM pathways implementation process
  • Bridge the gap between schools, communities, and industry
  • Increase cybersecurity access and awareness

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to middle and high school district leaders, school leaders, and education technology leaders.

Brooke Morgan

About the Presenters

Dr. Brooke Morgan serves as Coordinator of Innovative Learning and Technology for Talladega County Schools. Dr. Morgan has over 25 years of experience with 12 of those years being in school administration and seven years in district-level administration. She is the recipient of the Marbury Technology Innovation Administrator Award given by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Outstanding Curriculum Leader Award given by the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has served as the lead for the following research collaboratives: Computational Thinking Pathways Collaborative; CT in NGSS; Districts Helping Districts: Scaling Inclusive CT Pathways; and Cybersecurity: Creating Workforce Expansion for Opportunity Youth.

Dr. Brian Huff is the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. As a National Board Certified Teacher, he taught middle school and served as a program specialist for English learners. In his role as Director of Instructional Support, Dr. Huff was the district lead for digital equity projects. He currently serves on the Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion team with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which helps guide his work supporting the success of each and every student.

Keith Koehne

Keith Koehne has a passion for designing programs for students that change the trajectory of their lives. This led him to start Paradigm Cyber Ventures and eventually move away from the world of school leadership. Paradigm brings world-class curricula and industry connections to all students to empower them to fill the 572,000 open jobs in the U.S. He brings a wealth of school leadership experience having served as a teacher, principal, HR director, and curriculum director. He is excited to share his enthusiasm for this work with each of you.

Akilah Allen

Akilah Allen leads Digital Promise’s inclusive innovation project portfolio to support school districts and communities in transforming education. Akilah’s experience includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, education research at the Brookings Institution, global education in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with USAID, state and district school system improvement in Washington, D.C., and teaching kindergarten in New York City Public Schools. Akilah began her career on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs. She earned her BA from Spelman College, MA in education from the City University of New York, and MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Join the Inclusive Innovation to Transform Education community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.

Digital Promise’s Center for Inclusive Innovation reimagines education research and development (R&D) by resourcing the creative ingenuity of communities working in partnership with school districts to create equitable powerful learning opportunities for students furthest from opportunity. The foundation for Inclusive Innovation is anchored in a set of core tenets that embody an equity-centered approach to research and development. The tenets define how we deliberately support teams in co-constructing an inclusive R&D culture that enables equitable leadership and contribution.

How unlocking the power of R&D through inclusive innovation cann transform education


Thursday, March 7, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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