Teachers and adults are invited to a one-day workshop to learn how to teach cryptography and establish a CryptoClub program at your school or after-school program!
What is CryptoClub?
In a CryptoClub, kids in 5th – 8th grades use mathematics to make and break secret codes. Because of the mathematical nature of the subject and the natural interest surrounding secret messages, cryptography is an exciting hook for learning and applying mathematics! CryptoClub can be anywhere—after-school, in-class, as part of a youth group, or scout program! While curriculum is geared towards 5th – 8th graders, it can be adapted easily for lower or higher grades.
What is the Leader Training?
During Leader Training, participants will learn how to: teach cryptography in fun and engaging ways; incorporate school mathematics into the informal learning environment; use a variety of games, internet activities, and stories to engage their students; and how to establish a CryptoClub program in your school or afterschool program. Leaders need not be mathematics teachers—just enthusiastic about math! No prior cryptography experience is required.
Cost: $30 per person. Includes a copy of the CryptoClub Cipher Handbook for use during the workshop and the CryptoClub Leader Manual for use in leading your own Cryptoclubs. Lunch will be provided.
What to Bring: Participants should bring a laptop computer.
Note: The cost to implement the CryptoClub curriculum typically includes a $12 per student book (purchased separately).
Funded by the National Science Foundation Grant #1724481