As part of the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Initiative, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Division of Career and Technical Education in partnership under the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) are pleased to announce that the ADE will accept applications from/for Arkansas educators for the 2020 Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award, more information can be found at: https://blog.ed.gov/2019/10/nominations-open-inaugural-presidential-cybersecurity-education-award.
ADE will nominate a non-determined number of Arkansas educators who ADE believe represents the State of Arkansas in a positive manner and have a high probability of being recognized on a national level. Any Arkansas educator, holding an Arkansas educator's license and meeting the criteria set forth by the award eligibility guidelines, may submit an application to be considered for nomination by ADE. Educators are also permitted to self-nominate directly for the award, regardless of selection by ADE. Eligibility guidelines and other information can be found at: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/presidential-cybersecurity-education-award.pdf.
To be considered by ADE for nomination, applicants must submit all information required by the national application to ADE via the form found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF3LPY9. Submission of the state form does not guarantee that the applicant will be nominated by ADE; therefore, applicants should keep copies of all files in case they are not chosen to be nominated by the ADE yet wish to self nominate.
Information will be accepted until 11:00 p.m. on December 31, 2019, and applicants chosen to be nominated by ADE will be notified by email on or before January 24, 2020.
Applicants chosen by ADE for state level nomination, will receive a certificate and recognition by the state. In addition, if selected by ADE for nomination, a letter of support from a state educational leader will be included in the nomination packet.