By Cathy Kozlowicz


Elkhorn Area High School teacher Jerry Iserloth predicts the need for employees with cyber security knowledge is going to explode. With businesses such as Foxconn coming to Wisconsin, he said, someone will need to protect them.

“I want to see more of an awareness (of cyber security),” Isersloth, AP computer science instructor and PLTW master teacher said. “I see parents and teachers concerned.”

Through the pilot class of cyber security, he said he hopes to give his students knowledge so they can use the skills in their careers and learn how to protect businesses and themselves. EAHS is the only school in Wisconsin piloting cyber security as a part of its Project Lead The Way program.

PLTW provides transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers by using hands-on classroom learning environments. The students gain knowledge that requires in-demand knowledge that helps giving students the skills and what they need to know to thrive in today’s society.

The cyber security course includes personal, system, network and applied cyber security areas.

“In each one, students learn how to prevent hackers from getting to us,” Iserloth said.

Read more, including comments from students in the class, in the Jan. 3 Elkhorn Independent.


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