The CryptoClub Project of the University of Illinois at Chicago is offering a 3-day leader-training workshop for middle-grade teachers and afterschool leaders on June 23-25, 2014.
Cryptography, the science of secret messages, is an intriguing STEM topic and an important application of mathematics.
CryptoClub is a 16-20 hour afterschool curriculum designed for students in grades 6-8. It uses games, treasure hunts, and other informal activities to engage students in learning cryptography and applying middle-school mathematics. The CryptoClub curriculum has been developed and tested with support from the National Science Foundation.
Our flyer can be viewed here. Additional information and an application may be found on our project website at: www.math.uic.edu/CryptoClubProject.
Registration priority is given to applicants who have their administrator's approval to conduct a CryptoClub program in 2014-2015 and to those who apply by May 1, 2014.
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