This session will raise the awareness of spatial skills as an important predictor of achievement in STEM careers and highlight the opportunities for spatial thinking in cybersecurity education among early elementary students. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that at least 50 percent of mathematics instruction focus on spatial reasoning. Participants will explore effective teaching strategies that can be readily implemented in the classroom or at home to help preschoolers and early elementary students develop and expand their spatial thinking, and make the bridge to career in cybersecurity.
Hall: Texas Salon B
Track: Track 1 Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness
Type: Concurrent Session