Python Programming Workshop for HS CS Educators

The multi-year CyberCity Initiative funded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation seeks to infuse cyber education in every school, eventually in every classroom in the Tulsa metropolitan area. In the middle ages, students learned long division in college; now children learn it by fourth grade.  It is imperative to impart cyber education and skills throughout the K-12 system, helping energize a generation of cyber-savvy tinkerers and innovators who may well transform Tulsa and its economy.

Five CyberCity Educator Workshops will be conducted during the summer of 2021 to stimulate and enhance curricular and extra-curricular cyber activities in elementary, middle and high schools. The workshops will prepare K-12 grade educators to impart cyber, programming and cyber security learning experiences through grade-appropriate, standards-based activities. Workshop activities will include content lessons, hands-on laboratories, cooperative games and competitions in a variety of classroom settings.

All five CyberCity Educator Workshops will be conducted in in-person, half-day formats over ten days (two contiguous weeks).

Hosted by The University of Tulsa

Python Programming Workshop (High School Computer Science Educators)

Weeks of June 14 and June 21 (10 Days)
Morning Sessions Only: 8:30AM to 12:00PM
Maximum Participant Count: 24

Workshop Content

  • System and Software Installation and Use: Raspberry Pi setup, configuration and debugging, Linux operating system and installation and use of Python, Anaconda, Jupyter Notebook, GitHub and text editor.
  • Python Programming Topics: Variables and sample data types, lists, queues and stacks, control statements and program development, functions and classes, Python standard libraries and files.
  • Python Programming Projects: Caesar cipher implementation (individual) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cryptosystem implementation (group).
  • Cyber and Cyber Security Topics: Basic cyber concepts, cyber ethics and cyber bullying, online safety, Internet of Things, cyber threats and risks, and cyber security best practices.

Participant Equipment/Supplies/Stipend
Raspberry Pi computer with keyboard, mouse and monitor, cyber security breakout game software, 12 cyber security game card decks, CyberCity t-shirt and $700 stipend.
Professor Vidhyashree Nagaraju (

Date: June 14, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon


University of Tulsa

800 S. Tucker Drive

Tulsa, OK 74104

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Registration close date: June 13, 2021

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