Supporters and Partners
- National School Boards Association’s
(NSBA) Technology Leadership Network
The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network (TLN) is the network of savvy educators committed to improving student achievement by applying the most effective technology solutions. As one of the most respected membership programs in the education technology field, TLN includes every level of the district's technology team: superintendent, technology directors, principals, teachers, and school board members.
The National School Boards Association is a national federation of state and territorial school boards associations that represent more than 95,000 school board members who govern the nation's public schools. The organization's mission is to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education throughout the United States through local school board leadership.
- State Educational Technology
Directors Association (SETDA)
Founded in the fall of 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the state directors for educational technology. SETDA's goal is to improve student achievement through technology.
- Character Education Partnership
The Character Education Partnership is a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in K-12 schools.
- National Educational Technology
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The primary goal of the ISTE NETS Project is to enable stakeholders in PreK-12 education to develop national standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project welcomes the release of the CyberSmart! Curriculum, enabling K-8 students to meet the NETS student standards relating to legal, ethical, and responsible use of technology.
Lajeane G. Thomas, Director, ISTE NETS Project
ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology dedicated to promoting appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration in K–12 education and teacher education.
- National Association of School Psychologists
NASP represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill is the elementary school publishing division of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of electronic and print products that enhance teaching and learning in the pre-K through 12th grade, higher education and professional markets. McGraw-Hill Education is a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, Business Week and McGraw-Hill Education. The Corporation has more than 320 offices in 34 countries. Sales in 2002 were $4.8 billion.
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology
in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC)
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC) comprises the Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Frostburg State University, University of Delaware/Office of Educational Technology, Temple University Instructional and Learning Technologies Program (ILT), and a network of rural and urban demonstration schools across the region.
MAR*TEC aims to address the region's educational reform needs to ensure that every student in the region becomes technologically proficient to enhance their ability to achieve schooling success and fully participate in the workplace of 21st century America and the global economy.
- National CyberSecurity Alliance
CyberSmart! is a founding member of the National CyberSecurity Alliance with government organizations and industry to foster awareness of cybersecurity. Its members are working to raise citizen awareness of the critical role computer security plays in protecting the nation's Internet infrastructure, and to encourage computer users to protect their home and small business systems. The Alliance's Stay Safe Online Campaign Web site received more than 2 million hits the first month of its launch.
& Information Industry Association (SIIA)
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information,
- Consortium for School Networking
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national non-profit organization, is the premier voice in education technology leadership. Our mission is to advance the K-12 education community’s capacity to effectively use technology to improve learning through advocacy, policy and leadership development. Our members represent school districts, state and local education agencies, nonprofits, companies and individuals who share our vision.
- SANS Institute
The SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute is a cooperative research and education organization through which more than 156,000 security professionals, auditors, system administrators, and network administrators share the lessons they are learning and find solutions to the challenges they face. SANS was founded in 1989.
The core of the Institute is the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire SANS community.
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the nation’s leading provider of secondary learning materials. Some lessons from The CyberSmart! Curriculum have been used in Glencoe/McGraw-Hill’s TechCONNECT®, an online Grades 6-8 middle school program that teaches computer applications within the context of the core subject areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics and science, making it easy to integrate technology into the classroom. TechCONNECT reinforces, supports, and extends standards-based learning while incorporating computer application skills.
- TECH CORPS®
TECH CORPS® is the leading national nonprofit mobilizing technology volunteers into schools, offering tech support and teacher training. Founded in 1995 and sponsored by such companies as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and YES Network; TECH CORPS engages a nationwide network of thousands of technology volunteers providing high quality technological resources that enrich K-12 teaching and learning and prepare tomorrow's workforce.
- Generation YES
Generation YES (Gen Y - Youth and Educators Succeeding) supports K-12 as change agents infusing technology to improve learning. The mission of Generation YES is to support student centered programs aimed at improving learning through the inclusion of modern technologies. Generation YES provides services, materials and support for schools throughout the world in support of this mission.
Gen Y (Youth and Educators Succeeding) began as a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant in the Olympia school district in Washington State in 1996. The vision was to include students in the effort to infuse technology into curriculum and schools. After 6 years, the program is not only still going strong in Olympia, but also has also spread to hundreds of schools in 44 states.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. Membership is open to institutions of higher education, corporations serving the higher education information technology market, and other related associations and organizations. EDUCAUSE programs include professional development activities, print and electronic publications, strategic policy initiatives, research, awards for leadership and exemplary practices, and a wealth of online information services. The current membership comprises nearly 1,900 colleges, universities, and education organizations, including more than 180 corporations, and more than 13,000 active member representatives.
goCyberCamp is a Web-based resource available free of charge to children and school-age care professionals. Campers, ages 8-12, can engage in hands-onlearning experiences through interactive games and activities that teach science and arts and crafts. goCyberCamp is developed by the Center for 4-H Youth Development, part of the University of Minnesota Extension Service,and funded by the AT&T Family Care Development Fund, a joint project of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), as a virtual "camp" where children spend their time online constructively. School-age care professionals using goCyberCamp are provided with SMART rules to share with children on a series of Internet safety posters derived from The CyberSmart Curriculum.
CyberSmart! has partnered with a variety of organizations:
- National School Boards Association's(NSBA) Technology Leadership Network
- Character Education Partnership (CEP)
- National Association of School Psychologists
- National CyberSecurity Alliance
- Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
- The State of New York
- The Arkansas Press Association
- TECH CORPS
- Software and Information Industry Association
- Generation YES
- goCyberCamps (4-H Youth Development)
- MAR*TEC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium)