CryptoClub Leader Training - RALEIGH

Public event
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Red Hat Corporate Headquarters
100 East Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
United States
Phone: 919 754 4950
Fax: 919 800 3804

CryptoClub leader training - $125

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The North Carolina Girls STEM Collaborative (NCGSC) and the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) have been chosen as a training hub for CryptoClub, a national after school project and online program that covers cryptography (secret codes and ciphers) and math. 

We are searching across the state for CryptoClub Leaders to host CryptoClubs and support students in their communities.


The CryptoClub Project (, was developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  It uses games, treasure hunts, and other informal activities to engage students in learning cryptography and applying middle-school mathematics.  The CryptoClub curriculum was developed and tested with support from the National Science Foundation and Eduweb.


The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (, located southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, is a public not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing hands-on educational and research opportunities for a broad cross-section of users in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. 

What is a CryptoClub Leader?

A CryptoClub leader should be comfortable with mathematics at the middle-grade level and should believe that working with secret messages can be fun.  Topics such as working with decimals and percents, division with remainder, common factors, negative numbers, and pattern recognition will be covered.  Experience with teaching mathematics or prior cryptography knowledge is not required.

A Leader will form a local CryptoClub afterschool program in their community which will use games, treasure hunts, and other activities to engage students in cryptography and mathematics.  The Club will:

  • Attend CryptoClub Leader Training, a three day workshop.
  • Support a minimum of 10 middle-grade students for 16-20 sessions.
  • Provide a CryptoClub Cipher Handbook for each student ($12 per book).
  • Participate in evaluation activities.
  • Provide computers with Internet service for at least a quarter of the sessions.
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