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The workshop is recommended for teachers and afterschool educators who want to use the middle-grade CryptoClub curriculum to teach cryptography and mathematics in afterschool and enrichment programs. CryptoClub leaders need not be mathematics teachers—just enthusiastic about math. No prior cryptography experience is required.


Participants will learn how to

  • teach cryptography in fun and engaging ways
  • incorporate middle-school mathematics into the informal learning environment
  • use a variety of games, Internet activities, and stories to engage their students

Participants will also

  • meet other teachers and afterschool leaders from around the country
  • hear from people with experience teaching cryptography in a variety of different settings
  • experience the joys of Chicago in the summertime

Participants will receive the CryptoClub books, including the CryptoClub Cipher Handbook for use during the workshop and the CryptoClub Leader Manual for use in leading their own Cryptoclubs.


The cost to attend the workshop is $150.00, which includes books for the workshop and breakfast and lunch each day. The cost to implement the CryptoClub curriculum typically includes $12 per student book (purchased separately).

The workshops are partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

June 27-29, 2017

8:00am - 4:00pm, Days 1 and 2

8:00am - 2:00pm, Day 3


UChicagoSTEM Education

University of Chicago
Chicago Theological Seminary
1407 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637



Free parking is usually available on nearby streets. There is also a free University parking lot on the corner of 60th and Stoney Island.

What to bring

Participants should bring a laptop computer or tablet.

Event Registration

General Info

School/Agency/Institution Info

Home Info

Tell us about your teaching experience. What grade levels? How long? What subjects or areas of interest? Do you have experience teaching in afterschool/out-of-school settings? Please include any previous CryptoClub training and experience as a CryptoClub leader.

Payment Info


You will be redirected to our secure page to make your payment.


Please mail your payment to the following address:

CryptoClub Project
UChicago STEM Education/UCSMP
University of Chicago
1427 E 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Payable to: University of Chicago/CryptoClub
Fee: $150.00


Please email your purchase order in the amount of $150.00 to with the vendor listed as University of Chicago/CryptoClub.

Once your purchase order is received, we will invoice your institution. Registration will be considered complete once full payment is received.

If you have questions, please contact