EDU 909 Understanding Today's Students
This course delves into the powerful societal and technological influences contributing to the development and perspectives of today's students. Culture and technology are contributing to changing worldviews, expectations, and practices in families, schools, and communities today. Students are learning in a world that is very different from what it was just a few decades ago.
Understanding Today's Students examines the attitudes, behaviors, and emotional and mental health of students. It exploresthe opportunities and challenges inherent in current parenting, education and technology trends. Strategies are discussed for effectively engaging, equipping, and empowering Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) learners.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
The information in this course was very valuable to see into characteristics of the generation we see in the education field today. Very valuable reflections and assignments.M.L., Administrator
The insight as to the dangers of the abuse of technology.M.C.
This course has helped me get to know the generation of students I am teaching today. This will allow me to create instruction that will best meet their needs.J.I., Special Education Teacher
This course opened my eyes to the major changes in today's student's brain wiring!T.K., Art Teacher
The content really changed my perspective on children today, and I feel that I will now be able to serve this generation better in my classroom.A.S., Elementary Teacher
It has changed the way I view both parents and students.A.W., Reading Specialist
This course helped me to grasp the challenges facing my students and gave realistic ways to engage with them in terms meaningful to them. It also gave me strategies to use with my own children!A.T., Language Arts Teacher
I loved this course. I thought it was very educational. I am part of a younger generation and it was insightful to learn more about my generation and the younger ones in education settings.H.S.
I have made changes to how I schedule trainings based on what I learned from this course.A.R., Tech Specialist
Really enjoyed having resources to look at how today's learners learn bestA.B., Music Teacher
I wasn't sure about this course at first. I really struggled getting the first assignment started but once I did, and found my "flow," I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot and this course has helped me reflect on my teaching and how I might change to better serve my students.L.K., Elementary Teacher
The forum discussions and hearing from other teachers was the most beneficial.C.H., Math Teacher
It encouraged me to have a lot more understanding for the effects of technology on different generations.B.R., World Languages Teacher
This course provided me with a wealth of knowledge about what students are currently experiencing and some of the reasons behind their behavior and issues.S.S.
This course was eye-opening. It was very valuable to learn about today's generation and how as educators we can reach them best.J.I., Special Education Teacher