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
I plan on incorporating more digital citizenship in my lessons and talk more to my students about the pros and cons of technology.N.H.
I will weigh the pros/cons of incorporating technology when lesson planningH.M., Special Education Teacher
The information is already being implementing in the classroomM.B., Elementary Teacher
Useful, vital information on today's youth.T.E., Math Teacher
Completing the lesson plan review forced me to take the time do to what has been necessary for some time. I am also helping some other teachers in my building alter their viewpoints in understanding today's students and parents. I really enjoyed both books a lot and have recommended them to colleagues and parents.K.K.
I really enjoyed the content in this course. It really made me think, reflect and plan action steps for the future!A.T., Elementary Teacher
I was intrigued by the research that shows how today's students are neurologically different because of the presence of technology in their lives. The research does not lie, we need to implement different tactics to reach today's students.M.H., Math 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
The assignments could be incorporated into my teaching/classroom.A.F.
The insight as to the dangers of the abuse of technology.M.C.
I really enjoyed learning about how students today are growing up in such a different culture! The text books and articles were very interesting.S.K., Reading Specialist
Engaging and informative. I started using the knowledge that I learned right away in the classroom.A.W., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed the content of this course! I thought the reading was a little much, but it was enjoyable content which made it better.N.H.
I will change my instructional techniques and plans to better accommodate for the shorter attention spans of this generation. I will use technology where it can be beneficial, but I will not overexpose my students to the technology that they are already overexposed to at home.A.S., Elementary Teacher
This class was amazing! I have never taken another class like it. Learning about how generations have an effect on one another, how technology is impacting students and our society, the way technology is effecting our brains, and how we can help students growing up in a digital world was so helpful.P.G., Elementary Teacher