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
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
Useful, vital information on today's youth.T.E., Math Teacher
The assignments were personalized. I feel like the work I did will have a positive impact on my classroom management and my teaching. We were also required to reflect upon our reading and our work. Personal reflection is key to personal growth and I enjoyed being given the chance to do so.N.S.
This course was very helpful in understanding the type of student I am teaching today.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
The assignments could be incorporated into my teaching/classroom.A.F.
The reading material was eye opening. I've changed the way I use technology on a regular basis due to the information presented in this class.C.G.
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.
It really gave me a fresh perspective to consider the way our students' minds work in light of their longstanding and ongoing exposure to technology.M.S., Reading Specialist
It has changed the way I view both parents and students.A.W., Reading Specialist
I see my students through different eyes now - and I have a better understanding of where they're coming from.N.C., Special Education Teacher
Excellent content!E.C., Special Education Teacher
The most valuable part of this course was creating lessons on digital citizenship to deliver to my students. I do not know where else they would receive a lesson on that topic so I plan to use my presentation from that assignment this year!M.H., Math Teacher
Incredibly relevant content that was very eye-opening for me. I would certainly consider this to be a top-5 Eduspire course!N.C., Special Education Teacher
It was very practical and beneficial.A.F.
It will change how I use technology in the classroom. I will be more mindful with it.J.B., Elementary Teacher
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