EDU 909 Understanding Today's Students
This course delves into the powerful societal and technological influences contributing to the development of today's students. As the influences of postmodernism shift our world from rational to experiential problem solving, technology moves us from linear to complex thinking, and collaboration replaces individual responsibility, students are learning in a world that has changed dramatically.
Understanding Today's Students examines the corresponding shift in student behaviors and worldviews from older generations, and explores the opportunities and challenges represented by a new type of student. Strategies are discussed for equipping and empowering today's students for a strong future.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
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I thought the information about today's students was very eye opening and useful.D.F.
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
Engaging and informative. I started using the knowledge that I learned right away in the classroom.A.W., Special Education Teacher
This course was great. I generally dread taking Education graduate courses because it's usually the same thing that was taught ten years ago, but re-branded. However, this class was very informative, useful, and overall interesting. I think Jolene organized it in a very thoughtful way, providing both the historical background for technology's impact through the ages and allowing us to really delve into how technology is impacting students today. Jolene Erlacher was also very supportive throughout the course. I had to contact her on more than one occasion, due to my own ineptitude at technology, but she was both patient and helpful with my struggles.K.P., Language Arts Teacher
The information is already being implementing in the classroomM.B., Elementary Teacher
I will certainly keep in mind that technology is just a tool that needs to be used with care and caution.A.W., Special Education Teacher
This course was very beneficial. It helped me better understand my students, and how technology has shaped their lives.J.W., Math Teacher
The content was interesting, and the work was fair and balanced. I didn't feel like there was any busy work, which I appreciated. I had many takeaways from the course.B.D., Language Arts Teacher
I appreciated that this course was more content than discussion driven. While there was a required discussion component, it was based around valuable provided texts and media rather than being opinion based like some other courses.M.S., Reading Specialist
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I found this class to be very relevant and interesting. I would highly recommended this class to educators at any level.C.M.
Curriculum was great.D.A., Language Arts Teacher
I will now be rethinking a lot of my lessons for the new generation of students. I always thought as a millenial teacher, I was current on my use of technology and understanding my students, but things have certainly changed in the past 9 years since I started teaching.K.K.
The information was very interesting. I appreciated both course texts because they provided excellent information and realistic tips for teachers and educators.B.D., Language Arts Teacher
This course definitely helped me to see the larger picture of students today and how things have changed greatly with technology.K.K., Social Studies Teacher