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 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
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.
Very prepared; very professional; very timely with her grading and return; personalized comments on my assignmentsT.L., Social Studies Teacher
I am already trying to implement new ideas into my classes.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
A greater understanding of the effects of technology on the student mind and development.M.C.
perfect balance of the pros/cons of technology in our world today--super practicalH.M., Special Education Teacher
I found the parenting styles information to be very helpful. I also really felt like the digital citizenship information was very pertinent to my students and my own personal children.S.K., Reading Specialist
Jolene Erlacher was very professional and thoughtful in the delivery of this course. She provided excellent feedback that guiding more discussions and deeper reflection.M.L., Administrator
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
I thought the course forums were the most valuable because we could correspond with each other.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
I truly loved the literature and readings required for this class. It was related to my current teaching and addressed many concerns that i have as a teacher of Generation Z students.C.H., Math Teacher
The forum discussions and hearing from other teachers was the most beneficial.C.H., Math Teacher
This course helped me understand the ways in which society has changed and how that has affected our children and their abilities and willingness to learn. I feel better prepared to meet my classroom challenges as a result of taking this class.N.S.
The course was very insightful in providing information about how very different this current generation of students is from previous generations. The course went above simply identifying their characteristics, it provided us with useful strategies in how to effectively teach this generation.C.G., Science Teacher
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
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