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.
See what other educators are saying about this course
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
Very insightful for today's student mindset, and the pitfalls and opportunities of technology!M.C., Language Arts Teacher
Really enjoyed having resources to look at how today's learners learn bestA.B., Music Teacher
This was a great course. It is very relevant for anyone working with children of this generation. I really learned a lot of strategies for working with this generation and how they are so unique.J.S., Elementary Teacher
I will be better prepared to meet the needs of my learnrs.B.G., Math 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.
It was enlightening to read about the brain research and the effects of technology on today's learners.R.S., Elementary Teacher
It was very practical and beneficial.A.F.
I am already trying to implement new ideas into my classes.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
This course was good at making me reflect on my students I have had in the past and my future students and how technology may or may not be perceived in their homes.D.C., Elementary Teacher
Engaging and informative. I started using the knowledge that I learned right away in the classroom.A.W., Special Education Teacher
The information is already being implementing in the classroomM.B., Elementary Teacher
Very prepared; very professional; very timely with her grading and return; personalized comments on my assignmentsT.L., Social Studies Teacher
I really enjoyed studying the differences and trends between generations.H.H., Elementary Teacher
I will weigh the pros/cons of incorporating technology when lesson planningH.M., Special Education Teacher