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
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 thought the course was very informative. The content was interesting. Gained good insight on today's students.R.B., Social Studies Teacher
Engaging and informative. I started using the knowledge that I learned right away in the classroom.A.W., Special Education Teacher
Practical knowledge and tips that can be applied immediately in my classroom and even personal lifeH.M., Special Education Teacher
Eye opening course about impact of technology.R.H., Elementary Teacher
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 course was very helpful in understanding the type of student I am teaching today.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
the reflections on how I should react to technology useB.R., World Languages Teacher
It will change how I use technology in the classroom. I will be more mindful with it.J.B., Elementary Teacher
It has changed the way I view both parents and students.A.W., Reading Specialist
Very informative as to how generation z is different that previous generations.C.S.
From all texts that I have read for courses, the two books were the most valuable resources I have read so far.K.I., Elementary Teacher
It encouraged me to have a lot more understanding for the effects of technology on different generations.B.R., World Languages 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 thought this course was very relevant for teaching today's youth.K.G., Science Teacher