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
I loved this course. I thought it was very educational. I am part of a younger generation and it was insightful to learn more about my generation and the younger ones in education settings.H.S.
I liked the assignments that were applicable to my classroom (lesson plan review and digital citizenship lesson)C.R., Special Education Teacher
The information will always stay with me and will hopefully change a lot of ny approach to teachingC.W., Librarian
perfect balance of the pros/cons of technology in our world today--super practicalH.M., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed the insight that this course gave me on students and their minds/culture.A.W., Math Teacher
I really liked how this class had us look at the reality of how technology is affecting our youth today. It gave me a different perspective that some of the classes didn't.C.G.
I am much more informed about today's students and want to continue to learn and modify my lesson plans.R.Y., Special Education 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
The insight as to the dangers of the abuse of technology.M.C.
I have better insight on how my students brains work- digital natives.R.B., Social Studies Teacher
I am already trying to implement new ideas into my classes.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
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
Jolene was very knowledgeable on this topic and her video sessions helped to condense and clarify the information.C.G., Science Teacher
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
This course gives a balanced perspective on using technology in the classroom. I would recommend that anyone using technology should take this course.J.B., Elementary Teacher