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 thought this course was very relevant for teaching today's youth.K.G., Science Teacher
I have a better understanding of how my students see the world with technology.G.C., Language Arts Teacher
It really gave me a fresh perspective to consider the way our students' minds work in light of their longstanding and ongoing exposure to technology.M.S., Reading Specialist
Very prepared; very professional; very timely with her grading and return; personalized comments on my assignmentsT.L., Social Studies 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
This course was very beneficial. It helped me better understand my students, and how technology has shaped their lives.J.W., Math Teacher
Jolene was great! She was knowledgeable and kind. I really liked the ideas/strategies for helping learners of today.J.S., 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
I understand what it means to be creative at a different level and am inspired to do different activity with my special education students.J.R., Special Education 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
The Digital Citizenship Lesson was a great assignment, and the course readings were very interesting and informative.O.S., Special Education Teacher
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
SignificantlyT.E., Math Teacher
This course provided me with a wealth of knowledge about what students are currently experiencing and some of the reasons behind their behavior and issues.S.S.
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