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
Understanding Today's Students will provide valuable insights to anyone who works with young people.A.R., Tech Specialist
The forum discussions and hearing from other teachers was the most beneficial.C.H., Math Teacher
Gathering information about making technology handouts for parents and students.A.C., Math Teacher
The Digital Citizenship Lesson was a great assignment, and the course readings were very interesting and informative.O.S., 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
It will be helpful in allowing me to connect with today's students.A.F.
Very impactful, now I have a better understanding of my students.K.G., Science Teacher
It was enlightening to read about the brain research and the effects of technology on today's learners.R.S., Elementary Teacher
Very insightful for today's student mindset, and the pitfalls and opportunities of technology!M.C., Language Arts Teacher
The books readings were the most valuable.J.B., Elementary Teacher
Eye opening course about impact of technology.R.H., Elementary Teacher
Curriculum was great.D.A., Language Arts Teacher
I liked this course. I thought the books were really interesting to read and I enjoyed the projects that we had to do. They really made me think about how I am as a teacher.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
This course was very beneficial. It helped me better understand my students, and how technology has shaped their lives.J.W., Math Teacher
Offers great insight on the student that is present in the classroom today compared to 5-10 years ago.C.M., Language Arts Teacher