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.
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I really enjoyed the insight that this course gave me on students and their minds/culture.A.W., Math Teacher
Understanding Today's Students will provide valuable insights to anyone who works with young people.A.R., Tech Specialist
I thought the information about today's students was very eye opening and useful.D.F.
Gathering information about making technology handouts for parents and students.A.C., Math Teacher
I really liked the course forums. I like to collaborate with peers who are in the same situation as I am in. It is nice to get others opinions and thoughts on subjects.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
The most valuable part of this course was creating lessons on digital citizenship to deliver to my students. I do not know where else they would receive a lesson on that topic so I plan to use my presentation from that assignment this year!M.H., Math Teacher
Characteristics of today's students and parents as well as the research being done on how tech is affecting kids.T.E., Math Teacher
I have made changes to how I schedule trainings based on what I learned from this course.A.R., Tech Specialist
Dr. Erlacher laid out the course for the maximum opportunity do engaged learning and practical application!J.V.
The books readings were the most valuable.J.B., Elementary Teacher
Excellent content!E.C., Special Education 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.
It will be helpful in allowing me to connect with today's students.A.F.
I thought the course was very informative. The content was interesting. Gained good insight on today's students.R.B., Social Studies Teacher
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|Online||Jun 21, 2021 9:12 AM||Jun 10, 2021 9:12 AM||Summer|