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 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 will weigh the pros/cons of incorporating technology when lesson planningH.M., Special Education Teacher
Useful, vital information on today's youth.T.E., Math 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
the reflections on how I should react to technology useB.R., World Languages Teacher
I really liked the course, and I like that there were options to do the assignments (for example, a video feed versus a discussion post)M.K., Science 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
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
I will now be rethinking a lot of my lessons for the new generation of students. I always thought as a millenial teacher, I was current on my use of technology and understanding my students, but things have certainly changed in the past 9 years since I started teaching.K.K.
It encouraged me to have a lot more understanding for the effects of technology on different generations.B.R., World Languages Teacher
I really enjoyed the insight that this course gave me on students and their minds/culture.A.W., Math Teacher
Very insightful for today's student mindset, and the pitfalls and opportunities of technology!M.C., Language Arts Teacher
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
This course has helped me get to know the generation of students I am teaching today. This will allow me to create instruction that will best meet their needs.J.I., Special Education Teacher
This course was so informative that I would suggest offering a brief version of the course as a teacher in-service.O.S., Special Education Teacher