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
This class presented very relevant information in a timely manner. I felt that all assignments and readings in this course had a purpose. The material was very well organized and presented. I especially enjoyed the ability to use Zoom discussions to actually meet some of my classmates.K.W., Science Teacher
I feel like I am going to implement some of the strategies we have learned to deal with the students today.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
This course opened my eyes to the major changes in today's student's brain wiring!T.K., Art Teacher
The insight as to the dangers of the abuse of technology.M.C.
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
This course has helped to shape my understanding of how generational influences coupled with technology have shaped (and are shaping) our students and their parents. It is fascinating and has helped me to redefine how I look at my students on a daily basis.A.W., Reading Specialist
The books readings were the most valuable.J.B., Elementary Teacher
Excellent content!E.C., Special Education Teacher
perfect balance of the pros/cons of technology in our world today--super practicalH.M., Special Education Teacher
I am already trying to implement new ideas into my classes.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
I appreciated that this course was more content than discussion driven. While there was a required discussion component, it was based around valuable provided texts and media rather than being opinion based like some other courses.M.S., Reading Specialist
As teachers we are really only trained on the positives of technology. It was good to learn the other side and how to help protect the students.B.M., Special Education Teacher
I thought this course was very relevant for teaching today's youth.K.G., Science 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
The information in this course was very valuable to see into characteristics of the generation we see in the education field today. Very valuable reflections and assignments.M.L., Administrator