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 the emotional and mental health of students. It explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in current parenting, education and technology trends. Strategies are discussed for effectively engaging, equipping, and empowering Generation Z (b. 1996-2009) and Gen Alpha (b. 2010-2024) 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 loved this course. I thought it was very educational. I am part of a younger generation and it was insightful to learn more about my generation and the younger ones in education settings.H.S.
I really enjoyed the content in this course. It really made me think, reflect and plan action steps for the future!A.T., Elementary Teacher
I wasn't sure about this course at first. I really struggled getting the first assignment started but once I did, and found my "flow," I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot and this course has helped me reflect on my teaching and how I might change to better serve my students.L.K., Elementary Teacher
Dr. Erlacher laid out the course for the maximum opportunity do engaged learning and practical application!J.V.
This course helped me to grasp the challenges facing my students and gave realistic ways to engage with them in terms meaningful to them. It also gave me strategies to use with my own children!A.T., Language Arts Teacher
The assignments were personalized. I feel like the work I did will have a positive impact on my classroom management and my teaching. We were also required to reflect upon our reading and our work. Personal reflection is key to personal growth and I enjoyed being given the chance to do so.N.S.
This course helped me understand the ways in which society has changed and how that has affected our children and their abilities and willingness to learn. I feel better prepared to meet my classroom challenges as a result of taking this class.N.S.
I found the parenting styles information to be very helpful. I also really felt like the digital citizenship information was very pertinent to my students and my own personal children.S.K., Reading Specialist
I really enjoyed learning about how students today are growing up in such a different culture! The text books and articles were very interesting.S.K., Reading Specialist
The information will always stay with me and will hopefully change a lot of ny approach to teachingC.W., Librarian
I found this class to be very relevant and interesting. I would highly recommended this class to educators at any level.C.M.
This was definitely an eye opener to what our students today are dealing with and it helps be understand how I have to change things to keep them engaged.A.G., Social Studies 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 eye-opening. It was very valuable to learn about today's generation and how as educators we can reach them best.J.I., Special Education Teacher
I will be better prepared to meet the needs of my learnrs.B.G., Math Teacher
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