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
I am already trying to implement new ideas into my classes.A.R., Language Arts 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
Excellent books that I've already shared with my peers and principals.E.L., Elementary 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
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 was very beneficial. It helped me better understand my students, and how technology has shaped their lives.J.W., Math Teacher
It will be helpful in allowing me to connect with today's students.A.F.
The readings were current and the professor genuinely loves what she is teaching.M.M., Math Teacher
I really enjoyed studying the differences and trends between generations.H.H., Elementary 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
A greater understanding of the effects of technology on the student mind and development.M.C.
It will change how I use technology in the classroom. I will be more mindful with it.J.B., Elementary Teacher
The content really changed my perspective on children today, and I feel that I will now be able to serve this generation better in my classroom.A.S., Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed the insight that this course gave me on students and their minds/culture.A.W., Math Teacher
Engaging and informative. I started using the knowledge that I learned right away in the classroom.A.W., Special Education Teacher