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 think it gives me a better idea of how today's kids think and learn in relation to the role of technology. I have a better perspective of how to talk to and work with these kids.B.D., Language Arts Teacher
This class was an eye opener as an educator and parent. I had a sense of the impacts of technology use, but I love that the course showed both sides to the issue of technology. Overall, this course was a game changer in my teaching the new generation.K.K.
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
This class should be a requirement for anyone looking to be an educator!B.G., Math Teacher
Understanding Today's Students will provide valuable insights to anyone who works with young people.A.R., Tech Specialist
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.
The readings were current and the professor genuinely loves what she is teaching.M.M., Math Teacher
Very prepared; very professional; very timely with her grading and return; personalized comments on my assignmentsT.L., Social Studies Teacher
This course was great. I generally dread taking Education graduate courses because it's usually the same thing that was taught ten years ago, but re-branded. However, this class was very informative, useful, and overall interesting. I think Jolene organized it in a very thoughtful way, providing both the historical background for technology's impact through the ages and allowing us to really delve into how technology is impacting students today. Jolene Erlacher was also very supportive throughout the course. I had to contact her on more than one occasion, due to my own ineptitude at technology, but she was both patient and helpful with my struggles.K.P., Language Arts Teacher
The reading material was eye opening. I've changed the way I use technology on a regular basis due to the information presented in this class.C.G.
Relevant information for me as a teacher and person.R.H., Elementary Teacher
This course was very helpful in understanding the type of student I am teaching today.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
It has changed the way I view both parents and students.A.W., Reading Specialist
Engaging and informative. I started using the knowledge that I learned right away in the classroom.A.W., Special Education 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
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