EDU 909 Understanding Today
This course delves into the powerful societal and technological influences contributing to the development of today's students. As the influences of postmodernism shift our world from rational to experiential problem solving, technology moves us from linear to complex thinking, and collaboration replaces individual responsibility, students are learning in a world that has changed dramatically.
Understanding Today's Students examines the corresponding shift in student behaviors and worldviews from older generations, and explores the opportunities and challenges represented by a new type of student. Strategies are discussed for equipping and empowering today's students for a strong future.
*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 I have a better idea on why students act the way they do and have a better understanding of how to handle it.A.W., Math Teacher
Eye opening course about impact of technology.R.H., Elementary Teacher
This course definitely helped me to see the larger picture of students today and how things have changed greatly with technology.K.K., Social Studies Teacher
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 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
Offers great insight on the student that is present in the classroom today compared to 5-10 years ago.C.M., Language Arts Teacher
This course provided me with a wealth of knowledge about what students are currently experiencing and some of the reasons behind their behavior and issues.S.S.
This course was very helpful in understanding the type of student I am teaching today.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
I will be more mindful of my student's time spent on iPads, ensuring they spend equal amounts of time spent on tech as spent interacting with others.O.S., Special Education Teacher
Very insightful for today's student mindset, and the pitfalls and opportunities of technology!M.C., Language Arts Teacher
Curriculum was great.D.A., Language Arts Teacher
Useful, vital information on today's youth.T.E., Math Teacher
The insight as to the dangers of the abuse of technology.M.C.
The assignments could be incorporated into my teaching/classroom.A.F.
SignificantlyT.E., Math Teacher