EDU 909 Understanding Today's Students
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.
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I liked this course. I thought the books were really interesting to read and I enjoyed the projects that we had to do. They really made me think about how I am as a teacher.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
Incredibly relevant content that was very eye-opening for me. I would certainly consider this to be a top-5 Eduspire course!N.K., Special Education Teacher
I thought this course was very relevant for teaching today's youth.K.G., Science Teacher
I will certainly be keeping the information gained in mind as I move forward to plan lessons that provide real interactions with my students.C.H., Math 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
I liked the assignments that were applicable to my classroom (lesson plan review and digital citizenship lesson)C.R., Special Education 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 course was good at making me reflect on my students I have had in the past and my future students and how technology may or may not be perceived in their homes.D.C., Elementary Teacher
From all texts that I have read for courses, the two books were the most valuable resources I have read so far.K.I., Elementary Teacher
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
Very prepared; very professional; very timely with her grading and return; personalized comments on my assignmentsT.L., Social Studies Teacher
I have a better understanding of how my students see the world with technology.G.C., Language Arts Teacher
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
This course was very beneficial. It helped me better understand my students, and how technology has shaped their lives.J.W., Math Teacher
It has changed the way I view both parents and students.A.W., Reading Specialist