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
This course has helped to shape my understanding of how generational influences coupled with technology have shaped (and are shaping) our students and their parents. It is fascinating and has helped me to redefine how I look at my students on a daily basis.A.W., Reading Specialist
I really liked the course, and I like that there were options to do the assignments (for example, a video feed versus a discussion post)M.K., Science Teacher
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
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 so informative that I would suggest offering a brief version of the course as a teacher in-service.O.S., Special Education Teacher
I thought the course was very informative. The content was interesting. Gained good insight on today's students.R.B., Social Studies 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
I really enjoyed the insight that this course gave me on students and their minds/culture.A.W., Math Teacher
It encouraged me to have a lot more understanding for the effects of technology on different generations.B.R., World Languages Teacher
It really gave me a fresh perspective to consider the way our students' minds work in light of their longstanding and ongoing exposure to technology.M.S., Reading Specialist
This course was very helpful in understanding the type of student I am teaching today.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
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
I will be better prepared to meet the needs of my learnrs.B.G., Math Teacher
I appreciated that this course was more content than discussion driven. While there was a required discussion component, it was based around valuable provided texts and media rather than being opinion based like some other courses.M.S., Reading Specialist
It has changed the way I view both parents and students.A.W., Reading Specialist
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|Online||Oct 04, 2021 9:12 AM||Sep 23, 2021 9:12 AM||Fall|