Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways. This course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more and discover something new about yourself too!
We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience." You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. 
Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $145.00

One Month Course

optional additional $40 USD paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.

Agenda

Unit 1

  • Introduction to Generational Learning Styles
  • The origin of generational learning styles & foundation of learning style theories
  • Learning theory and the brain 
  • What defines a generation - the concept of the cohort experience

Unit 2

  • Understanding generational factors influencing how you learn and teach
  • Characteristics of the Baby Boomers
  • Characteristics and definitions for Generation X
  • Learning characteristics of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers
  • How YOUR generational characteristics influence your approach to teaching: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y

Unit 3

  • Understanding Generation Y
  • Core values of Gen Y
  • Impact of technology on generational learning
  • The impact of generational characteristics on approaches to and expectations of education, perceptions of time, prioritizing work/life/school, goals and ambition, collaborative vs. individual, worldview, inputs versus outcomes and other value differences

Unit 4

  • Helping Your Gen Y Students to Learn More
  • Communication tips with Gen Y students and the emerging generation
  • Classroom instruction tips for Gen Y and the emerging generation
  • Addressing awkwardness and other social characteristics of Gen Y
  • Understanding and using technology to facilitate learning
  • The top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more 

Next start date

Apr 6 – May 1, 2020