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Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers

Monday, November 4 @ 12:00 AM - Friday, November 29 @ 12:00 AM

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. 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.


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

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