Another New Paradigm: The MillennialZ and Educational Technology

Millennials are not the younger generation in our classrooms; they’ve been followed by Gen Z students. Students have changed, and so must our classrooms and teaching strategies. Faculty should understand that there are differences between Gen Y and Gen Z students, and that new ways are needed to respond to, communicate with, and motivate Gen Z students. Workshop participants learn how to engage Gen Z students using free and easy-to-use educational technology tools. Participants leave this workshop with the ability to create their own instructional videos and games, study aids, and presentations that increase student motivation and participation, particularly for Gen Z students!

During the workshop, participants:

  • Review current research that differentiates generational learning and communication styles.
  • Review and observe at least seven different educational technology tools that are innovative, intuitive, and free.
  • Learn how to create videos and other tools designed to increase students’ mastery of curriculum learning outcomes.
  • Create their own accounts for educational technology tools they find most applicable to their teaching.
  • Create their own videos, games, activities, and presentations based on their individual preferences.
  • Review examples of their colleagues’ creations.

Participants can claim a digital badge and certificate upon completing the workshop and a post-workshop survey.

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Workshop Facilitator

Sean J. Glassberg, the recipient of the 2013 TYCA-Southeast Cowan Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2007 Professor of the Year at Horry Georgetown Technical College, has over 20 years of academic and professional experience, ranging from teaching English at community colleges and universities to training industry and technical professionals to become educators.

Coming from a family of educators has provided Sean with a solid foundation of best-teaching practices. His master’s degree in Special Education and experience with children with disabilities have enabled Sean to respond to a wide spectrum of learners. His passion to help others in and out of the classroom led him to found Racers for Pacers, a non-profit organization with a mission to include children with disabilities in the running community.

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Please contact Edward Leach at ed@nisod.org or (512) 232-1430 for additional information or to arrange to have a campus-based workshop or regional workshop brought to your college or area.

Workshops supplement NISOD’s offerings of professional development programs and resources, which culminate with NISOD’s Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held every Memorial Day weekend in Austin, Texas. NISOD’s annual conference is noted as the premier convening of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff who strive for excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning. For more information about NISOD’s conference or to register, visit www.nisod.org/conference.