Characteristics and Learning Implications for Generation Z

September 1, 2017 8:30 AM–September 1, 2017 3:30 PM
Ross Corners Christian Academy, 2101 Owego Rd, Vestal, NY

God has trusted us with the responsibility to educate this next generation. Fortunately, we have emerging research on the characteristics and traits of Generation Z.  We also have extensive evidences for best instructional practices that are readily implemented in our classrooms. Join Dr. Ellen Black of Liberty University for an insightful event on this topic.

 Outcomes: Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate biblical mandate for reaching this generation
  • Identify traits and characteristics of Generation Z
  • Analyze the inherent challenges and opportunities of teaching Generation Z
  • Transition from understanding the generation to articulating classroom implications
  • Summarize evidence-based best practices for classroom instruction
  • Integrate best practices into ongoing academic planning and instruction

Registration Fee: $45 (lunch included)

Please print and complete the registration form and mail it to:

Baptist Christian School Association of New York State (BCSANYS)
c/o Dr. Cary Shaw
Twin Tiers Christian Academy
1811 N. Chemung Road
PO Box K
Breesport, NY  14816

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