Raising the Bar for Professional Development

Reach Generation Z

The Windmill Project

“​When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, while others build windmills
– Chinese Proverb
Engage and Empower Generation Z for Life (Beyond School)!
Change is happening and is constant whether or not we want to accept it. If you are an educator, facing the challenges of teaching/leading the Z Generation, do not fear. There is HELP!

Our role as Educators needs to become “Facilitator” or “Interpreter”. Education is not about listening to a teacher, completing homework at night and circling an answer on a test.

We must trade in our pedagogy without trading in our values to effectively lead our generation of students who are unique in their learning needs, beliefs and daily habits.

Why not take the information from leading researchers and “empower” our students instead of building a wall and saying, “I just can’t do it anymore”?

Teaching is not for wimps. We must adapt to change and “go with it” or be “ran over by it”. Our students are graduating unready for life outside the halls of academia. We are seeing the lack of social/emotional skills emerging from the Z Generation and a great demand to prepare them for “civic readiness”.

According to leading researcher and author, Tim Elmore, “Today, we are teaching the most educated generations in American history, perhaps, world history”. However, employers admit to hiring employees who are less than prepared to “collaborate as a team and compete in the industry”. Only 11% of American Business leaders stated our youth possess the necessary skills to be successful in the 21st Century.

We must teach our students HOW to learn, not WHAT to learn.

As Educators, we must foster ownership!

Our students need to learn life lessons that are relevant that allow them to think critically and creatively to be prepared for the “unknown, changing world”.

In the 1 day course, participants will:

  • Compare/Contrast Characteristics of Generation Y and Generation Z
  • Evaluate Cutting-Edge Research and Data Regarding the Challenges of Educating Generation Z and Preparing them for the 21st century
  • Learn to Implement Strategies and Techniques to Increase Engagement, Learning, Retention and Achievement

Practical Ideas to Incorporate into Today’s Classrooms for Empowering Student’s Preparation for a Global Work Force.