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Fall 2023 - Webinar - Snapshot of Gen Z and Technology Use in Mississippi - 1HRA1 is a Course

Fall 2023 - Webinar - Snapshot of Gen Z and Technology Use in Mississippi - 1HRA1

Sep 13, 2023 - Dec 9, 2023


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Each MSVCC Academy Webinar will utilize a supplemental Canvas course that will be used by the participant to access overview, support, and content (including the Zoom link to join the webinar). Participants may elect to access the supplemental course prior to the date of the webinar in order to review related materials. To receive a certificate of completion and credit for attending the webinar, please know that you MUST complete all of the requirements of the course (including the quiz at the end). Instructions for accessing the supplemental course prior to the date of the webinar can be found here:   


Understanding students’ knowledge and skills prior to planning instruction is paramount to success in the classroom. This presentation will explore the portrait of the Gen Z learner and the technology skills from PK-12 they will bring to higher education in Mississippi based on state-level student survey data. 

Session Date: September 13, 2023, from 12:30, pm to 1:30 pm


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of Gen Z learners and how those characteristics could be used as a strength in the higher education classroom
  • Examine PK-12 student technology skills survey data from Mississippi to understand the foundational technology skills that would be expected from Gen Z higher education students
  • Make recommendations for possible classroom ideas to integrate technology for higher education learners based on what we know about PK-12 student technology use



Dr. Sara Platt


This webinar speaker is Dr. Sara Platt, Assistant Professor of Special Education and Assistant Director of Assessment for the School of Education at the University of Mississippi.  Dr. Platt’s research interests are in the areas of instructional use of technology in PK-12 learning environments and education equity in PK-12 schools in Mississippi. She teaches classes on assessment, technology, and instructional strategies for students with severe disabilities.  Dr. Platt received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Mississippi with a specialization in Special Education.  She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and holds licensure as a special education teacher in both Mild/Moderate and Severe/Profound Disabilities as well as a school psychologist in the state of Mississippi.




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