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Challenges and Best Practices for Teaching Gen Z Students

Join us on Tuesday, May 7, at 3:00 pm UTC for the second livestream in the JetBrains Academy series for educators, Challenges and Best Practices for Teaching Gen Z Students with Danny Dig

Based on his more than 20 years of educational experience at esteemed institutions like MIT, UIUC, and OSU, Danny will discuss how to approach teaching Gen Z students, considering their diverse learning styles and varying experience levels, all while avoiding personal burnout.

Danny is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is currently on an industry sabbatical with the JetBrains Machine Learning Methods in Software Engineering Lab. 

The JetBrains Academy for Educators Series 

Who is it for?

Teachers, educators, tutors, professors, administrators, and managers working in contemporary education.

While our primary focus is computer science education, we believe our discussions will resonate with those teaching across various disciplines.

The livestreams will take place every month, so make sure to tune in!

If you missed the first session, here is the recording: 10 Strategies for Launching Students Into the Software Industry with Garth Gilmour.

Why participate?

Learn from an expert

With over two decades of teaching experience at esteemed institutions like MIT, UIUC, and OSU, Danny champions an active learning environment that promotes profound student engagement, confidence, and empowerment.

Through his innovative teaching methods, class attendance skyrocketed from 20% to 80% while student retention soared from 75% to 93%. Danny’s passion for education extends globally, as he travels worldwide with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, training leaders in education, business, and government.

Be part of the conversation

Take a few minutes to submit your questions, ideas, or professional challenges via our anonymous form, and Danny will address them in the Q&A session at the end of the stream. 

Network with your peers

Connect with fellow computer science educators in our dedicated Discord channel to discuss tips, tricks, and the everyday challenges of modern teaching.

Become a speaker

Have a topic or important idea for other educators? Would you like the chance to present it globally in one of our livestreams? Tick the I would like to be contacted about a speaking opportunity box on the registration form or message us via the #propose-a-talk section of our “FOR EDUCATORS” channel on Discord, and we’ll get in touch.

Keep an eye on our Discord educators channel and social media (LinkedIn, X, and Facebook) to learn about upcoming livestreams.

We hope to see you soon!

The JetBrains Academy team

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