Manager of Special Projects Global Medical Response/NAEMT Aledo, Texas
Description: With an increasing emphasis on the EMS staffing shortage, it is imperative that EMS Education programs of today, ensure they are meeting the needs of tomorrow’s EMS students. While some education programs have been around for decades, it is important to ensure those programs have adapted and adjusted to the changing times, just as EMS Providers have had to adjust to changing science. Gone are the days where educators should expect students to “have no life” in place of studying/school, expect students to endure rude or unprofessional preceptors, or expect students to tolerate a lack of flexibility in the learning process. Personalized learning, adaptive and mobile learning resources, caring and understanding of student challenges and being able to adapt to them are just a few of the characteristics many Generation Z students expect. This session will highlight successful strategies to manage this new generation of students.
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify identify actions, attitudes, and behaviors of program staff that can disengage students.
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe common trends of interest amongst Generation Z students.
Upon completion, participant will be able to discuss strategies to enhance student engagement, productivity, and success.