The teaching strategies of yesterday fail to engage a new generation of learners. This presentation delves into the powerful societal and technological influences contributing to the development of today's students. As the influences of culture shift our world from rational to experiential problem solving, technology moves us from linear to complex thinking, and collaboration replaces individual responsibility with evolving parenting and educational trends, students are learning in a world that has changed dramatically from what it was a few decades ago. The resulting shift in student behaviors and worldviews from older generations requires understanding and innovation from those educating the next generation. This session explores the opportunities and challenges represented by a new type of student and discusses strategies for equipping and empowering today's students for a strong future.