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Episode 16: Virtual Reality

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In this episode, Avery Wagar joins me to discuss the next frontier of technology: Virtual reality. We discuss what virtual reality is, it’s relationship with augmented and extended reality, and his learning experiences that have been integrated with virtual reality technology.

You can listen to Episode 16 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, or utilizing the player below:

Episode 15: Digital Leadership

Generation Z experiences many aspects of life online and through social media. How they lead and who they look to as leaders are also influence by digital spaces. Dr. Josie Ahlquist joins me for a conversation about digital leadership. We explore what exactly is digital leadership, how to create an authentic online presence, how to navigate conflict online, and ways to practice digital wellness.

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You can find Josie online in the following spaces:

Episode 14: Activism & Advocacy

 
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Generation Z is ready to make the world a better place. Aware of social issues and with the technology to confront them, Gen Z isn’t waiting for permission to engage in advocacy and activism. This episode features an interview with Nadya Okamoto, founder of period.org. Nadya started her first non-profit at age 16 and remains a powerful voice and advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Nadya shares her experiences as a Gen Z activist and what other generations can do to support Gen Z changemakers wanting to engage in advocacy and activism.

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You can keep up with Nadya and period.org through social media here:

Order your copy of Nadya’s book, “Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement”, on Amazon.

Episode 10: Microgenerations Part 2-Little Zs

In the second part of the series on Microgenerations, I spend some time chatting with three Little Zs, some of the youngest members in the Generation Z cohort.  To learn about the differences between the very oldest and very youngest in the Generation Z cohort, we chat about similar topics as I did with the Big Zs, including technology, communication, what we want to be when we grow up, what we do for entertainment, and what we love about Gen Z. 

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Episode 9: Microgenerations Part 1-Big Z's

In the first part of this two-part series, we begin to dive into the concept of microgenerations. Kicking off the conversation, my guests include three members of Generation Z who fall within the "Big Z" age-range being some of the oldest in the generational cohort. This conversation covers a variety of topics to gain perspectives on how some of the oldest in Generation Z may view the world so we can compare these views in part 2 with the views of "Little Z's", or the youngest in the generational cohort. 

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Episode 8: Giving Gen Z Voice

Generation Z may be young, but don’t discount their opinions and insights because of their age. They have a great deal to contribute if we put them in positions to thrive. In this episode, I chat with Kathleen Hessert and Lydia Laramore of the We R Gen Z Think Tank. We R Gen Z was created to provide a platform to give Generation Z a way to share their voice, opinions, insights, and experiences. Kathleen and Lydia share strategies for how to engage and give Gen Z voice. 

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Episode 7: Entrepreneurship

This episode dives into entrepreneurship, innovation, and inspiring Generation Z's big ideas. Haley Hoffman Smith shares her experiences in engaging in entrepreneurship at a young age and how she works to empower and support entrepreneurs through her work as the author of Her Big Idea and the Director of Community for the Next Gen Summit. We talk about finding passion, supporting one another, and aspiring towards our Big Ideas. 

Episode 7 is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and RadioPublic

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Episode 6: Post-Grad Plans Part 2

This is the second half of the two-part series on Generation Z's post-graduate plans after K-12 education. In this episode, Aisha Kassim, a rising college sophomore shares her experience of choosing to attend college, her college search process, and her experience since enrolling. She also shares her insights on her Generation Z peers and their attitude of determination. 

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