Fall Workshop: Help Me Understand Generation Z Students

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Help Me To Understand Gen-Z Students!

Who are Gen-Z Students?

Learn to provide meaningful learning experiences for Gen-Z (born 1995-2010).

2018 Fall Workshop | Sponsored by UC Blue Ash College Foreign Language Department

About the Workshop


All secondary and post-secondary educators, and student teachers are invited.


Saturday, September 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (breakfast available at 7:30 a.m.)


UC Blue Ash College
Muntz Hall 170
9555 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

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Corey Seemiller PhD (morning session)

Tamika Odum PhD (afternoon session)

Contact Sheri Barksdale (barksdsk@ucmail.uc.edu) with questions.


Each participant will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop.  By submitting this certificate to your local professional development committee, you can receive continuing education credit.

Online Payment and Registration

Registration and payment on or before September 14, 2018 is $35.

Starting September 15, online and walk-in registration/payment will increase to $40.

*Fees include light breakfast, snacks and lunch

*No Refunds Available

Please direct any general questions to Sheri Barksdale at barksdsk@ucmail.uc.edu.

Registration and payment on or before September 14, 2018 is $35.

Morning Session: Who is Generation Z? 

Presented remotely to UCBA workshop location

Determined. Innovative. Confident. These are just some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, those born from 1995 to 2010. Although some characteristics may look similar to the Millennial Generation, Generation Z brings a whole new set of attributes and experiences to education. But, our structures, curriculum, environments, processes, and pedagogies were likely developed with previous generations in mind. This new cadre of students challenges us to re-conceptualize education to ensure we are providing the most meaningful and effective learning and engagement experiences possible.

About Dr. Corey Seemiller:

Dr. Corey Seemiller is a seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker, presenting nationally and internationally on issues related to leadership, civic engagement, career development, and social justice. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education and currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University teaching courses in Organizational Leadership. She has worked with colleges, K-12 institutions, non-profits, military, and community organizations engaging in leadership and organizational development for more than 20 years and is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook, Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, and Generation Z: A Century in the Making

Dr. Corey Seemiller

Dr. Corey Seemiller

Dr. Seemiller's TED Talk

Afternoon Session: Interactive Applications for Teachers of Gen Z Students

About Presenter Dr. Tamika Odum:

Dr. Tamika Odum is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash College. She completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati with a focus on Structures of Inequality and Family. Her teaching expertise include a variety of sociology courses, including but not limited to Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Race, Sociology of Sex and Sexuality, Gender and Society, Sociology of the Family and the Sociology of Health.  She has been teaching and practicing sociology for over 10 years and has learned the art of teaching multi-generational classrooms through experience and scholarship. As a teaching scholar, she serves as the chair of North Central Sociological Association’s (NCSA) teaching section and has been invited to speak on various topics including innovative pedagogical methods with a specific emphasis on social justice, service learning, experiential learning and co-curricular learning experiences

Dr. Tamika Odum

Dr. Tamika Odum

Contact Information

Sheri Barksdale
Email: barksdsk@ucmail.uc.edu