2018 Teacher Workshop

This is video journalism bootcamp. Perfect for the first-time broadcast teacher, or the veteran looking to refresh and recharge. This workshop provides inspiring sessions in the morning and challenging, hands-on assignments in the afternoons. Hundreds of teachers have gone through this very same program since the summer of 2000.

  • Springfield, MO |  July 8 - 13, 2018 
  • Cost: $675 (Includes Lodging)
  • Commuter Cost: $475
  • Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Registration opens Dec 15
  • Limited to first 30 registered

For questions email Dave Davis.

Reporter, Steve Grant Teaches a Breakout Session at the 2010 ASB Workshop

Reporter, Steve Grant Teaches a Breakout Session at the 2010 ASB Workshop

Inspiring Sessions

Recharge your batteries with engaging sessions that range in topic from shooting basics to classroom management and organization. ASB senior staffers and broadcast professionals will leave you with a greater understanding of the craft and fresh ideas to incorporate in your classroom .

Hands-On Experience

Teacher as student. That's the philosophy behind our hands-on approach. And that's what sets our workshop apart in the world of "professional development".  Come ready to work and fail and improve. It's what you expect of your students back home, and it's the result hundreds of teachers have seen after a week's worth of hands-on assignments at the ASB Teacher Workshop. 

Warren & Sarli on Assignment

Warren & Sarli on Assignment

2013 Final Cut X Training

2013 Final Cut X Training

Final Cut X & Adobe Premiere Training

Join us for a full day of training in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro the Sunday before the workshop begins. Apple certified FCPX trainer, Steven Cortez will get you up and running on the newest version of Final Cut Pro. ASB Senior Staffer, Brandon Goodwin will teach Premiere 101. This lets you to get the technical knowledge up front so you can focus on producing great content the rest of the week. This optional full day of software training is only $125 and is from 9:00am - 4:00pm on Sunday, July 8th.

You are not alone.

One of the most valuable aspects of the ASB Teacher Workshop is being around, learning from, and commiserating with other journalism teachers from around the country. New broadcast teachers will learn from the victories and mistakes of the veterans. Veteran teachers will be energized by new workflows and fresh ideas. The ASB Teacher Workshop is a great way to connect with a growing community of journalism teachers just like you.




They put you in the exact same environment we put our students in, which certainly made me more compassionate and hopefully a better teacher. Absolutely the best training and best way to network with other broadcast teachers around the country. You gotta experience it!!
— Pamela Andrews, Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, Arkansas
There is no better environment for a classroom teacher of TV/video production to learn and grow. My students have been enriched by the training I received there, and the benefits are, literally, incalculable. You will NOT regret attending!
— Curtis Maberry, Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO
Quite simply, the best professional development workshop I’ve ever attended (in 11 year teaching). Stop thinking about signing up and do it already!
— Dennis Leizear, Padua Academy, Wilmington, Delaware
This workshop is by far the most amazing experience of my professional life! I was apprehensive about being a newbie to teaching audio/video production, and expected to be overlooked and generally written off as a failure by everyone. I’m so pleased that I was wrong. Everyone running the workshops possessed knowledge and experience that they sincerely wanted to share, and we were so busy actually DOING that there was no time to feel out of place. I never ate so well!
— Jana Bulloch, Cypress Creek High School, Houston, Texas
I went in with nothing and came out with the knowledge and confidence to elevate our broadcasting program to a respected, accepted and EXPECTED part of our school and community... if we miss a show the e-mails come rolling in! I would never have been able to pull it off if it hadn’t been for Dave, Brandon and the other experts. It’s an immersion experience that every teacher should have. And the food was pretty darn good too!
— Jami Williams, Mexico High School, Mexico, MO
I came here knowing little about teaching video production. I left inspired knowing that I now have the tools to motivate my students to take our program to a higher level. This isn’t just another workshop. It’s fun, authentic, hands-on instruction at its best.
— Rob Doherty, Armand Larive Middle School, Hermiston, Oregon

Tentative Schedule

Note: We begin orientation at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 8th, followed by the first presentation.


  • FCPX / Premiere Training
  • Lunch
  • FCPX / Premiere
  • Training Continued
  • Orientation Dinner
  • Session #1


  • Show Business
  • Shooting Basics
  • Studio Organization
  • Sound Matters
  • Assignment 1
  • Lunch
  • Review / Critique
  • Assignment 2
  • Dinner Break
  • Field Trip



  • Review / Critique
  • Art of the Interview
  • Breakout Sessions TBA
  • Lunch
  • Assignment 3
  • Review / Critique



  • Lesson Plans & Grading
  • The Workflow
  • On Camera Talent
  • Reporting Tips from a Pro
  • Creative Assignments
  • Lunch
  • Fundraising
  • Ethics & Legal Issues
  • Dinner Break
  • The Big Shoot!



  • Assignment 4 Edit
  • Lunch
  • Anchoring
  • Assignment 4 Edit


  • Lighting & Set Basics.
  • Film Assignments
  • Music Videos
  • Lunch
  • Taking it to the Web
  • Equipment Talk
  • That's a Wrap!

Workshop Details

What to Bring

  • Camcorder, any size, and your media (cards or tape)
  • Tripod, external microphone and headphones
  •  Your own laptop and editing software if you do not use Final Cut Pro X

Note: We provide iMacs with FCP X. We support, but do not provide Adobe Premiere Pro. We can also provide field equipment for those who can not bring their own, but it is always best to use the same gear your kids use.

Lodging & Transportation

  • Lunch is provided each day at the workshop.

  • Lodging at Drury University’s “College Park” is
    included in the cost of the workshop. Each attendee has a private bedroom and shared kitchens and living rooms.

  • Transportation to and from the Springfield-Branson (SGF) airport, and all workshop activities during the week is included in the cost of the workshop. However, attendees are welcome to use their own transportation. An Uber ride will cost you about $15.

  • Note: Commuters who provide their own lodging and transportation pay a reduced workshop fee of $475. 

Graduate-Level Credit

Optional graduate credit is available through Drury University. Teachers may enroll for up to two credits. Tuition is paid directly to the university, and may be taken care of during the week of the workshop. 

Drury also offers an entire Master’s degree built around attending the ASB Workshop at the beginning and end of the degree program, with all other courses taken online. For more information, contact

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