2014 Summer Workshops

If you are looking for a workshop that gives you useful, meaningful experiences designed by teachers, for teachers, you have found it.

There are two ASB workshops now open for registration.  The first one takes place July 6-11 in Springfield, MO, where it all started in the summer of 2000.  This one is for teachers attending for the first time.  Expect a fast-paced week of useful information and hands-on application, things you can translate immediately to your classroom next fall.

For those who have attended one of our workshops before, in Springfield or at one of the other locations we have visited across the country, the Returners-Only ASB Bus Tour will provide another unique, challenging, and exciting experience for you. The ASB Bus Tour originates in St. Louis, MO, where we will meet on July 20 to make final preparations for a five-day, journalism-on-the-road experience as we travel by motorcoach to Louisville, Indianapolis, and Chicago.  We return to St. Louis on Friday, July 25 to wrap up the experience.

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Both workshops offer optional graduate credit from Drury University in Springfield, and both offer tons of fresh ideas and approaches designed to help you take your program to the next level.

So register now, and we'll see you this summer!

STN Convention Presentations

Dave Davis, Director ASB Workshop

Dave Davis, Director ASB Workshop

ASB Workshop Director, Dave Davis will present three sessions at the upcoming STN Convention in Los Angeles, CA. He will be available to answer any questions you may have about the upcoming summer teacher workshops.

"High School Broadcasters: Let's Do Some Journalism" 

Friday March 8th - 8:30-9:30am - San Bernadino

Do you ask tough questions? Are you covering the stories you should be covering? This session will give you ideas about how to do that, and share a few hard-hitting examples. Then pitch your own topics and let's discuss your challenges.

"Make 'Em Laugh, Make 'Em Care"

Friday March 8th - 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Santa Barbara A

Two sessions in one...a look at some creative, humorous segments produced by high school students, and a look at some heart-tugging stories that find those special “moments” that have a strong, sometimes lasting impact viewers.

"Building a Program, Building Support"

Saturday, March 9th - 9 -10 a.m.  Santa Anita A

“My administrator does not support my program.”  “Our show is not making an impact.”  “I need some new strategies.”  This teacher-centered session will offer some proven approaches, some new ideas, and help re-charge your batteries.  Veteran teachers and new ones are welcome as we roll up our sleeves and look for solutions together.


Brandon Goodwin

Based in Springfield, Missouri, his video production work has taken him to four continents, a dozen countries and well over half the United States. Brandon has a decade's experience collaborating on projects of all shapes and sizes with a variety of clients, including record labels, non-profits, and advertising agencies. Recently Brandon worked as DP & Editor for the documentary, "Linotype: The Film". He has been on the ASB staff for seven years, and provides training in shooting, editing, writing, and interviewing. He is also the voice of the "Video Coach" series of training discs. He lives in Springfield with his wife Morgan and dog, Peter.