Striv Education's Summer Workshop Recap

Striv Education's Summer Workshop Recap

On Thursday, June 20th, Striv Education hosted its annual Summer Workshop in York, NE at the Holthus Convention Center.

Educators from across FIVE states and TWO countries enjoyed a full day of professional development, growth, and learning alongside like-minded teachers! There were five sessions led by teachers from a myriad of backgrounds—Art, Math, Band, PE, English, Shakespeare, History—that came together to present about digital media and broadcasting.

It was an incredible day, so if you weren't able to join us in-person or online, here's your 2024 Summer Workshop recap:

Impactful Teacher-Led Sessions

Broadcasting: More Than Just Streaming with Tera Stutheit

Tera Stutheit has been a high school ELA teacher for 27 years, and has taught a Broadcasting class for just under half of those years. She teachers at Johnson-Brock, where she is the Play Production Director, Assistant track coach, and former 3x State Champion Head Volleyball coach.

Tera's path into livestreaming came differently than most. She taught a Communications class that was a bit outdated, so they began making short school news broadcasts. They did that for several years, expanding each year.

Her presentation dives deep into empowering students in creating content for her school and broadcasting program through video production, graphic design, and podcasting. Her goal for 24-25 is now equipping her student to create commercials! Watch her presentation here.

Purposeful Projects: Student-Made Commercials with Jeremy Murman & Wyatt Morse

Jeremy Murman just finished his 11th year of teaching as an Instrumental Music Teacher at Archbishop Bergan Catholic School. Wyatt Morse is the K-6th Physical Education Teacher at Bergan and just finished his 13th year of teaching.

Jeremy and Wyatt have worked together starting during the pandemic to produce live broadcasts of sporting events that transformed into a digital media/broadcasting class and multi-cam, 7-student broadcast.

Their presentation dives into how their program has now transformed into an incredible way to generate revenue by working with local businesses to create commercials and even producing an award-winning commercial for Pump & Pantry. Watch their presentation here.

Arlo Striv: A Broadcast Equipment Show & Tell with Scott Parson

Scott is the Multimedia Technology Support Specialist at Arlington Public Schools. He taught math for his first 11 years of teaching and for the last 12 years he’s taught multimedia, broadcasting, and yearbook. Scott grew up in Nebraska City and went to Doane College and was one of 2 teachers to receive a Computer Science endorsement with his degree. He’s a techie who has transformed Arlington’s broadcast, branding it @Arlo_Striv est. 2016.

He’s a teacher, former coach, and passionate about student-made content with a purpose.

Take a look at some of the content Scott’s students have made—click here! And watch his full presentation as he shows how Arlington's program has grown with equipment, how he MacGyver'ed his own teleprompter, and how a PTZ camera will transform his program. Watch his presentation here.

Streaming State Events Panel Discussion with Ben Boeckman, Teresa Schmidt, and Travis Coe

Ben Boeckman is a dedicated educator with eight years of experience teaching History at Omaha Central High. He has been an integral part of the Omaha Central Broadcasting program for the past three years.

Teresa Schmidt is the Striv sponsor for Silver Lake Public Schools and has taught English Language Arts, speech, and digital media for four years.

Travis Coe is entering his 19th year in education, having taught at Crete High School and Gothenburg Jr-Sr High School. Travis is an Art educator who over the past two years, has led the Sriv Crew in creating digital content for ScoreVision, including infographics, player cards and senior videos.

Watch their panel discussion as they dive into the impact of streaming the highest level of high school athletics in the state has on their students, programs, and schools. Watch the full panel here.

Building a Multi-Year, Multi-Teacher Digital Media Program with Robb Goff

Robb has been teaching for nearly 30 years and started a media productions class at Kearney High over 10 years ago, transforming into a multi-year, multi-teacher program of 250 students.

In Robb's presentation he covers how to build your broadcast and digital media program by getting student buy-in, finding the right fit in the curriculum and with equipment, and admin investment. Watch his full presentation here.

Striv School Score & Giveaway Winners

For the second year in a row, we've developed a School Score based on a variety of analytics such as viewership, engagement, use of tools/resources, etc. This year's winners were:

  1. 1st Place - Johnson County Central

  2. 2nd Place - Kearney

  3. 3rd Place - York

And this year, we gave away over $400 in equipment and prizes to teachers who attended in-person and virtually! Here were our winners:

  • LaCie 2TB Rugged External Hard Drive - Teresa Schmidt (Silver Lake)

  • Logickeyboard Premiere Pro Backlit Keyboard - Trey Perry (McCool Junction)

  • Mackie ProFX6v3 Sound Mixer - AJ Rose (Columbus Middle School)

  • $25 Amazon Gift Card - Lee Porath (Wolf Creek, Canada)

  • WD 4TB My Passport External Drive - Tamarra Price Chambrinho (Father Mercredi, Canada)

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