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EMPOWER 22: Fall Conference Recap

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One week ago we had hosted EMPOWER 22 Striv’s Fall Conference at Midland University!

Here at Striv, we want to see education transformed by student-driven learning through the influence of digital media. We know that vision can’t happen without an environment to cultivate growth and community in the digital media education space.

That is why we provide a fall conference for digital media teachers and students!

We were thrilled with how many of our amazing #strivschools were able to attend. There were over 150 students and teachers from nearly 20 different schools!

Throughout the day, both students and teachers were offered breakout sessions led by brilliant creatives, entrepreneurs, media professionals, and more.

Student & Teacher Sessions Recap

At EMPOWER 22 Fall Conference students and teachers had the chance to attend seven different breakout sessions.

  • Dee Lanier – Lead Experience Designer, Author, Podcaster, and Samsung EDU Coach – Design Teaching & Solve In Time!

Whether it was problem-solving or re-imagining your lesson plans—Dee challenged teachers and students to think differently about design and how to deeply engage learners by designing experiences, not just lessons. 

  • Justin Rathbone – Film Maker & Mental Health Speaker – Fall Forward: How to Find Empowerment in Darkness

Justin taught students how to Fall Forward by sharing his experience through our global pandemic and journey with mental health and how we can be empowered in our struggles.

  • Nathan Ladehoff – Striv School Support & Productions Specialist – How to Engage Your Broadcast Crew with New Tech

Want to have a high-quality instant replay? Hoosier broke out some fancy new equipment to show schools what a JVC ProHD Studio 4000S could look like in their broadcast.

Hunter shared with students how he found his passions and transformed those into 3 successful businesses and how student can pursue their own dreams.

  • Eric AllgoodHow to Engage Your Audience with Announcing and Advertising

Eric shared his wealth of broadcast knowledge with students and teachers, and demonstrated how schools can enhance their live stream with play-by-play and advertising.

Nick helped facilitate a great conversation with teachers about advertising, marketing, and game day operations that different schools are engaging in.

Alyssa taught students that if you focus on what you want your life to be about and you choose to make that a priority, that really makes all the difference.

We want to thank our incredible #strivschools and Striv teachers for coming to EMPOWER 22! We can’t wait to see how schools take their digital media program to the next level!

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