Several yearbook staffs all over the country have hit that stage of the school year where they are now finished with the book, but still a few weeks away from the final product being delivered and distribution day. It can be difficult finding things to keep the staff busy, especially seniors who don’t have their eyes on getting ready for next year’s book. But there are definitely productive tasks your seniors can be working on.
The past four years have often been a confusing time for high school journalism teachers and publications advisers as they have worked to decipher and adapt to the new Common Core State Standards.
However, a new article at PBS.org, written by Kent State University journalism professor Candace Perkins Bowen, offers some wonderful insight as to how many instructors are aligning their journalism programs to fit with the standards.
As our National Yearbook Week party rolls on, Walsworth will be turning its attention to writing on Wednesday with a full day devoted to answering your copy questions.
We’ve once again declared Oct. 9 Get Your Copy Right Day, and will be holding two webinars and a Twitter Q&A to answer all your questions.
Walsworth’s National Yearbook Week celebration will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 8, when Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor takes center stage to talk design.
There is a real science to current yearbook page design, as Taylor will explore during his webinar at 1 p.m. Central time. The discussion will cover how to use your columns, dominant elements and packaging to relate to your reader.
Walsworth announced that 15 2013 yearbooks are now featured in its online Theme Gallery, which is located in the Showcase area of walsworthyearbooks.com.
Each year Walsworth selects a handful of yearbooks with well-developed themes to appear in the Theme Gallery. A collection of images from each book is displayed, along with captions explaining how the yearbook staff created their effective theme.
Every yearbook needs lots of great photos. The good news is – there are tons of photos being taken every day by students and parents.
Yearbook staffs working with Walsworth can get their school community to share all those amazing pictures they take throughout the year by using Community Upload. And now, we’ve enhanced the whole process to make it easier to use.
It’s important to get your yearbook off to a strong start, and Walsworth wants to make sure that happens.
Advisers can get organized at the beginning of the year by using our First 35 Days (for InDesign users) or First 40 Days (for Online Design users) lesson plans to get their staffs up to speed.
For many yearbook staffs, the start of the new school year is only days away and the hard work of creating the 2014 yearbook will begin immediately.
To help advisers and staffs remember and complete all the work that goes into the yearbook, Walsworth has created four 12-month checklists for the 2014 school year as a guide.
Check out how one yearbook staff created a fun way to use this year’s Walsworth Day-by-Day Calendar.
The daily Walsworth calendar is filled with all sorts of tips about marketing and journalism, and tons of different fun shout-outs for the staff. So adviser Kelly Krepelka and the staff at Garner High School in Garner, N.C., have been making a colorful collage on the wall of the yearbook room as the days go by this year.
Has your yearbook staff been looking for a little coaching on their headlines, captions or body copy? Maybe you’re working on a great story, but you’re struggling with the lead. If the answer is yes, help is on the way!
As part of its upcoming National Yearbook Week celebration, Walsworth Yearbooks will be spending the entire day on Tuesday, Oct. 9, offering free writing advice to any yearbook staff looking for a little help.