2020 Schedule

Figure out which Adviser Academy sessions you want to attend. Take a look at the full, three-day agenda below!

(All times listed below are Central time.)

Monday, June 22

10-10:45 a.m.

All: General Session with Mike Taylor, CJE, and Jim Jordan

11 a.m. – Noon 

New Advisers: New Adviser Track with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Ladder and Organization with Becky Tate, CJE (Coverage)
  • The Art of the Interview with Jim Jordan (Interviewing)
  • Policies and Procedures Every Adviser Needs with Leland Mallett, CJE (Ethics and Law)
  • Coaching the Writing Process with Dow Tate (Writing – Headlines)

12:15-12:45 p.m.

All: Fun activity

1-1:45 p.m.

New Advisers: New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and  Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Team Organization with Becky Tate, CJE (Classroom Management)
  • Yearbook Hacks with Leland Mallett, CJE (Teaching Tools)
  • Getting Students to Think Past the “I Am Done” Phase – Part 1 with Dow Tate (Creativity and Design)
  • Classroom Management with Karen Johnson, CJE, and Ronna Sparks-Woodward, MJE (Classroom Management)

2-2:45 p.m.       

New Advisers: New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Disney Thinking with Becky Tate, CJE (Classroom Management)
  • 10 Mistakes New Yearbook Designers Make with Jim Jordan (Design)
  • Generating Yearbook Coverage Ideas with Leland Mallett, CJE (Coverage)
  • Getting Students to Think Past the “I Am Done” Phase – Part 2 with Dow Tate (Creativity and Design)

3-4 p.m.             

New Advisers: New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Basics of Design (CRAP) with Mike Taylor, CJE (Design)
  • Marketing with Aimee Parsons and Jenica Hallman, CJE (Marketing)
  • Systems of Success (SOS) – Part 1 with Jim Jordan (Everything)

Tuesday, June 23

10-10:45 a.m.   

New Advisers: New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Systems of Success (SOS) – Part 2 with Jim Jordan (Everything)
  • How Do I Grade That? with Leland Mallett, CJE (Grading)
  • What We’ve Learned in the 32 Years We Have Been Teaching – Part 1 with Becky Tate, CJE, and Dow Tate (Advising/Management)
  • Grading the Yearbook Project with Karen Johnson, CJE, and Ronna Sparks-Woodward, MJE (Classroom Management)

11-11:45 a.m.   

New Advisers:

  • New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE (New Adviser)

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Photo Composition with Mike Taylor, CJE (Photography)
  • Choosing the Right Photo is More Than Choosing the First Photo with Leland Mallett, CJE (Photography and Design)
  • What We’ve Learned in the 32 Years We Have Been Teaching – Part 2 with Becky Tate, CJE, and Dow Tate (Advising)
  • Marketing via Social Media with Aimee Parsons and Sarah Scott (Marketing)

12-12:45 p.m.

  • All: The Walsworth Story with Don Walsworth

1-1:45 p.m.

New Advisers: New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Theme – Part 1 with Leland Mallett, CJE, and Mike Taylor, CJE (Theme)
  • 10 Ways and More to Improve Your Design for 2021 – Part 1 with Jim Jordan (Design)
  • Ladder and Organization with Becky Tate, CJE (Photography and Advising)
  • Photography for the Non-photographer with Dow Tate (Photography)

2-2:45 p.m.

New Advisers: New Adviser Track (continued) with Courtney Hanks, MJE, and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE

Experienced Advisers: (select one)

  • Theme – Part 2 with Leland Mallett, CJE, and Mike Taylor, CJE (Theme)
  • 10 Ways and More to Improve Your Design for 2021 – Part 2 with Jim Jordan (Design)
  • Middle School Yearbook with Jason Davis (Middle School)
  • Yearbook Club: Creating a Yearbook as an After School Club with Jim Straub and Lori Mortland, CJE (Club)

3-4:30 p.m.

  • All: Roundtable: What School Yearbooks May Look Like in the Fall

Wednesday, June 24

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Tech Training with your choice of Online Design, InDesign or Photoshop with beginner to advanced (Tech)