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Renee Burke grading session Walsworth Adviser Academy

Yearbook can be a difficult class to grade. It’s not always easy to measure, and assigning grades are an area where advisers sometimes struggle. Renee Burke, MJE, of Boone High School in Orlando, explained her methods during a Wednesday morning session at Walsworth’s Adviser Academy. She recommends creating grading packets. This is something that can…

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Following a welcoming opening session on Monday, the 35 new yearbook advisers attending Walsworth’s Adviser Academy filed next door to their classroom. Instructor Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, Walsworth Yearbooks sales rep and former award-winning yearbook adviser, opened the session by taking questions. She asked, “What do you hope to learn?” The advisers said they hope to learn…

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April 27, 2017 / New Advisers

Walsworth’s Adviser Academy is approaching quickly. This three-day workshop in Kansas City offers professional development, inspiration and the chance to collaborate with fellow advisers. The workshop brings together yearbook advisers and experts from all over the United States. Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, will be an instructor, with focus on advisers who are just starting to find…

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April 14, 2017 / New Advisers

This is part two of our series with Brianna Kleinschmidt. For ways administrators can support new advisers, read part one here. Brianna Kleinschmidt took an unusual path to her current position. She’s the principal of Benicia High School in Benicia, California. Before that, she was a vice principal. But before that, she was an English…

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March 8, 2017 / Adviser Academy

Summer will be here before you know it, and that means summer workshop plans are already being made. For yearbook advisers, especially new yearbook advisers, Walsworth’s annual Adviser Academy should be circled on your calendar. This year’s Academy will take place July 10-12 in Kansas City at the Marriott Country Club Plaza. There will be…

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July 13, 2016 / News

After two days of classes, Adviser Academy attendees started their final full day on Wednesday morning with an opening general session that included a short company history from Walsworth President Don Walsworth and a rousing presentation on 5 Steps to Revisions by instructor Lori Oglesbee. Walsworth talked about his grandparents, who started the company in…

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July 11, 2016 / News

More than 100 yearbook advisers from across the country packed into Monday morning’s opening session of the 2016 Walsworth Yearbooks Adviser Academy and were welcomed with high energy by Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor. Taylor kicked off this year’s Academy, being held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, with an icebreaker that included beach balls bouncing…

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May 9, 2016 / News / Walsworth Live

The Walsworth Yearbooks Adviser Academy will take place July 11-13 in Kansas City, and will once again provide advisers with an amazing opportunity to get their 2017 school year off to the right start. The Academy comes with three full days of specialized classes for both new and experienced advisers, as well as the chance…

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