Yearbook advisers from four schools won prizes for their yearbook staffs during their visit to the Walsworth booth at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando. Advisers who visited the booth Nov. 12-13 to see a demo of Walsworth technology or attended a session with Walsworth Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor were eligible…
If you were a visitor to Steven Jay Thor’s yearbook room over the course of his career as a yearbook adviser, chances are you probably remembered it. And remembered him. Whether it was the life-sized posters adorning the walls, or the souvenir Thor’s hammer given to him as a gift by his students, when you…
Creating purposeful assessments at the end of the year or during final exam time is a challenging task for novice advisers as well as those veterans. Want to give your students the opportunity to share their thinking process when creating spreads with their staff? Have your yearbook staff reflect on and present one of their spreads!
The 2013 yearbook was Andrew Plonsky’s fourth as the adviser at Trinity School in New York, and although he still feels like he has a lot to learn, he’s finally got the basics down.
For more than 20 years, Jim Jordan, Crystal Kazmierski and Susan Massy have been the closest friends. They’ve taught together, shared ideas and supported each other. Now, the three yearbook advisers and their yearbook programs have found themselves aligned in one more way – tied in NSPA Pacemaker awards.
This week of May 6-10 was Teacher Appreciation Week, and for all of us at Walsworth Yearbooks, that was reason to celebrate. Students who shared their personal stories with us about a teacher who impacted their life in a positive way won a copy of the book, “Heart of a Teacher.”
An NSPA Best of Show award is a big deal, especially when you produce a middle school yearbook that comes in eighth against other high school yearbooks in the competition. But that’s what happened to the 2012 Scrapbook from Westfield Middle School.
Deborah Winkles’ teaching career brought her back to the Odyssey yearbook at Urbana High School this year. What she’s discovered is that while students haven’t changed, the technology certainly has.
The Journalism Education Association offers certificates for Certified Journalism Educator and Master Journalism Educator. One adviser explains why they are worth the effort to obtain.
My calendar on my desk reads like a roadmap of my chaotic life. It is ringed with coffee stains. Highlighted, double-checked and scratched out appointments and deadlines are scrawled across each week. But anyone familiar with the world of yearbooks knows a little bit of chaos is what keeps this industry running.