August 19, 2013 / Yearbook Tips

These lesson plans will get your yearbook staff organized in the first 35-40 days

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

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.

Both guides are broken down into daily objectives the yearbook class can review for those first 35-40 days, using materials from The Yearbook Suite, Walsworth’s curriculum guide. Specific handouts and exercises are recommended each day.

Click here to get started:

Online Design schools: First 40 Days

InDesign schools: First 35 Days

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.