What Yearbooks May Look Like in the Fall

At the 2020 Adviser Academy, Walsworth held a roundtable discussion with some of the best yearbook advisers in the business.

The topic? Just what exactly are yearbooks going to look like in this upcoming unpredictable school year. Catch the replay today!

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What School Yearbooks May Look Like in the Fall

Your yearbook staff is preparing to embark on what will likely be an unpredictable, challenging school year as our country continues to deal with a pandemic. What does that mean for yearbook?

In a roundtable session at Walsworth’s recent Adviser Academy, What School Yearbooks May Look Like in the Fall, hosts Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, discussed that with a panel of experienced, award-winning yearbook instructors.

The panel included Becky Tate, CJE, from Shawnee Mission North High School; Dow Tate from Shawnee Mission East High School; Leland Mallett, CJE, from Mansfield Legacy High School; Courtney Hanks, MJE, from University High School; and Walsworth’s Sabrina Schmitz, CJE.

If you were unable to make it live, sign up to watch a replay.

About the hosts

Jim Jordan is the former yearbook adviser at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, and now a Special Consultant for Walsworth Yearbooks. Jim was JEA’s National Yearbook Adviser of the Year in 1996, and his yearbook staffs at Del Campo were frequent award winners.

He is also the host of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.

Mike Taylor, CJE, is a Journalism Specialist with Walsworth Yearbooks. He taught yearbook, newspaper and television production for 13 years at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida. As a well-known instructor at workshops and conventions across the country, Taylor has consulted with countless yearbook staffs to help them realize their full potential.

He is also the host of the Ask Mike podcast on the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network.