SPECIALTY TRACKS & CLASSES

Each attendee must choose a track (by level of experience) to attend. An entire staff does not have to attend the same track. Advisers and/or students may take any of the following:

 

First Things First

This customized single day (Monday) workshop track focuses on the basic skills and processes necessary to get a jump start on your first yearbook. You will be given an introduction to yearbook by discussing the yearbook kit, cover and endsheet options, theme, deadlines, your budget and marketing plan, portraits, page ladder, pre-designed layouts, colors and fonts. We’ll also complete a demo of the Yearbook Avenue website. Lunch is included. For a hands-on experience, continue your workshop experience with the Second to None track.

 

Second to None

This 3-day (Tuesday-Thursday) workshop track is devoted to experienced staffs that want hands-on experience that will result in fully developed plans for theme, coverage and design. Learn how to use Yearbook Avenue and Page Creation during our hands-on, guided work session (bring your laptop). There will also be time for staff work sessions, instructor appointments, a professional artist session, multi-school book swap and an adviser social. A workshop t-shirt is included.

 

The Third Degree

This 3-day (Tuesday-Thursday) workshop track is for those staffs that aspire to a highly journalistic and award-winning yearbook; this intense track zooms in on scholastic press association-based standards. Seasoned staffs with a competitive edge will get the most out of this intense yearbook planning. There will also be time for staff work sessions, instructor appointments, a professional artist session, multi-school book swap and an adviser social. A workshop t-shirt is included.

 

Adobe Photoshop

This two and a half hour introductory course will be taught on Thursday afternoon after the workshop ends. Learn how to enhance your photos by adjusting a variety of elements, such as color, exposure, brightness and saturation, to create the best images for your yearbook. You'll receive step-by-step instructions and practice those skills on your own laptop. Adobe offers a free trial (sometimes just 7 days) of the program, which you will need to download right before attending the workshop.