Hone your skills. Create community. Prepare for the year ahead.
GRAD CREDIT FOR ADVISERS
Jostens has teamed with the University of San Diego to offer an online, self-paced summer course for yearbook advisers to earn two graduate level credits, whether yearbook is a class or club done at the middle or high school level. It’s a great way to get support, get organized, foster creativity and produce a quality book.
In 2020, Jostens advisers who don’t want to earn grad credits can audit the course for only $50.
The eight online lessons take about 25 hours of instructional time, plus additional time for implementing what you’ve learned.
The course covers a wide range of topics, including building a team and creating a ladder, grading, accountability, developing a theme, designing the book, photography, interviewing and writing skills and marketing the book.
Here’s The Scoop
- The course is only open to Jostens customers.
- Course description and registration information are available
May 15-May 31 at YearbookAvenue> Plan > Order Supplies > Graduate Credit.
- The online content and quizzes will be available between June 15 and August 15.
Coursework must be completed by August 15.
- Access to Learning Modules will be emailed to participants the week of June 15.
- Grad Credit participants will receive their transcript around September 1.
Learn more in the Yearbook Avenue digital classroom. Searching for Grad Credit!
It’s a valuable way to hone your skills and get support to create a successful yearbook program. Topics vary, but often include developing a theme, making a ladder, designing a cover, using Layout Pro and more.
For more information: Jostens.com/events
Jostens San Diego National Yearbook Workshop: July 20–23, 2020
Afternoon breakout sessions and fun evening activities give you time to kick back and relax, make connections with other advisers and staffs and build a strong network.
choose from four tracks
- Photo Track
- Writing and Social Media Track
- Creative Track (for schools that want to make a great yearbook, but aren’t focused on winning national awards)
- Intensive Track (for schools that want to have their product critiqued so they can submit their book to national yearbook award competitions)
Jostens Adviser University (JAU): A Premier, Four-day Adviser-only Workshop
- Photo Track: learn the ins and outs of using a camera, including aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Includes onsite practice with your camera.
- New Adviser Track: helps first-time advisers navigate this new teaching adventure. Learn about terminology, project management, grading and more.
- Variety Track: fine-tune your skills with a spattering of classes on topics like writing, design and project management.
For more information visit Jostens.com/jau
Grow Your Know weekly emails: We’ve you covered!
Simply add the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your school’s safe sending list so it doesn’t end up in your spam folder.
Coverage Report, Pulse Survey and Coverage Pledge Letter
To access the resources in this email you will need to log into Jostens Yearbook AvenueⓇ, which will help to make your yearbooking life easier.
YOU’VE GOT IT: If you haven’t reviewed your Coverage Report, now is the time. Head over to Create > Coverage Report and figure out who is in the book too many times and who still needs to be included. You can also see who has purchased a yearbook. A student who is in the book many times should definitely have bought one.
DON’T SKIP THIS: One of the keys to yearbook success is classroom leadership. It is important to gauge how your staff is doing. Have everyone take the Pulse Survey from the Establishing Culture Resources area of the digital classroom, and use the results to improve the culture of recognition in your classroom.
TECH TIP: How To Track The Number of Times Each Student is in the Yearbook
All Jostens Customers: Watch a tutorial video about all the cool features of the coverage report.
Monarch users: Remember that you must run the coverage report from inside the tool panel first before using this method.
BRILLIANT: If you have a senior class, don’t risk errors in the portrait section! Print the portrait pages and post somewhere visible for one week. Have students verify that their image and name are correct (this is NOT the chance for them to tell you they want a different photo). Keep another printed copy at your desk to have the student initial if there are any corrections needed.
USE THIS TODAY: Allow every student the opportunity to be a part of the school’s story by asking your yearbook staff members to take the Coverage Pledge from the Coverage Training area of the digital classroom.