YearbookWelcome to Yearbook. Students in this course will be taught how to create and prepare yearbook spreads for print and publication. All students will learn Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and some basic Illustrator in order to use the software to create the yearbook pages they will be assigned by Ms. Bratton and the Editorial Staff. The purpose of this course is to teach students those skills to enable them to create the pages that make up our 304 page yearbook.
In Yearbook, students will learn:
• Computer skills
• Writing skills
• Photography skills
• Design and Layout skills
• Time Management
Textbooks for Yearbook:
There are no required texts for this class. All materials necessary for the production of the yearbook will be provided by the teacher and will be kept at school.
Classroom Expectations:The yearbook is a year-long time intensive project. It is critical that the deadlines set for the yearbook by our publisher be met. With that in mind, students are responsible for:
• Completion of all aspects of assigned projects
• Meeting deadlines
• Proofing and correcting his or her work
• Proofing and correcting his or her partner’s work.
Grading:Consistent and timely class attendance and participation: 25%Accurate completion of writing assignments, photography assignmentsand layout assignments: 25%
Completing assigned spreads and meeting assigned deadlines: 50%
Late Work Policy:
If a student is absent, he or she is responsible to find out what they missed. He or she will have one day to complete the work for every day absent. All projects will have clearly set deadlines. Completion of the project by the deadline will factor in to the final project grade. If a student misses his or her deadline and causes the yearbook production to be delayed, it will result in a 50% drop in his or her grade.
This class is based entirely on projects that will be completed during class periods. Because class time is so important, poor or consistently tardy attendance will negatively impact a student’s grade. Consistent class participation will ensure a student’s success in this class. The only instance in which class requirements will exceed class time is when yearbook deadlines are pending and projects MUST be completed to meet those deadlines.