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Jostens Yearbook Resources
Develop tangible skills, build resumes and grow futures.
Get the Credit You Deserve
Yearbook advisers can receive two units of graduate credit when they work with Jostens. The online course, created in collaboration with award-winning yearbook adviser Kristen Scott, is designed to focus on areas that help make an adviser’s life less stressful.
Unit 1: Building a Team: Staffing, Expectations Culture
Unit 2: Getting Started: Creating a Ladder, Workflow, Grading, Accountability
Unit 3: Theme: What is a Theme, How to Build a Theme
Unit 4: Design: Elements of Design, Designing Yearbook Pages
Unit 5: Photography: Photojournalism, Equipment Management, Image Organization
Unit 6: Interviewing and Captions: Listening, Preparing Questions, Writing
Unit 7: Writing: Headlines, Stories, Workflow and Editing
Unit 8: Marketing: Building a Marketing Plan and an Audience
“I gained many insightful tips on how to become more efficient and a better adviser to my staff…I would definitely recommend the Jostens Grad Credit course for any new and current advisers who work with Jostens.”
– Maria Carballo, Firebaugh Middle School, CA
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Your Digital Classroom
Lessons and Learning
From tutorials to bell ringers and full-class lessons, each adviser will find the perfect fit in the Digital Classroom to get you from newbie to ninja.
Whether you have a class or club, teaching the fundamentals is important to having a rich and vibrant yearbook program. Our 7-Minute Starters lesson plans are content rich, yet easy enough for advisers and editors to teach.
Need ideas for fresh ways to cover the events at your school? Story Starters offer unique ideas for interview questions, photo ideas and coverage angles.
Grow Your Know Adviser System
Advisers: This One’s For You
Every adviser has been there before: new and not sure what to do. The Jostens Grow Your Know Adviser System is like a cookbook for yearbook advising — providing step-by-step recipes for success from the beginning to the finished product.
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It’s in the Books
Written by the industry’s best
Grow Your Know
Our Grow Your Know series will take your classroom to new heights with lesson plans, tutorials and resources.
Monarch & InDesign Tutorial Guide
Marketing Manager Guide
This month-by-month idea-filled guide connects the Jostens Marketing Program and student-led in-school marketing activities. The powerful format teaches real-world marketing strategies and encourages pre-planning, tracking to goals and reflection on progress. Included are folders of inspirational content for reference.
YRBK Fundamental Adviser Guide
This adviser guide condenses information, tips and resources for advisers. It is filled with practical information, processes and printable handouts that will making advising easier and more enjoyable.