Students learn layout design, copy writing, desktop publishing, time management skills in the creation, production, publication, and distribution of the yearbook.
Description and Expectations
Creating the school's yearbook is a monumental responsibility. The firs will be purchased by most students and will provide students lasting memories of the school year. It is a privilege to be a staff member - making the decisions about what to include, how to represent, and when and how to market the yearbook. Yearbook staff students are considered role models. Being a yearbook staff member provides students with desktop publishing, production, time management and marketing skills that will enhance employability throughout life. Class time is not always structured. The focus is on individual work and projects. This means students must be self-driven to complete work/projects on time and with a high level of quality.
How do we publish the nex+Gen Academy Yearbook?
1.High expectations of student achievement
- NM State Standards/National Standards
- Organization/Discipline/Time on task/Leadership
- Principles & Elements of Art—Design Practices through Technology
-Layout Design (on-line files)
-Photoshop Design, Word/Publisher, Paint, Prezi, Sketchbook Pro
d. Process—Use of active learning techniques
2.Course methods and routines that are clear to the teacher and students
- Rubrics-Teacher, Student, Group Assessed
- Notebook Handouts
- Progress Assessments-Student/Teacher timely feedback
- Technology & Literacy Strategies-Journalism Practice
3.Varied and appropriate teaching methods and materials
- Project Based Learning
- Cooperation Based
- Cultural & Historical
- Student Interest
- Community/Current Events
4.Enthusiasm, energy, caring, and maintenance of non-threatening atmosphere
- Discipline Policy/Classroom & School Rules
- Develop & Encourage Cooperation
- Character Counts-Respect diverse talents and ways of learning
- Positive Reinforcement of Progress
- Students are their own products—Critical Thinkers/Problem Solvers
- Students continue to expand their interests—Self-Starters
- Students have continuous improvement and help others to do the same—Initiative
- Students are developing character—Perseverance and Integrity
- -Progress Reports/Communication Folders
-Community Service Projects
-Cameras: 5 Quality Photographs due each week/share each Friday.
Outside of class responsibility:
-: attend and cover at least 2 before/after-school events (written and photographed)
*Students who are in Yearbook have been chosen as leaders of the school. Each student is given a “Press Pass” to allow privileges that are not extended to all students. Yearbook Staff member is expected to act appropriately, follow all school rules and represent the school in a positive manner throughout the year when participating in any school event. Students who do not practice positive leadership or choose not to follow these policies will lose Yearbook privileges with possibility of being removed from class.