This 30-week 1.5-hour Yearbook and Newsletter class will cover the creating of a beautiful, image-filled memory book from planning the design to printing the artwork. We will also create, design and produce a monthly newsletter for TCT. Students can participate in either one of these endeavors or both where our overall goal will be to document the 2022-2023 school year of The Cordova Tutorial. Students will learn how to choose a layout and theme for a photobook and school newsletter, what a serif and sans serif font is and how to use them effectively, how to take a picture for a layout chosen, and how to market, sell, and design ads for the yearbook. Additionally, students will conduct interviews with fellow students and teachers to capture the exciting energy of The Cordova Tutorial family and document that through stories and interviews printed artistically in the layout of the yearbook and newsletters.
Students will get a chance to work with a partner or may work alone using a photobook software to create a layout of their choice. Others will learn the principles of layout for the newsletter and how to promote and post online to drive the most traffic to their work. Students will also learn the basics of interviewing, collecting stories, creating content that other students want to read, and editing– just to name a few. Students will learn the basics of photography, cropping images, and learning about pixels and how pixels affect the appearance of printed images. We will also explore the basic elements of graphic design to create stunning ads for 2023 Seniors and businesses placing ads in the yearbook.
This class is beneficial in so many ways. Whether you are interested in journalism, marketing, advertising, making your own family memory book or creating a magazine to sell, these skills learned in the Yearbook/Newsletter class will give your student the tools for success for many years to come.
Students will receive the TCT Annual Yearbook that they helped to create for ½ price.
Returning Yearbook Staff students class fee is ½ price.
Time: 2:35 – 4:05
Grades: 6 – 12
Class Fee: $330
Supply fee: $30
Tutor: Megan Powell
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, I will make the following adjustments to this class:
*Tutor will submit YouTube videos to view and complete for the weekly project.
*Tutor and students will meet during the last 30 minutes of the scheduled class time for questions, direction, and input via video conferencing platform.
Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin OR cancel CLASSROOM meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes. Our goal is to keep your family safe and engaged during this unprecedented time.