JOIN US VIRTUALLY THIS SUMMER!
SAT, JULY 25 - WED, JULY 29, 2020
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For over 20 years, Yearbooks@theBeach has attracted staffs from across the country who want to improve their book quality and staff cohesion. Our award-winning workshop instructors teach sessions on design, writing, photography, leadership, sales, coverage, media and theme development. Their expertise will challenge and inspire you, but you may find you lose more than a little sleep during these five intense days.
Your main project for the week is to complete a theme portfolio for 2021 that includes your cover, opening copy, a visual style guide, ladder and some marketing/PR items to draw attention to your book. We'll guide you through the process as you develop a concept that will tell your school's and student body's story.
The workshop wouldn't be complete, though, without a little fun thrown in. We are working on planning daily events like spirit activities, trivia games, Netflix movie night and more.
Now don't you want to spend five days of your summer doing yearbook?
WHAT WILL WE STUDY?
In this extraordinary year, we have designed a special on-line experience using Zoom to help staffs plan and design their 2021 books. We will split up our time between 20-minute presentations, 5-minute skill builders, school work sessions, student assignments, prizes, Q&A discussions and roundtables.
Primarily, staffs will work together on a theme packet, presented at the end of the workshop. We’ll pair you up with one of the yearbook gurus on our staff. They will guide you through the process, answer questions and give you feedback along the way.
We've also scheduled daily fun activities to give some time to laugh and hang out.
WHAT WILL THE CLASSES LOOK LIKE?
20 minute presentations each morning on theme-related tasks to help you build your Theme Packet
LEARN AND EARN
20-minute presentations on all things yearbook, ending in an assignment with the option for prizes.
5-minute skill builders that finish with an assignment. Students then join a 30-minute discussion to get more ideas and feedback on their work.
Evening discussions facilitated by our staff on such topics as leadership, sales, social media, organization, teaching yearbook remotely, covering the school remotely
Interviews with professional journalists, designers and/or photographers, some of whom may have gotten their start in high school yearbook.
CAN I RUN THIS BY YOU?
Set up a 30-minute appointment to talk to one of our staff and ask questions or get feedback.
Special courses will be available for photographers to learn about their digital cameras and how to use their phones for the best photo results.
Those brand new to staff can find instruction for building a spread, writing stories and taking photos.