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  • 1. Yearbook Course 2010 (2011) AWE3M/4M If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • 2.  This is an in-school CREDIT course that addresses the multifaceted needs of the beginning journalism student by introducing them to all phases of yearbook production.  Students in this course will learn the skills of:  Journalism,  Layout & Design,  Marketing,  Sales & Advertising,  Photography, and  Graphic Design.
  • 3.  Students will also master Adobe Photoshop and PageMaker/InDesign, and the art of digital photography and photo enhancement.  Classroom activities are closely related to the real world of interviewing, reporting, meeting deadlines and producing a widely viewed publication.
  • 4. This isn’t your regular course… • MISSING DEADLINES COSTS MONEY. •Students are expected to put forth a sincere effort at all times and must complete and submit all assignments. •Regular attendance and punctuality are essential to ensure success in this course. •Should a student miss a class due to illness or any legitimate reason, they are expected to catch up on all work they missed and see the teachers, editors and team members to ensure that all the material covered in class is clearly understood and their responsibilities have been met.
  • 5. A variety of assessment and evaluation techniques will be used to foster student success. Some examples are individual and group presentations, portfolios, constant self assessment and feedback, and the development of a Journal to track individual work in and out of the classroom setting. (See theYearbook Contract). Work and Study Habits will also be assessed on an on-going basis through the use of the following tools:Yearbook Master Rubric, Responsibility Rubric, Skill Area Rubrics, and through student accuracy and ability to meet deadlines.
  • 6. ALL evaluations are individual. There are no group marks. This is a UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE level course. Evaluation will be done according to the Achievement Chart addressing the following areas: •Knowledge & Understanding (20-25%) •Thinking and Inquiry (15-20%) •Communication (15-20%) •Application (40-50%) Possible uses of technology include computers (software), photocopiers/printers, and photographic cameras. Assessment of Portfolios, Sketchbooks/Journals/Duo Tangs and/ or Information Files fits into the ‘TERM’ portion of the mark. Communication receives more emphasis as the curriculum becomes more content -oriented in the Senior grades (especially for “M” courses).
  • 7. ALL evaluations are individual. There are no group marks. 70% of evaluation will be from a ‘TERM’ mark: •Skill Building Assignments (Application, Communication) •Quizzes and Tests (K/U) •Yearbook Journal/Duo Tang (T/I) •Mid Course Examination/Test/Assignment (K/U, Application, Communication) •Field Work (Application, Communication) 30% of evaluation will be from a ‘SUMMATIVE’ mark: •Individual Contribution to the final Yearbook (20%) •Memory Book Summative (10%)*
  • 8. Criteria Level 4 Level 1 I. Photographs -Composition follows rule of thirds, and other rules. -All photos clear and focussed. -Photos tell the story -Each photo contains a different subject. -Placement of pictures creates a layout that shows good concept design. -Helps the reader look from left to right naturally. -Good choice for the dominant photo. -None of the pictures follow rule of thirds, or other photographic rules. -Most of the photos are too small or too far away. -Photos are “portraits”. -No variety in content of the photos. -No dominant photo and direction of the reader is not controlled. II. Layout Structure and Aesthetic Merit -Proper placement of graphics/text that require few if any adjustments. -Did not use proper placement of graphics/text that require complete change. III. Captions -Captions demonstrate the story behind the photo in an insightful entertaining way. -Captions not repetitive. -All people were identified. -No effort has been made to demonstrate the story behind the photo. -Some or no names were identified. IV. Organization -Consistently develops a work plan and meets goals completely on time -Uses time management skills effectively -Always prepared for class -Completes missed work and assignments quickly -Has not made any effort to develop a work plan and does not meet goals -Never comes to class prepared -Assignments are rarely handed in on time, or are not submitted
  • 9. Criteria Level 4 Level 1 I. Work Habits -completes homework. -high level of motivation and positive attitude toward learning. -highly confident during class activities. -does not complete homework. -no motivation and poor attitude toward learning. -little or no confidence during class activities. II. Initiative -Independently plans and begins new tasks or challenges. -Consistently extends thinking beyond ideas/procedures presented. -Never tries new tasks or challenges. -Rarely extends thinking beyond ideas/procedures presented. II. Independence -Consistently persists with challenging tasks. -Is highly effective in following instructions and completes an assigned task with minimal assistance or supervision. -Redirected to work on tasks by advisors or editors. -Rarely begins an assigned task, does not follow directions or instructions. IV. Teamwork -Actively listens to others. -Consistently and confidently assumes a leadership role in a variety of class situations. -Works with a variety of others, acknowledging contributions made of all members. -Rarely pays attention to others. -Works with others when encouraged or instructed.
  • 10. The four class themes:
  • 11. Our first tasks… Our first unit revolves around several key terms: ARTICULATION CREATIVITY THEME TEAMWORK Today, our task begins with a self-critique of what we did last year: take a critical eye to last year’s yearbook.