There are several reasons but here are 3 that top the list.

  • Start the school year with a plan in place.
  • Design your cover with a cover artist.
  • Learn about yearbook from some of the best.


We have often heard from advisers that their yearbook staffers can’t take 4-5 days to go to workshop and can’t afford the cost of a traditional summer yearbook workshop... so this is our alternative. As you can see by the schedule, you will accomplish just as much but in a shorter amount of time. We are very pleased to have some of the best yearbook advisers in the country teaching and guiding your staff. This workshop is designed for your yearbook leaders, not the entire staff. We ask that you bring no more than 8 leaders.

Now that you know why you should attend...
register today for our...

Summer Yearbook Workshop

August 1-2, 2017 @ John Burroughs HS

1920 W. Clark Ave, Burbank, CA

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There is limited space so sign up early!

Deadline for registration is May 30, 2017.

High Schools register by clicking here.

Registration fee structure:

 $700 if paid by June 15th, 2017

 $750 if paid by July 15th, 2017

 $800 if paid by August 1st, 2017

Register and pay early to save money.

Your registration fee covers up to 8 leaders plus your Adviser.

If you would prefer not to register online, click here to download a flyer and registration form that you can send in the mail.

Our Workshop Schedule

Day 1

9:00 - 9:30 -  Warm-up & Introductions

9:30 - 10:45 - Thematic Development lesson

10:45 -11:00 -  Break

11:00 -11:45 - Theme design lesson and work time

11:45 -1:15 -  Working lunch (Theme and design)

1:15 - 2:00  -  Meaningful coverage lesson

2:00 - 3:00  -  Work time/ consulting

3:00 - 4:00  -  Graphic design lesson

4:00 - 4:30  -  Pizza break

4:30 - 5:00  -  Work time (ladder and coverage development)

5:00 - 5:30 - Layering your theme review

5:30 - 6:00  -  Work time, re-evaluate goals

Deadline: Sketches, coverage plan

Day 2

9:00-9:30 -  Teambuilding activity and announcements

9:30 - 10:15 - Photo lesson - yearbook storytelling Pt 1

10:15-10:30  -  Break

10:30-11:00  -  Storytelling Pt 2 - captions and copy

11:00-1:00  -  Working lunch

Refine theme design, develop section designs

1:00-2:00  -  Headlines that matter lesson

2:00-3:00  -  Work time to finish

3:00-4:00  -  Theme presentations by school

**There will be time to meet with a cover artist from Visalia


Our teaching staff includes:

Casey Nichols is a graduate of Ball State University with a MA in Journalism. He taught middle school journalism for 11 years at his alma mater, Eich Intermediate School, and has been the journalism teacher and department chair for Communication Studies at Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA for 17 years. Nichols is a frequent speaker at workshops and conventions. His yearbook staffs have won numerous crown and Pacemaker awards. For service, Nichols has won the Pioneer, Gold Key, and JEA Medal of Merit Award. He was the 2005 JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year.

Tina Cleavlin is the Western Creative Accounts Manager for Jostens Publishing, Tina Cleavelin works closely with advisers and staffs to produce and market their publications. She advised award-winning newspaper, yearbook and photojournalism staffs for 14 years in Arizona and Oklahoma. While advising yearbook and photojournalism staffs in Arizona, she served as the Fall State Journalism Convention Director for the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association. She received the Friends of Journalism award from the New Mexico Scholastic Press Association and the Jostens Leadership Award. Tina continues to remain actively involved in state and national journalism organizations as a speaker and judge.

John Dent is the yearbook advisor for The Image at Dos Pueblos High School.  Dent’s passion is for extensive coverage, photography, and integration of technology into his program.  He teaches Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and has extensive knowledge in using Google Docs in his media programs. Under his leadership and guidance, The Image has earned Pacemaker, Crown Finalist, and individual design and photo awards.  John teaches annually at numerous national conferences including Colombia Scholastic Press Association, National Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Advisor’s Institute, and Jostens yearbook camps.




You know this is the best thing you can do for your 2018 yearbook.

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Download the PPTs and handouts from the summer workshop by clicking here.