Welcome to my Yearbook and Exploring the Arts class page!

Term 1:
In this combined course both sections will begin by working through the same units of study. As the course progresses IDC students will focus on yearbook deadlines and AEA students will be differentiating their units.
We will begin the course by working through a series of theory units. These are intended to teach you the knowledge and skills from a variety of media/curriculum that are required to create the book. There will be assignments in each unit and quizzes throughout. As the course evolves we will be shifting to a less teacher-lead model to one where you know your deadlines, you know how to do them and you are busy creating. The units are:

What is a yearbook? (its components, its job, your prime objective and golden rule)
The Theme building unit (what is a good theme? where does it go in the book? Your first assignment will be to propose a theme and ultimately the class will vote on the theme for this year’s book)
Layout & Typography (what are the ‘rules’ of good yearbook design? what are the ‘rules’ of legible/effective typography? what fonts must we use & why)
Software (InDesign, CMYK and the printing process)
Journalism (how to craft great questions in order to be able to create great writing. Headlines, Subheadlines & Captions. Assignment)
Photography (composition techniques, how to use the cameras, resolution.)
The Page Ladder (what is a page ladder? how do you plan one? Ultimately you will be planning the content of the book and signing up for your deadlines based off of this page ladder)

How to Stay informed:

Facebook – a place to share and collaborate
Students can join our class Facebook group where we can pose and answer questions, network, collaborate and share things that inspire us.
Google Classroom – our digital binder
All handouts, rubrics and resources are posted for the students in the Google Drive and Google Classroom.
Text your child’s code @ybkaea2020 to (226) 241-9468. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, ‘unsubscribe @ybkaea2020’. You can also download the free app to avoid charges from some carriers (such as Rogers) rmd.at/yrbkaea2020.