A ready resource. As a leader in scholastic journalism education, Balfour has produced over 200 million books for students around the world. From our award-winning education team to in-depth educational materials, schools around the country count on Balfour to help with their journalism curriculum needs.
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An all-you-need guide. Get it? Got it. GREAT! is an all-inclusive, sequential reference book for the how-to of advising a yearbook. It includes over 100 forms, letters and worksheets, both printed and on CD. This resource is a timesaver for the experienced adviser as well as the beginner.
Design inspiration. Elements Magazine, our exclusive yearbook magazine, offers dozens of best practices for the classroom or the extracurricular activity. Experienced advisers share cooperative learning activities, marketing strategies, evaluation strategies, content development and more.
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The Yearbook Playbook
Yearbook 101. The yearbook playbook is basic yearbook curriculum. This inexpensive student workbook is a no-nonsense guide to everything staffs need to know about yearbook from developing a theme to marketing the book. It brings solid journalism skills to the yearbook curriculum.
The Newspaper Playbook
Newspaper 101. The newspaper playbook is basic newspaper curriculum. It is a student workbook that explores innovative ways to improve content and coverage, use online resources to improve lead writing and expand interviewing skills. It provides the foundation for a solid journalism program.
On-Site Journalism Training
Host classroom yearbook workshops! Educational PowerPoints cover Theme, Design, Advanced Design, Coverage, Captions, Headlines, Trends, and Photography (classroom, sports, clubs, spirit and theater). Updated every year, the shows align with the yearbook playbook to provide the basis for classroom instruction or workshop curriculum.
Business and Time Management Program
Business Management for Yearbook. Combine the strength of your yearbook program with the power of the business. This series provides classroom lessons on ad sales and design, yearbook marketing and time management. It is an all-inclusive program to help run and market your yearbook sales.
Design your Yearbook in Record Time. Our exclusive design packages allow you to use professionally pre-designed templates as a easy layout option. Each design includes coordinated cover, endsheet, and theme pages. Art, modules and backgrounds, related to the theme design, may be applied to hundreds of templates to easily produce a cohesive overall look. You can relax. You know your yearbook will be designed and produced in no time flat.
The best of yearbook design! Create your yearbook in record time with simplyCREATE™, which offers StudioWorks™ users professionally designed template options. Art and text may be applied to hundreds of templates to produce a cohesive overall look.
The Color Trends Brochure
What’s hot! What’s not. Our experts show the HOT COLORS for the coming year in both a CMYK process mix and StudioWorks™ color palette. With this up-to-the-minute tool, you will have a better designed yearbook using all the latest colors.
Increase your yearbook sales… now. This comprehensive student workbook provides staff-driven initiatives to improve book sales. The book is a comprehensive curriculum including sales goals exercises, creating a yearbook presence, engaging the faculty, launching a presale campaign, engineering a positive sales environment, starting a buzz, pursuing non-buyers and making a sales plan.
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