Recent Communications

Meet the CSA Team: Kim Fletcher

Interviewer: What is your name? Kim: Kim Fletcher Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Kim: Account Executive Interviewer: What does that position entail? Kim: I wear a couple of hats here. I work directly with clients to help them fully understand the services that CSA offers, and how those services can provide solutions to

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Short-Form Instructional Videos

July 26, 2022 (rev) With the increase of digital content, it can be a challenge to create materials that focus on engagement in a comprehensive and concise way. At CSA Education, we tackle this challenge by creating short-form instructional videos. Working with teachers and designers, we can develop videos, from simple to complex, to fit any

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Meet the CSA Team: Angelique Chavez

Interviewer: What is your name? Angel: Angelique Chavez Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Angel: I am the Director of Project Management. Interviewer: What does that position entail? Angel: I provide leadership, direction, guidance, and coaching to the Project Management team and the broader project team in relation to approach, activities, risks, issues, and

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CSA Can Develop Your PD Materials

July 12, 2022 (rev) Teachers continue to face many challenges as they navigate in-person, online, and hybrid teaching. Education companies are stepping up to provide training and support to all teachers, and CSA is here to help. CSA Education has former teachers on staff, covering all subject areas and grades PreK–12 plus CTE. We understand how

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Five Reasons Clients Hire CSA Education for Alignment Services

June 29, 2022 Over three decades, CSA Education’s Alignment Services department has grown into an elite operation and the go-to alignment service for academic publishers and digital platform developers of every size. Here are five reasons why clients hire CSA for their Alignment Service needs: Accuracy: CSA’s subject-matter experts (SMEs) are well-versed in the ins

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Accessibility Reviews Ensure WCAG Compliance

June 14, 2022 WCAG compliance and various accessibility requirements are now a de facto necessity for virtually all school districts. WCAG guidelines, and other guidelines, provide a means for compliance. The challenge is that it is often not clear what compliance means for various products, and the educational settings they are in. That is where

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Universal Design for Learning

May 23, 2022 (rev) Publishers and Developers continue to work to make their curricula accessible to all students by offering a variety of learning experiences. While the one-size-fits-all program continues to be the convenient option, teachers are leaning towards adapting their lessons to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to meet their students’ unique learning

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Meet the CSA Team: Joanna Merrithey

Interviewer: What is your name? Joanna: Joanna Merrithey Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Joanna: Senior Director, Content Interviewer: What does that position entail? Joanna: I oversee the content development teams in ELA, Math, Science, and Humanities.  Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA? Joanna: When I graduated from college, I had

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Meet the CSA Team: Chelsea Hutto

Interviewer: What is your name? Chelsea: Chelsea Hutto Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Chelsea: Project Manager Interviewer: What does that position entail? Chelsea: For my projects, I create the project schedule and tracker, manage budgets, take care of file management and posting files to the clients, and help out freelancers. Basically, I coordinate

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Digital Learning

April 19, 2022 (rev) Your digital lessons have become an essential part of education. Right now, more students are reaching for laptops than they are for textbooks. In attempting to provide additional interactive elements beyond flipping a page, more publishers are exploring engaging and memorable ways to enhance their programs. Gamification keeps students invested in

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Team CSA – Working Better Together™

April 5, 2022 Our Team CSA freelancers are the backbone of our company. Beyond our staff, we know our value and effectiveness relies on our ability to scale, which is dependent on the knowledge, experience, and resources we can bring to the table for our clients. In order to attract the best talent and resources,

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Meeting New Math Demands

Your products play a key role in a student’s positive view on mathematics. With new attention on personalized learning and digital programs, the growing demand for a diverse range of educational materials brings additional pressures. You are continuously exploring new avenues to present your products while continuing to keep them informative and engaging. This is

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English Language Learners

March 15, 2022 (rev) Effective communication is the essential gateway to learning, and your ELD programs provide the foundation each child deserves. The rising number of English language learners in the United States foreshadows a greater demand for this kind of curriculum. However, most teachers have little to no training in effective methods for teaching

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Meet the CSA Team: Kimberly Gier

Interviewer: What is your name? Kimberly: Kimberly Gier Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Kimberly: Alignment Manager, STEM Interviewer: What does that position entail? Kimberly: I staff and manage projects that have us looking at different textbooks, digital curricula, and supplemental materials and comparing them to educational standards. We help schools and districts learn

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Meet the CSA Team: Corrie Thompson

Interviewer: What is your name? Corrie: Corrie Thompson Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Corrie: Senior Editor Interviewer: What does that position entail? Corrie: I work on editorial projects, and I do everything from answering freelancer questions to ensuring we are meeting due dates, writing content, editing content, and other project-specific needs. Basically, I

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Meet the CSA Team: Katie Delbridge

Interviewer: What is your name? Katie: Katie Delbridge Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Katie: Executive Editor Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA? Katie: I worked for a major client of CSA years ago. I really enjoyed the experience and working with the CSA team. When this position opened, I went

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Meet the CSA Team: Emily Baier

Interviewer: What is your name? Emily: Emily Baier  Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Emily: Senior Math Editor Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA? Emily: I started freelance writing on various math projects for CSA. When this position became available, I applied immediately because I loved working with the people at

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Meet the CSA Team: Liz Howe

Interviewer: What is your name? Liz: Liz Howe Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Liz: Alignment Manager Interviewer: What does that position entail? Liz: That’s a really good question. I receive requests from educational publishing companies to have their programs/curriculum aligned with educational standards. Sometimes, I will perform the alignment myself. But the majority

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Meet the CSA Team: Teresa Roberts

Interviewer: What is your name? Teresa: Teresa Roberts Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Teresa:  Senior Director, Alignment Services Interviewer: What does that position entail? Teresa: I oversee the Alignment Services department, which means making sure that our fantastic Alignment Managers have all the tools they need to follow through on projects for a

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Meet the CSA Team: Lisa Panka

Interviewer: What is your name? Lisa: Lisa Panka Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Lisa:  Senior Director, Curriculum Development Interviewer: What does that position entail? Lisa: My position entails working with our clients and our curriculum team to plan and execute a variety of projects.  Interviewer: How did you become a part of CSA?

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Meet the CSA Team: Eric Placek

Interviewer: What is your name? Eric: Eric Placek Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Eric: Alignment Manager, Humanities Interviewer: What does that position entail? Eric: I receive alignment requests from educational publishing companies and fulfill those requests by explaining the project to a correlator, who will align the requested program and educational standards. In

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Meet the CSA Team: Jen Gavigan

Interviewer: What is your name? Jen: Jen Gavigan Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Jen: Associate Director of Editorial Services Interviewer: What does that position entail? Jen: This is a new position at CSA in which I will build and manage the team responsible for any editorial services that a project would need. This includes copyediting, proofreading, indexing, fact-checking, accuracy

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Meet the CSA Team: Andrea Woudenberg-Harvey

Interviewer: What is your name? Andrea: Andrea Woudenberg-Harvey Interviewer: What is your position at CSA Education? Andrea: Senior Editor Interviewer: What does that position entail? Andrea: I oversee projects, create and edit materials, manage freelance writers and editors, and liaise with clients. My job is to solve problems for both my clients and my freelancers!

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Meet the CSA Team: Brian Kozlowski

Interviewer: What is your name? Interviewee: Brian Kozlowski Interviewer: What is your position at CSA Education? Interviewee: Director of Operations Interviewer: What does that position entail? Interviewee: The simplest way to describe the role is to say I am a “behind-the-scenes” part of the CSA team.  I’m involved in a little bit of everything from managing/monitoring systems, procedures, and internal projects

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Meet the CSA Team: Ingrid Benson

Interviewer: What is your name? Interviewee: Ingrid Benson Interviewer: What is your position at CSA? Interviewee: Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development Interviewer: What does that position entail? Interviewee: I work with our clients and the various CSA teams to learn about, estimate, and kick off projects. I also promote CSA’s services to help our clients match up their project needs

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Accessibility in Educational Design

When companies ask CSA Education to create online materials, we design them with accessibility for all learners in mind. From the very beginning, we bring that knowledge to the table, making sure our clients’ programs leave no one out. Accessibility in this sense is the consideration of different learning styles as well as the physical

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Meet the CSA Team: Pam Garner

Interviewer: What is your name? Interviewee:  Pam Garner Interviewer: What is your position at CSA Education? Interviewee: Executive Director Interviewer: What does that position entail? Interviewee: I have my nose in just about everything at CSA. I help with business development. I help with determining growth and where the growth should be. I also oversee the math department and played

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STEAM Education Creates Synergy

March 19, 2021 By teaching in-demand skills that prepare students for their future careers, publishers and developers are seeing an ever-growing demand in STEAM curriculum. STEAM education not only encourages project-based learning across five disciplines, it fosters an inclusive learning environment where students engage and contribute to help each other learn. According to the U.S.

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Learning Outdoors with CSA

February 26, 2021 Outdoor education programs can take place anywhere, at any grade level, and in all educational settings. By building a positive association between what is learned in a classroom and outdoors, educators can create classroom communities that immerse students in science and lead them to a deeper understanding of the materials. Students remember

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Successful Pre-K Curricula Emphasize Play over Academics

February 18, 2021 Preschool is often a child’s first experience in a school environment. These programs provide support for working parents while carefully introducing children to the school experience. With more cities and states designating additional funding for preschool curricula, publishers understand the importance of creating programs that strike a balance between basic academic skills

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CSA Education Welcomes Karen Veit

CSA Education offers a huge welcome to the newest member of our team, Karen Veit! With over twenty-three years of experience in education as a math teacher and curriculum developer, Karen joins us in a new role as Associate Director, Math and Instructional Design. Known for her proficiency in resource forecasting, project planning, and product

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Repurposing for Digital Delivery

January 15, 2021 With more focus being placed on online learning, many educational companies are trying to find ways to make their programs accessible digitally. They already have quality print curricula and are seeking to repurpose those materials for digital delivery. However, educational companies are finding that the shift from print to digital is not

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CSA Education Makes Online Learning Engaging

December 30, 2020 Online learning has become a necessity, and there is an increasing demand for web-based curriculum. Your programs bring essential academics into students’ homes, but online lessons are challenging for those unfamiliar with the territory. Parents and guardians may find programs difficult to navigate, and teachers are struggling to keep students invested in

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CSA Education Welcomes Angelique Chavez

CSA Education is delighted to announce that Angelique Chavez has joined our team! Angel will step into the role of Director of Project Management and work with our Alignment Services and Curriculum Development departments to keep our projects on track and up to our high quality standard. Previously, Angel held the roles of Art Manager

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Phonics Instruction Is the Key to Reading Success

December 15, 2020 In the world of academics, the trendiness of phonics comes and goes. Though the practice of connecting letters and sounds is the basic foundation of reading, its importance is often overlooked. Earlier this year, a New York Times article called for more emphasis on teaching phonics, claiming that “only a third of American students

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Guided Readers

November 30, 2020 Individual students will always learn to read at their own pace. Some learn quickly but can’t find books to hold their interest, while others find themselves struggling with simple sentences. For reasons such as these, guided reading programs and leveled readers have become essential in building fluency and critical reading skills. It is

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Differentiated Learning Makes for an Effective Curriculum

November 16, 2020 Over the last few months, a spotlight has fallen on a unique factor in education. While traditional schooling might have presented distractions, learning from home has helped some students thrive! More teachers and parents are seeing how differentiated learning plays a role in student success. While some kids prosper at school and

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CSA Education Knows Alignment

September 22, 2020 Accuracy in aligning curriculum is critical to meeting the most important standards set by states and the federal government. Whether it’s addressing a state’s new standards or designing rubrics for the Next Generation Science Standards, CSA Education is familiar and comfortable with every alignment project a publisher might need. Along with increased accuracy

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Art Buying Services

August 14, 2020 Art that is not clearly relevant to the content can distract students from learning. Our Art Buying team at CSA Education makes certain that the content demands are thoroughly understood by using an integrated workflow with the editorial team. Our teams work closely to ensure that specs are clearly written and that

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