November is a time for reflection on thankfulness and recognizing the aspects of our lives that we appreciate. This Thanksgiving season, we wanted to reflect on the different ways of giving back that bring joy to the CSA staff.
How Has Copyediting and Proofreading Changed in the Digital Age?
Author: Jen Gavigan
August 22, 2022
In addition to producing grammatically correct content and curriculum, it is important to craft engaging content as well. To be noticed in a highly competitive environment these days, it is essential to grab the reader’s attention with every word.
It is never too early for students to explore what they may or may not be interested in before they have to start to make some tough decisions in high school. Why wait to do this? Middle school is the perfect time to introduce this concept.
Purchasing in 2022: School Districts Continue to Prioritize Standards Alignment
Author: CSA Staff
May 6, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, the challenge of distance learning required teachers to learn and integrate a whole host of educational technologies into their daily routines, and high-quality materials and the ability to identify them have become more important than ever.
Whether they know it or not, influencers often produce multimedia content that aligns with e-learning theories and strategies. How can educators harness these same theories to make educational multimedia materials engaging and effective?
Ask most teachers, and they will tell you that they want their students to be working at that self-actualization level, striving to become the people they want to be. What can teachers, schools, and communities do to help students reach that level?
The idea that shorter lessons might increase retention is not new. Successful nanolearning takes advantage of technology to individualize learning by delivering content that students need or want to know when they need or want it.
When students are shown how to analyze grammar and develop an understanding of how grammar works, they can use it express precise meaning in their own writing. When students see how authors use grammar for specific purposes, they can apply grammar in their own writing.
The word itself, copyedit, is ambivalent. As a verb, it’s one word (preferred), but as a noun, it’s two words, copy editor, according to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, so don’t believe everything your spellchecker tells you.
Just as many states were getting their footing, the world was faced with a pandemic. States questioned how they could possibly meet their ESSA and ESEA requirements while trying to find a way to provide the most basic services to students at home.
This year's learning loss may be more drastic because of the students' absence from their schools for an extended period of time. How can educators and parents lessen the impact of extended stay-at-home orders on student growth?
“I think it would be amazing to have the kids watch the writing process happen in real life. We teach the writing process, but kids don’t really understand that writers use it too,” said Ann, a guided reading specialist. Let’s do it. Let's develop a series of leveled readers that goes through the entire writing process.
Five Ways to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom or at Home
Author: Joanna Merrithey
May 29, 2020
Many educators are advocating prioritizing students’ social and emotional wellness over grades and assignments. What are some activities you can do with children that focus on social-emotional learning?