SEL for Student Wellness in Middle and High School
Author: CSA Staff
September 14, 2023
Adolescence is a time of significant change, both physically and emotionally. SEL can play a crucial role in helping teens navigate these challenges by providing the tools necessary for personal growth and emotional well-being.
Project Spotlight: Editorial Services – Alt Text Writing
Author: Jen Gavigan
September 1, 2023
CSA completed an Alt Text project for a client that involved writing Alt Text for 1,000 photos that were part of online reading passages for Grades 2–5. These photos accompanied clickable keywords in an online glossary. The project consisted of five batches split between three freelance writers, and the duration was seven weeks.
In this blog, we aim to explore some of the ways AI can assist teachers in preparing for the upcoming school year. By leaning on AI, educators can equip themselves with valuable resources and strategies to enhance teaching in new ways.
Implementing collaborative learning in the classroom is an effective way for both educators and students alike to benefit from increased student engagement and improved classroom management while also fostering teamwork skills, communication skills, increased knowledge retention, and better understanding of the material
CSA Education attended the SKillsUSA TECHSPO in Atlanta. TECHSPO is an opportunity for SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference attendees to engage directly with industry and educational partners while learning about new and exciting technology.
American schools have seen an increase in students who are not native speakers of English. The relevance of making textbooks, ancillaries, and other resources accessible to these students has been acknowledged equally by policymakers, departments of education, schools, and publishing companies. To support this effort, CSA Education has joined both the human and the technical resources to provide World Languages services.
While traditional education models often focus on results, a growth mindset focuses on the process of learning and encourages students to take risks, persist in the face of setbacks, and become lifelong learners.
Career & Technical Education Needs for Gen Z Students
Author: Mary Ann Lidrbauch
May 9, 2023
Traditionally, the primary post-secondary pathway has been a four-year college degree. However, this is not always the best fit for every student, especially considering the diverse interests and skills within Gen Z.
CSA attended the ASU+GSV Summit! There was so much to learn in such a short time, but CSA had a great experience attending various sessions, and hearing different perspectives on the hot EdTech topics. Learn more about our highlights and key takeaways in this blog post.
Clients often ask us for some best practices that they—as edtech or publishing companies—can follow to work successfully with vendors. While we can’t speak for all vendors, we compiled the following list as a starting point that can be adjusted to be more specific to a client’s expectations.
Our Director of Science and SEL, Christine, attended the 2023 NSTA National Conference in Atlanta. This blog post reflects on Christine’s experience, highlights, and key takeaways from NSTA Atlanta 23!
Pam Garner, Vice President of Strategy, and Lisa Panka, Vice President of Program Development had the opportunity to attend SXSW EDU 2023 in Austin, TX. Now that they have had time to decompress and reflect on all that they learned, we wanted to share some highlights and takeaways with you.
CTE has been an area of focus for CSA Education. We believe that building strong CTE content will provide opportunities for all students to pursue a successful career in a field that aligns with their personal strengths and interests.
Dual-credit programs are an increasingly popular form of education in the United States. These programs allow high school students to take college-level courses and earn college credit while in high school, often at a much lower cost than traditional college tuition.
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?