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Westchester Words: Education, Ed-Tech, and Publishing

Business & Economics Podcasts

Informed and informative conversations with experts about the topics that are impacting them, their operations, and their customers in the production and distribution of content for the Educational Publishing and Ed-Tech sectors, as well as the broader publishing industry. Hosted by Westchester Education Services and Westchester Publishing Services.

Informed and informative conversations with experts about the topics that are impacting them, their operations, and their customers in the production and distribution of content for the Educational Publishing and Ed-Tech sectors, as well as the broader publishing industry. Hosted by Westchester Education Services and Westchester Publishing Services.

Location:

United States

Description:

Informed and informative conversations with experts about the topics that are impacting them, their operations, and their customers in the production and distribution of content for the Educational Publishing and Ed-Tech sectors, as well as the broader publishing industry. Hosted by Westchester Education Services and Westchester Publishing Services.

Language:

English

Contact:

9146569653


Episodes

Help Me Understand: An Introduction to Plain Language

7/11/2022
Deborah Bosley, the founder and principal of The Plain Language Group explains why it’s important for publishers of academic, professional, medical, and scientific content to express information in simple, easy to understand terms that will help them expand their audience to people who have a significant interest or benefit in reading the materials, but lack the academic background required to understand complex, industry-specific language.

Duration:00:23:59

Get to Know Jennifer Cole, Content Director, Literacy, Humanities, and Languages

6/24/2022
Jennifer Cole discusses her career spanning more than two decades in educational publishing. Jennifer shares how her knowledge and experience help her lead her team of literacy and humanities content development professionals to create high-quality educational materials for Westchester's clients.

Duration:00:19:10

A Conversation with Cevin Bryerman

5/13/2022
Cevin Bryerman returns to Westchester Words to discuss the 2nd Annual US Book Show, PW's 150th anniversary, and other thoughts about the current state of the publishing industry.

Duration:00:18:52

Designing Effective Meetings

5/5/2022
Do all the meetings you have on your calendar really need to be there? Linda Secondari can help you answer that question by sharing strategies you can use to make your meetings more effective and less frequent, putting time back in your day to get other items checked off your to-do list.

Duration:00:21:21

Building Books Better with BISG

4/5/2022
A conversation with Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of Book Industry Study Group about what's on tap for the first BISG Annual Meeting to take place in person for the first time in three years, other initiatives that the group is working on, and more.

Duration:00:20:38

Signs It Might Be Time to Outsource Your Editorial Services

3/31/2022
A conversation with Julie Willis and Rosie Stewart of River Editorial Services (a Westchester Publishing Services UK company) about when publishers should consider outsourcing editorial services on their projects, and tips for identifying the right company for your requirements.

Duration:00:17:27

How a Children’s Book Publisher Remains Nimble and Successful

2/1/2022
Maria Dismondy, Founder and Publisher of Cardinal Rule Press, a children's book publisher whose catalog focuses on realistic fiction titles that embody the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, discusses what inspired her to start the company along with the strategies she and her team have used to help the business grow and remain successful.

Duration:00:20:36

Why Career and Technical Education is Gaining Prominence

1/28/2022
Rich Portelance, Founder and CEO of CareerPath explains why there's renewed interest in Career and Technical education, and how vocational education is different now compared to what previous generations of students may remember.

Duration:00:22:29

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from a University Press Perspective - An Update

12/22/2021
Cathy Felgar, Publishing Operations Director of Princeton University Press returns to the Westchester Words podcast to provide listeners with an update about the Press' ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Duration:00:17:30

Disability is Part of the DEI Conversation

11/1/2021
In this episode, educational publishing professional Andrea Bown discusses her experiences living and working with a visible disability and why it's important for people with disabilities to be included as active participants within education publishing. She also shares why it's important that education content is developed in a manner that fosters autonomy for people who have disabilities.

Duration:00:13:07

How Publishers Can Optimize Their Websites to Improve Sales

11/1/2021
Sarah Arbuthnot, Commercial and Partnerships Director for Supadu explains steps publishers can take to create a positive website experience for their customers, helping to generate higher sales volume.

Duration:00:22:57

Creating a Collaborative Community for Students, Teachers, and Families

9/27/2021
Nilofer Ali, Resources Manager and DEI Committee Lead, Westchester Education Services and Beau McCoy, Founder and CEO, SOLCademy have a conversation around how education is evolving. They also explore why support and collaboration between all stakeholders—including teachers, administrators, students, and families—is needed more than ever.

Duration:00:18:59

Westchester Words Season 2 Preview

9/8/2021
Nicole Tomassi, Marketing and Conference Manager provides an overview of the topics that will be covered on Season 2 of Westchester Words. In addition, she provides details about the October webinar that is being co-hosted with Publishers Weekly. Visit our websites, https://www.westchesterpublishingservices.com/ and https://www.westchestereducationservices.com/ for all episodes and additional information about our services.

Duration:00:03:31

Career and Technical Education - Creating High-Quality Content

8/12/2021
Debbie Allen, Content Director for Career and Technical Education discusses why Westchester Education Services is well-suited to create classroom materials for teachers and students in this area of study.

Duration:00:12:45

Why Should SEL Concepts be Incorporated into Learning Materials?

7/22/2021
Meg Overman, Senior Supervising Editor for Literacy and SEL at Westchester Education Services explains why using SEL experts is key to developing quality content effectively. and that now is the time to incorporate social-emotional learning into core content at every grade level.

Duration:00:10:51

A Conversation with Dave Bailis, Senior Director of Operations, Westchester Education Services

7/22/2021
Dave Bailis, Senior Director of Operations for Westchester Education Services describes his time with the company from joining in an editorial role to leadership of the day-to-day operations of the division, and discusses some of the unique characteristics of the Westchester team that benefit the work developed for their clients.

Duration:00:18:28

A Discussion About Culturally Responsive Education and Its Importance for UK Educational Content Development

7/21/2021
Marquita Celestine, Westchester Education Services UK, asks Kaye Jones, Founder, The Herstorian, and Rebecca Durose-Croft, Content Director and Curriculum Specialist, Westchester Education Services UK to dive into the definition of CRE (Culturally Responsive Education), how it differs from DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), and explain why CRE can empower all students to achieve academic success.

Duration:00:10:37

Executing the Westchester Education Services Vision

7/8/2021
Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer, discusses the launch of the Westchester Education Services division and the successful strategies he has implemented to serve education publishers, ed-tech companies, and industry associations that require curriculum resources.

Duration:00:15:01

The Westchester Education Services Vision

6/14/2021
In this episode, we'll be talking with Paul J. Crecca, President & CEO for Westchester Publishing Services and Westchester Education Services. He’ll be discussing his experience in education publishing, how that inspired him to launch Westchester Education Services, and the strategy that has made the company successful.

Duration:00:19:01

How Civics Education Relates to Science, Climate Change, and Global Interdependence

5/27/2021
Civics education lost favor in many schools due to an increased emphasis on other subject areas. As recent events have shown, students need to understand the importance of civics. Tim helps us understand the connection that civics education has to Science, climate change, and equity, too. Students who study civics are also more likely to be more informed and engaged citizens in their communities. In this episode, Tim Yetzina, Senior Supervising Editor for Science and Social Studies at...

Duration:00:19:33