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Informed conversations with experts from companies producing content for Educational Publishing and EdTech sectors, or working in the broader publishing industry about topics that are impacting them, their operations, and their customers. Hosted by Westchester Education Services and Westchester Publishing Services.
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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.
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.
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.
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 Westchester Education Services, shares why there needs to be a renewed focus on history and civics curriculum.
As we all start to emerge from the pandemic and people seriously consider meeting more in person than on Zoom, what will this mean for virtual events? Will virtual events still have a place in a post-pandemic society? Cev Bryerman, Publisher and Executive Vice President of Publishers Weekly shares his thoughts about what publishing industry events will look like in the months and years ahead.
Tyler M. Carey, Chief Revenue Officer, Terry Colosimo, Director of Operations and Susan Baker, Director of Editorial Services at Westchester Publishing Services discuss how their experience working for publishers helps them and their teams resolve workflow challenges for our clients.
Kevin Gray and Sara Kloek, Senior Director of Education Policy at SIIA (the trade association for the ed-tech industry) discuss the ARP, its allocations, and its impact on the ed-tech and education publishing industries.
The term Culturally Responsive Education is becoming more widely used, but there are still questions about what it is. In this episode, Sam Tucker, CRE Team Lead, has a conversation with Kaye Jones, founder of The Herstorian, about the differences in culturally responsive education in the US and the UK, and how the need for educational materials that included a wider variety of perspectives led to a transformative career change for Kaye.
In this final audio excerpt from the Publishing Now ’21: Looking Forward  webinar, co-hosted by Westchester Publishing Services and Publishers Weekly on April 6, you’ll hear from Dominique Raccah, CEO & Publishers Sourcebooks, Cathy Felgar, Publishing Operations Director at Princeton University Press, Tom Chalmers, Managing Director, Legend Times and Lorraine Shanley, President of MPI (Market Partners International) as moderator Jim Milliot, VP and Editorial Director of Publishers Weekly asks questions submitted by webinar attendees about What’s Next for the Industry, as publishers assess what the changes of the past year will mean as the industry continues to move forward.In addition to the audio excerpt series, you can watch the entire webinar on Westchester Publishing Services’ YouTube Channel, and visit our website westchesterpublishingservices.com for additional content related to the Publishing Now ’21 webinar. 
Featuring audio excerpts from the Publishing Now ’21: Looking Forward webinar, which was cohosted by Westchester Publishing Services and Publishers Weekly on April 6.  Each of the excerpts focuses on specific topic areas that were discussed during the webinar.In this episode you’ll hear another audio excerpt from the Publishing Now ’21: Looking Forward webinar, featuring Cathy Felgar, Publishing Operations Director for Princeton University Press, Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of Legend Times Ltd and Dominique Raccah, CEO and Publisher of Sourcebooks. They discuss International Publishing & Brexit, and answer questions from moderator Jim Milliot, VP & Editorial Director of Publishers Weekly about how the pandemic has impacted their businesses in terms of sourcing materials, printing and binding books overseas, and importing finished products, as well as the challenges Brexit has posed for publishers within the UK and internationally. The Publishing Now ’21 audio excerpt series will conclude with a look at what’s next for the industry, as the panelists consider what the changes of the past year will mean for the publishing industry as it continues to move forward.
Featuring  audio excerpts from the Publishing Now ’21: Looking Forward webinar, which was cohosted by Westchester Publishing Services and Publishers Weekly on April 6.  Each of the excerpts focuses on specific topic areas that were discussed during the webinar.In this episode, you’ll hear from Dominique Raccah, CEO & Publisher of Sourcebooks,  Lorraine Shanley, President, (MPI) Market Partners International, and Cathy Felgar, Publishing Operations Director for Princeton University Press, about the Publishing Industry in Transition. Dominique and Lorraine each share their perspectives about how the publishing industry responded to the sweeping changes that occured in 2020 and how businesses continue to adapt and remain resilient. 
Education content can benefit from a CRE Review to ensure it conveys concepts and practices that are culturally responsive and sustaining. In this episode, Sam Tucker, CRE Team Lead at Westchester Education Services will explain why education companies should have their materials reviewed and discuss Westchester’s review process.
Creating environmentally sustainable business practices has been a long sought after goal for the publishing industry. What are some additional measures companies can adopt to become more “green”? Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group will share some ideas which may be effective for your organization.
Cev Bryerman, Publisher and EVP of Publishers Weekly, and Tyler M. Carey, Chief Revenue Officer of Westchester Publishing Services provide a preview of the Publishing Now ’21: Looking Forward webinar. Hear who will be on the panel and the topics that might come up for discussion when they review a transformative year for the publishing industry and look ahead to how the business will continue to evolve in the months ahead.
Princeton University Press has made a significant commitment towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its publishing program, especially in the last few years. In this episode, Cathy Felgar discusses several of the initiatives the Press has put into place, programs that will get underway in 2021, and how other publishers can participate.Guest: Cathy Felgar, Director of Publishing Operations, Princeton University Press
Where did Culturally Responsive Education originate? In this episode, Nilofer Ali provides the background which demonstrates that the concept, research, and scholarship that form the foundations that have been evolving for several decades, and discusses how some content providers are responding to the need for culturally responsive classroom materials.
Tyler Carey, Chief Revenue Officer for Westchester Publishing and Westchester Education, introduces the Westchester Words podcast series. We will engage with publishing industry leaders in conversation about important topics and market trends, from diversity, equity,  and inclusion to culturally responsive education, project management considerations, supply chain impacts, the general state of the publishing industry, and much more. We hope you’ll listen in and follow us on your favorite podcasting platform as we engage with others in conversation about issues that are shaping education, edtech, and publishing.If you would like to suggest a topic for us to feature in a future episode, or join us to share your expertise with our audience, send us an email at: WestchesterWords@WestchesterEdSvcs.com.
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