Educators and parents are all calling for more social emotional learning (SEL) resources to be included in every grade as part of the educational curriculum for their children. SEL provides for a more comprehensive education—developing the whole student rather than focusing solely on academics. Research has shown that students who participate in SEL programs score higher academically and enjoy longer-term benefits as well. The Westchester Education Services team can help publishers and ed tech providers apply SEL concepts within their existing subject matter content or can guide the development of new programs.
Programs developed with SEL expertise, free from unintentional bias and sensitivity concerns, can revolutionize the educational experience and help students communicate, care for themselves and one another, and learn together more effectively. Westchester applies best practices in the development of your solutions.
We understand SEL. We recognize that many traditional curricula do not meet the needs of the whole child, often privileging academic learning over character growth. We understand how to develop materials that embody SEL concepts and engage students at multiple levels, drawing upon the best practices as defined by Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), a leader in SEL education.
We have trained resources. Our team has worked on large-scale programs as well as intimately focused products from conceptualization to print. We have an in-depth understanding of SEL and participate in training to remain up-to-date with best practices, client requests, and ever-evolving market needs.
We develop exemplary products. We bring a collective and deep knowledge of trends, research, and educational experience to the work we produce. We’ve worked with companies like StrongMind to help incorporate SEL concepts into their platform, developed interactivity experiences for core subjects such as math and literacy, and provided social emotional learning review and analysis for existing content to identify gaps or areas for improvement.
We help education content providers with:
Our content team often partners with clients at the outset of a program in order to conceptualize and focus test the program. Once the vision for the program is set, our team can help with the roll-out steps, including guideline development, including blueprinting based on CASEL and state standards, and to ensure the project execution is smooth.
We incorporate best practices to provide teachers innovative and inclusive ways to engage students.
Our content team has extensive experience developing interactive programs in a variety of platforms. The team quickly learns client CSM systems and applies best practices in developing engaging and interactive content.
We develop formative, summative, and high stakes assessments, including Tech Enhanced Items, for K-12. We are a Learnosity content partner and have experience working in other off-the-shelf or custom solutions.
We have extensive experience reviewing curriculum by vetting for bias, sensitivity, and cultural responsiveness across all materials and developing diverse student characters for program-wide storylines.
For a full-service solution, learn more about how we can help you with:
Add our proven, high-quality, and accurate copyediting, fact-checking, proofreading, online testing services, and more. Our ed services team has deep experience creating style sheets and other editorial guidelines.
From ePubs, to XML, digital, and traditional page production services, our production team can fulfill your production needs.
Westchester’s project management team is highly valued for its communication, transparency, and attention to detail. Clients always know the status and stage of their projects in progress.
We can help translate student materials, teacher materials, academic translations, journals, fiction and non-fiction pieces, course books, and ancillaries.
Westchester has the market acumen and pedagogy knowledge to help you develop scope and sequence based on multiple state standards, create prototypes, conduct market research, and more.
Our content teams use state standards to help customers drive content decisions, from crosswalking old standards to new for updating programs, to curriculum mapping and more.
From expanding your existing illustrations to crafting new imagery, our highly experienced creative team can develop gorgeous and engaging graphics for your products and marketing programs.
The design and art team creates imaginative, attention-grabbing layouts for your educational content.
Offload the management of the art & media assets to Westchester, from photo research, permissions review and more.