Westchester Words: UK and International, Education and Edtech

Westchester Words: UK and International, Education and Edtech

Topical discussions about the issues that are impacting upon the education publishing industry within the UK and internationally, along with the ways that Westchester Education UK and International supports education publishers and ed tech companies. Hosted by Westchester Education UK and International.

Episodes

March 8, 2024 32 mins

Westchester Education Content and Services Manager, Emma Hudson, speaks to Stacy Scott, Head of Accessibility at Taylor and Francis about accessibility in educational publishing, including some of Stacy's own experiences as a visually impaired student, what it means to create 'born accessible' content and tips about what publishers need to think about when the European Accessibility Act comes into force in 2025. 

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Rebecca Durose-Croft and Jennifer Cole explain how a global perspective is beneficial when developing content to meet the specific requirements of English Language learners. 

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January 19, 2023 18 mins

Managing Director for Education, Rebecca Durose-Croft, talks to Harry Waters, teacher and founder of Renewable English, about giving teachers the tools to raise climate change awareness and how to bring the climate change discussion into the classroom. 

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Rosie Stewart leads a discussion with Tyler Carey and Julie Willis on the ways in which Westchester works with foundations, charities and institutions. This fast-paced and often highly confidential work comes with its own requirements and challenges

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In this second instalment about editorial processes, Rosie Stewart and Kat Mitchell discuss their experiences of working with freelance editors and proofreaders, including the importance of maintaining open communication, and ways in which editing and proofreading have been affected by the development of digital publishing.

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Rosie Stewart, Editorial and Pre-press Director at River Editorial, in conversation with Kat Mitchell, Publishing Services Manager at emc design, discussing the relationship between design and editorial mark-up, as well as how proofreading methods and mark-up have changed over the past decade, where we are now, and what the future might look like.

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July 11, 2022 12 mins

Managing Director, Rebecca Durose-Croft talks to Literacy Consultant Sarah Loader, about what reading aloud can provide, at what age we can read aloud to our children, and how it can promote a lifelong love of reading.

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July 5, 2022 12 mins

Managing Director, Education, Rebecca Durose-Croft talks to Literacy Consultant Sarah Loader, about reading enjoyment in children post-pandemic.

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Content and Services Director, Rebecca Durose-Croft talks with Simon Haynes, producer and owner of film and video production company S H Creative, about how the use of video in educational materials has changed over the past decade, and what the future of video looks like in the advent of new media.

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February 5, 2022 15 mins

During the first eighteen months of the pandemic, many schools across the UK were on lockdown, with primary and secondary education taking place in the home environment. As a result there was a greater deal of parental involvement in the education of the children. In this episode, Rebecca Durose-Croft has a conversation with literacy consultant, Sarah Loader about the lessons educators and parents learnt as a result of the lockdown...

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Rebecca Durose-Croft and Sarah Loader continue their conversation from episode 2, discussing some of the challenges and the benefits of returning to school, for children, parents, and educators.

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A conversation with Rebecca Durose-Croft, Content and Services Director for Westchester Education UK, about how Westchester partners with education publishers, ed-tech providers, and other education entities to create superior curriculum materials for students and teachers.

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