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About Us

At Zaner-Bloser, we support you and thank you, too, for inspiring students to become lifelong learners.

We are mission-driven.

Zaner-Bloser’s mission is to create dynamic, appealing, and effective educational programs and services. Our focus is on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.

As a member of the Highlights family of companies, we are driven to always do what's right for children and to strive to make a significant contribution to their education. The Highlights family of companies includes Highlights for Children, Inc.; Zaner-Bloser; Staff Development for Educators (SDE); Stenhouse Publishers; Boyds Mills Press; and Highlights for Children International, Inc.

We develop educational technology solutions that support teachers and students.

At Zaner-Bloser, we are committed to bringing innovative, manageable, and highly useful technology to schools. We don’t want to burden teachers with complicated tools that take time away from teaching. Our technology tools make it easy to plan and deliver instruction, enhancing learning by providing exciting interactive content.

We are pleased to feature two new unique technologies: Strategies for Writers Online Writing Center and Voices 3C eLessons and Leveled Library. The former is a complete online writing and grammar program that prepares students to be confident, proficient, effective 21st century writers, ready for college and career. The latter is a powerful, flexible tool that drives standards-based, small-group reading instruction.

We partner with educators to implement the Common Core State Standards.

Educators have a great challenge and an opportunity for growth ahead of them in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Over the last few years, Zaner-Bloser has been preparing for the new standards right alongside educators.

Strategies for Writers is the first writing and grammar program written to the CCSS. Other programs may have been correlated to the CCSS after the fact, but our new ©2013 program completely integrates the new CCSS language of writing, provides comprehensive instruction in the CCSS text types, and uses instructional approaches (including conferencing, researching, and integrating technology) that reinforce the goals of the CCSS.

Many of our other programs have been aligned to the CCSS to help educators fill the gaps in areas that their basal reading program may lack—in a targeted, cost-effective, high-impact, and research-based way.

Educators are also taking advantage of our professional development experts’ strategies and research-based training to get ready for the rigorous road ahead.

 

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