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New Mexico and Oklahoma Publications win 2019 TAA Awards

June 18, 2019 • Studies Weekly

Studies Weekly publications continue to win awards and recognition.

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association recently honored Studies Weekly at its annual TAA Conference in Philadelphia. Two Studies Weekly publications took top spots as 2019 Textbook Award Winners.

New Mexico studies weeklyTAA awarded “Oklahoma Studies Weekly – Our State, 6th ed.” as one of just two 2019 Textbook Excellence Award Winners for K-12. This publication, in magazine or newspaper format, uses Oklahoma’s history, geography, ecology, economy, and people to introduce social studies concepts in a vibrant, engaging, and age-appropriate way.

Chief Product Officer Kim Mogilevsky,
Editor-In-Chief Monica Sherwin, and Graphic Design Manager David Hall wrote the Oklahoma publication from the ground up with 100 percent new content, as part of the state’s adoption of Studies Weekly materials.

TAA also awarded “New Mexico Studies Weekly – Our State, 1st ed.” as one of just two 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award Winners for K-12.

This publication, in magazine or newspaper format, provides a comprehensive overview of social studies topics — including complex issues like race and ethnicity, opportunity cost, and citizen rights and responsibilities — handled in a deft and engaging manner.

Mogilevsky, Sherwin and Graphic Designer Heather Larsson created the New Mexico publication also with completely original content.

Sherwin attended the conference June 14 and 15 with Larsson, Hall, CEO John McCurdy and company President Ed Rickers. Sherwin said other writers at the conference were “intrigued by our weekly newspaper format and surprised to learn that we are standards-based and customized to different states, and not just a current events reading supplement.”

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Monica Sherwin with Studies Weekly, front row second from right, poses with the Studies Weekly 2019 TAA Award for our Oklahoma 3rd Grade publication.

The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials, and the Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials, according to TAA information.

“Monica and I had a blast writing and developing these. We also enjoyed collaborating with our amazing designers, Dave and Heather, and so many other team members who helped to edit, review, post, print, box and ship the publications to our schools, teachers and students,” Mogilevsky said in March when the awards were first announced. “Producing quality publications is a labor of love!”

Award winning social studies curriculum
Dave Hall, left, and Monica Sherwin accept Studies Weekly's 2019 TAA Awards June 2019 in Pennsylvania.

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