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Learning Pro offers simple ways to improve study habits and promote learning

World Book's Learning Pro

Learning Pro offers simple ways to improve study habits and promote learning.

World Book has launched a suite of online courses for students available exclusively on the NFHS Coach Education Program web site at Developed by World Book, Inc. and Creative Street Media Group, Learning Pro: Simple Ways to Improve Study Habits and Promote Learning delivers practical advice on improving study skills and grades through four courses: Homework Helper, Reading and Learning Strategies, Research Skills, and Testing Tips.

Learning Pro is led by an on-camera host while peer correspondents file reports from the field for an entertaining spin on study skills. Interactive exercises allow students to learn about and practice their new skills, and printable resources also are available.

“World Book is delighted to link its expertise in crafting informational and educational content that works for students with the The National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) commitment to supporting students in and outside the classroom,” said Don Keller, president of World Book, Inc. “ is a powerful tool for educators and students alike to use in today’s extraordinarily challenging teaching and learning environment.”

“The collaboration between the NFHS and the education experts at World Book and Creative Street has resulted in a unique online learning experience that brings families and educators together in helping busy students develop study and reading skills in an innovative way,” Said Tim Flannery, NFHS director of Coach Education.

Learning Pro enables students, and parents, to focus on specific skills, and add more courses based upon their skill-building needs. Each course can be purchased online at, or an individual can purchase all four courses at one time to receive a free one-year subscription to the World Book Web (a collection of online reference sources geared to the varying needs of elementary, intermediate, and secondary school students).

“We have worked with both World Book and the NFHS for years,” said Steve Katzenberger, president of Creative Street Media Group, “and bringing these two great organizations together for the development and distribution of Learning Pro on was a perfect match because both organizations have at the heart of their mission a desire to help students succeed.”

Learning Pro courses

Reading & Learning Strategies
Individuals learn differently. This module will help students develop strategies that support their own approach to learning. Effectively organizing information, employing techniques that increase retention, making meaningful connections with the material, and managing problems that may be getting in the way of academic performance are explored.

Testing Tips
Test anxiety can undermine a student’s academic success. This module explores effective note-taking, outlining, and study skills to help students prepare for a test, and offers tips for tackling questions and avoiding self-defeating behavior on test day.

Research Skills
This module takes the student step by step through a research project—planning the project, identifying sources and conducting the research, evaluating print and Internet sources, and compiling the information in a meaningful way.

Homework Helper
This module will help students identify the optimal environment for learning and provide skills to allow them to take control of their study experiences. Included are tips on how to prepare to study, how to get organized, the importance of maintaining a study schedule, how to manage distractions, and how to develop good study habits.

About World Book, Inc.

World Book, Inc. sets the standard in publishing accurate, current, and reliable reference and learning materials for students and adults. Based in Chicago, World Book is committed to creating educational products in print and digital forms that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence. This commitment has resulted in a wide range of products including the quintessential World Book Encyclopedia; the World Book Web, a comprehensive and authoritative online solution meeting the diverse information needs of students, educators, public library patrons, and families, and World Book Classroom, innovative and effective teaching resources to improve learning in libraries, classrooms, and at home. Connect with World Book ( at or

About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

Since 1920, The National Federation of State High School Associations had led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and activities that help students succeed in their lives. From its offices in Indianapolis the NFHS serves its 50 member state high school athletic/activity associations, plus the District of Columbia. The NFHS publishes playing rules in 16 sports for boys and girls competition and administers fine arts programs in speech, theater, debate, and music. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs, such as the NFHS Coach Education Program. The program provides youth, interscholastic, and amateur coach education delivery systems for its 51 state associations, associate members, and youth sports organizations around the world. In addition, sport-specific techniques and tactics courses have been developed with such organizations as the NCAA, the American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, iHoops, USA Football, USA Softball, USA Field Hockey, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators, USA Track and Field, US Lacrosse, PGA of America, and the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Courses are in development with such organizations as USA Baseball and others.

About Creative Street Media Group

Creative Street Media Group is a nationally-recognized, fully-integrated multi-media production company with particular emphasis on developing media for the sports, education, health care, pharmaceutical, animal and agricultural industries. For 28 years, CSMG has served national Fortune 500 clients in corporate communications, advertising, interactive media applications, online education, television programming, periodical publishing and promotional programming. Creative Street Media Group comprises 5 divisions: Creative Street, Creative Street Entertainment, Edit Pointe, Webize and Portrait Image Media.

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