Top 5 Reasons to Explore PD Collections on GVRL, Gale’s eBook Platform

In order to promote excellence in the classroom, you need the most up-to-date information. Professional Development (PD) collections on GVRL deliver the resources necessary to support student achievement. Take a look at the top 5 reasons to explore our PD eBook collections:  

Fostering a Global Perspective

| By Mary Ruby |

Global perspective. These words are increasingly uttered by educators and employers who understand that this combination of mindset and acquired skill is a critical element for interacting, working, and succeeding in the 21st-century world.

As a senior content developer at Gale, my goal is to bring people information not only to meet their needs but to spark curiosity and encourage further investigation and learning. In recent years, the challenge has expanded to building international coverage, appealing to a global audience, and aligning content with topics studied at the collegiate level.

This latter ambition is tied to trends in education, from the nearly 40% increase in International Baccalaureate schools over the past five years1 to the growth of global studies degree programs, ranging from associate to doctoral levels. Common links among these curricula are an interdisciplinary approach, a focus on global issues, and the cultivation of cross-cultural awareness. For instance, at the University of California, Berkeley, a learning goal of its Global Studies program is “apply[ing] an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary global issues,” while the College of William & Mary notes that students will explore “the ways in which global forces are realized in and through local contexts, and the interconnections between global regions.”

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New and Notable eBook Titles

Our catalog features some of our new and notable eBook titles in the most studied academic disciplines. Along with what you see here, Gale offers more than 13,000 (and counting!) academic eBooks from industry leading publishers. Our GVRL eBook platform offers unlimited, simultaneous access on virtually any device and is integrated with collaboration tools, such … Read more

Supporting Information Literacy Through Credible Resources

Established in 1837, Davidson College, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars, serves 1900 students, and is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative work across all academic programs. Van Hillard is director of the college writing program. To provide his students with access to research resources … Read more

ELEMENTARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

As the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) increases, accounting for varying levels of language proficiency is paramount in today’s classrooms. Spanish-language eBooks can help young learners gain more confidence as they grow in their ability to read and understand the English language. BY 2020, 1 IN 4 CHILDREN WILL BE AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER. … Read more

2017-2018 IMPACT is Here!

IMPACT is a new style of magazine, written for and by public librarians. It’s filled with tips, insights, and advice from library leaders to help you succeed at empowering your community. Plus, the best of—frontlist nonfiction eBooks, databases, and online learning programs. View or Download a digital version>> Here’s a preview of what’s inside: COVER … Read more

HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING 21ST CENTURY STUDENT RESEARCH

How your students research is just as important as what they research. While many other eBook platforms direct users to title-level results, Gale eBooks on GVRL are designed to cross search all of your eBooks to pinpoint relevant material. The result? Students spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it. … Read more

PARTNERING WITH YOU TO EMPOWER RESEARCH

| By Kristin Fust | As a product manager at Gale, I love connecting with customers and learning about how they utilize eBooks on the GVRL platform. During these conversations, one common thread is usually the merit of GVRL in providing students with the foundational materials needed to better understand core concepts in their areas … Read more