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Shifting educational standards. Increased professional development models. Educators face a myriad of challenges that require them to develop new skills to support instruction. As a result, many schools are moving from one-off professional development workshops and in-service days to on-demand, flexible, and sustainable options. More than ever, ease of access and collaboration are key to empowering educators to positively impact their classrooms and students.

All that said, teachers need easy access to resources that will help them enhance their skills. Enter PD collections on GVRL. Our titles connect to national and state frameworks for teacher evaluations, which support schools’ and teachers’ individual and professional learning plans. They offer a roadmap that allows teachers to educate themselves on the latest trends and apply that learning to the classroom to best support and prepare their students.

Best of all, schools own their eBooks and benefit from a sustainable purchase model that delivers content with unlimited, simultaneous access—so resources are available wherever and whenever needed. Search features also allow educators to skim multiple titles at once. Integration with G Suite for Education and tools like downloads, and highlights and notes streamline the ability of teachers to absorb content, find solutions, and collaborate with their peers.

Gale developed the PD collection on GVRL based on customer requests to provide resources from top publishers like ASCD, ISTE, and Corwin. To further support educator needs, we recently added titles from the National Science Teachers Association in support of STEM and NGSS, and just announced our partnership with Solution Tree as well. We take feedback seriously, and encourage users to keep the recommendations coming.

At Gale, we strive to ensure that our products empower every kind of learner—including teachers. With PD collections on GVRL, educators can find the resources they need to solve problems and foster excellence in their classrooms. It is a way we can provide one more step on the path to success.

About the Author

Lemma has nearly 15 years of experience at Gale. Her primary focus has been on K-12 product development where she is committed to providing state-of-the-art platforms with superior curriculum-aligned content that supports classroom workflow and future readiness.


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