Arlington Heights Memorial Library Offers Residents 360+ Instructor-Led Classes

| By Gale Staff | Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that patrons can take entirely online. These in-depth, 6-week classes cover subjects such as technology, health-care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Elli Wills, an editorial coordinator at WJ Weiser, completed the E to Z Grant … Read more

Appreciate Teachers by Supporting Their Mental Health with PD Titles on GVRL

| By Nicole Albrecht | I recently read an article by Anca Stefan, titled I Want Teaching to Matter. In her article, Anca stated that for teacher appreciation week she did not want candy, gift cards, or apples—she wanted, “…a career that feels solid. I want a daily schedule that feels sustainable—that allows me to … Read more

Keeping Pace in Your Career (and Life) with Gale Courses

| By Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner |

Personal and professional development is one of the least-served but most important aspects of anyone’s job. This is especially true in the world of libraries. Serving library patrons depends on library staff being up-to-date in a variety of subjects. Ask any librarian out there on the front lines of service and all will agree that keeping up to date in everything from technology to the latest best seller is essential!

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Deer Valley Unified School District Breaks Cost Barriers with Professional Development eBooks

Deer Valley Unified School District, the fifth largest district in Arizona—made up of 38 schools and 2,000 teachers, struggled to move into professional development communities due to a common roadblock: cost. Recently, they acquired GVRL, Gale’s eBook platform, offering professional development titles to all 2,000 teachers at one low price. Here are the astounding results: To learn … Read more

Cameron’s Professional Development Collection: Preparing for Teen Mental Health

| By Nicole Albrecht | Cameron’s Collection was built on the foundation of hope; hope that if teens were struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or other forms of mental health issues, that they could reach into this collection and find the answers they were seeking. Mental health issues are on the rise and with the … Read more

There’s a New Professional Development Partner in the House

That’s Stenhouse Publishers, of course.

Stenhouse recognizes and embraces the complexity of teaching and learning. And is devoted to helping teachers inspire deep and creative thinking in their students.

Stenhouse is guided by three core beliefs;

  • All students can learn to think independently and critically.
  • Effective teaching is achievable at any level of experience and in any classroom environment.
  • Teachers make the best instructional decisions for the students in their care when they are equipped with knowledge, supported by colleagues, and respected as professionals.

These beliefs align so closely to Gale and our mission to empower educators. Explore 16 must-have titles, in one comprehensive collection, available on Gale eBooks on GVRL.

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Not Sure Which PD Collections to Choose?

We’ve done the work for you. To make selecting PD collections on GVRL even easier, below is a sample chart identifying key subject areas from four of Gale’s top PD publishing partners. Each curated collection brings together authoritative content to assist educators in meeting their strategic goals.

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:  

Just Added to GVRL: ISTE Professional Development Collection

ISTE delivers professional development resources for school leaders and teachers, focusing on the most up-to-date technology strategies, equipment, research, and best practices for integration in the classroom. Discover 12 titles—in one comprehensive collection—recently added to GVRL. Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom The Future-Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks The Technology Coordinator’s Handbook … Read more

“Teach Like a PIRATE” and More Best Seller PD eBooks Now Available on GVRL

New York Times best-selling title, “Teach Like a PIRATE”, and other Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. professional development tiles have been added to Gale eBooks on GVRL. Ignite passion for the profession, dramatically increase student engagement, boost creativity, and transform the lives of educators with this 21-title collection. Explore 21 must-have titles, in one comprehensive collection, … Read more