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More and more administrators are beginning to think outside of the professional development (PD) book to find PD resources that meet the changing needs of their district. While it can be challenging to find new ways to help teachers meet educator evaluation alignments while managing costs and promoting wider usage, we've found a way to do just that. Teachers don't have to spend time searching for titles that meet the Danielson teacher evaluation rubric or the Marzano Model teacher evaluation rubrics—because we’ve done the work for them.

With Gale’s PD collections, users can access thousands of digital titles from today’s top PD publishers like ASCDCorwin PressDave Burgess Consulting, Inc.Solution TreeStenhouse Publishers, and Times 10 Publications. And now, schools have the option to upgrade their PD collections by adding alignments to the Danielson Framework for Teaching or the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model. 

For example, a teacher who wants to learn more about demonstrating 21st-century skills in the classroom can search within the domains of the Danielson Framework or the Marzano Model to retrieve titles like Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning or Building Equity when searching ASCD Collection 11.

PD Framework Alignments eliminate the time-consuming process of manually aligning PD resources with teacher evaluation guides. In addition to saving time, it gives educators a voice and choice to pick evaluative content aligned to the dimension in need of critical focus. More than eBooks, our enhanced PD collections empower teachers and administrators in a lasting way and meet individual and group goals while being cost-effective: 

  • Teachers
    • Gain unlimited and simultaneous access to content from top PD publishers.
    • Collaborate with help from G Suite for Education, Microsoft Office 365 tools, and learning management system integrations.
    • Cross-search to uncover relevant content within multiple titles.
    • Translate content into more than 40 languages—on screen and read aloud.
    • Listen at school, at home, or on-the-go.
    • Meet and apply professional learning objectives.
  • Administrators
    • Support teachers’ personal learning plans as well as district and/or school strategic goals and objectives.
    • Connect the dots between professional development days.
    • Customize collections using Gale Admin to highlight specific initiatives.
    • Share content easily, with 100+ social media or email options directly from the application.
    • Build a sustainable, cost-effective professional learning platform by adding continuously releasing collections from top publishers like ASCD, Corwin Press, ISTE, NSTA, Solution Tree, Stenhouse Publishers and Times 10 Publications.


Platform Tools & Features

Collaboration Tools

Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools allow faculty and students to work with tools they are already familiar with, eliminating the need to purchase additional software. 


Administrators can group titles from purchased Gale eBooks PD publisher collections into sub-collections to highlight specific initiatives such as teaching with technology, project-based learning, and building professional learning communities.

On-demand Translation

Content can be translated into 40 languages, while the platform itself can be translated into more than 30 languages. ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology allows audio files to be downloaded and saved onto any mobile device and read aloud in nearly 25 languages.