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Achieve Your Instructional Goals

Meeting instructional goals is more challenging than ever. All school educators have to achieve standards and adapt to diverse student needs, and now must seamlessly transition between physical and virtual instruction without disruption, while facing limited resources and even less time. For students to succeed in this or any other learning model, teachers must be successful first

Recognizing the importance of instruction, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provides federal funding to primary and secondary education, with funds specifically authorized for professional development, instructional materials, and supporting educational programs.

Gale In Context: For Educators can help. Building on the foundation of Gale In Context student databases and your schools’ student-facing Gale eBooks, For Educators empowers teachers to save time, collaborate, and offer equitable and personalized learning opportunities across any distance.

Combined with on-demand training, this award-winning resource merges quality, standards-aligned content with lesson plans and instructional tools to help teachers meet their professional goals. Gale In Context: For Educators allows users to find and personalize digital learning content, plan activities for remote or in-person environments, and foster an equitable and culturally responsive classroom with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and social and emotional learning (SEL) resources. With one resource, all school educators can have a specialized tool kit at the ready.

Because when teachers succeed, students can too.


    Discover curriculum-aligned, learner-focused resources:

    • Search across subscribed Gale In Context databases and your schools’ student-facing Gale eBooks by subject or keyword. 
    • Browse up-to-date national and state curriculum content standards to find aligned instructional resources.
    • Browse Common Core standards to find learning activities and content samples to support Common Core learning objectives and simplify lesson planning. 
    • Search by discipline and course to find instructional resources, including content, lesson plans, activities, and project plans that are aligned to curriculum standards.
    • Support all learners. Access the Lexile framework for reading on all Gale In Context content; find leveled content for high-demand topics; and get support to differentiate every lesson plan and activity for struggling and advanced learners.


    Customize resources for virtual or classroom Instruction:

    • Organize classroom materials by putting instructional resources into content sets for easier collaboration with co-teachers and other colleagues. 
    • Label and annotate documents and content sets to assign to students as reading lists or lesson menus.
    • Create customized, interactive digital resources for students using tools exclusive to Gale In Context: For Educators


    Collaborate with colleagues and share with students:

    • Design a personal profile to continue work beyond a single lesson. 
    • Share a single document, an annotated document, or a content set with students using Google Classroom, Drives, or LMS. 
    • Send instructional resources to other educators or set up a shared folder to collaborate with colleagues.


    Achieve equitable and sustainable professional learning:

    • Build opportunities for self-taught virtual lesson planning and online teaching skills through the Learning Center. 


    The Learning Center was developed to help teachers take the lead on their own learning and get coaching as they work to become the best educators they can be. Housed within Gale In Context: For Educators, the Learning Center is the new base of operations for finding, organizing, and learning how to teach (virtually or in-person) using the content created within For Educators.


    In the Learning Center, teachers can: 

    • Access information including videos, tips and tricks, and step-by-step tutorials and sample content sets for building and teaching lessons, planning curriculum with colleagues, and more. 
    • Watch on-demand, targeted professional learning resources to support educators as they learn to use the product’s features and tools; resources for specific functionality; and so much more. 
    • Discover ideas for using Gale In Context: For Educators to drive  student learning outcomes.


    The pandemic resulted in teachers having to stretch, grow, and teach in ways they had never done before. For students to succeed in this or any other learning model, teachers have to be successful first. Schools and districts that had the technology ecosystem to support digital learning tools were able to transition their technology quickly from in-person support to remote learning. Even if teachers understood how to use databases for research projects, most were not aware of how to use them as a supplemental resource to support daily instruction. 

    Gain a better understanding of how teachers can effectively use databases, with insights shared from educators who are using Gale In Context: For Educators to collect, organize, customize, and share classroom instructional materials.

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    As schools consider additional ways to integrate virtual learning, educators are looking to student databases for help. Educational databases offer students equitable and personalized opportunities to learn and grow while giving teachers access to quality resources that supplement and enhance instruction across the K-12 continuum. Gain a better understanding of how students and teachers can effectively use databases, like Gale In Context, by reviewing the findings from a year-long study conducted by Gale and Project Tomorrow. The study assessed the benefits of using educational databases and their impact on student outcomes.

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    Recognizing the importance of instruction, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provides federal funding to primary and secondary education, with funds specifically authorized for professional development, instructional materials, and supporting educational programs.

    As districts develop strategic plans around the best options for these funds, they should think both short and long term. The funding is significant enough, and available over two or three fiscal years, which means that it could be part of a long-term strategy that incorporates innovative teaching and learning solutions that are efficient and effective.

    Understanding the challenges educators face today, the need for on-demand training and support has never been greater. Maximize your district’s ARP ESSER funds with Gale’s K-12 educational resources that provide competency-based instruction, recover unfinished learning, support social and emotional learning (SEL), and more.

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Find Everyday Support with Gale In Context: For Educators

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Look Inside

Discover class activities and exclusive database lesson plans for K-12 students that target core curricular topics and are aligned with national and state standards. Look inside to see what else Gale In Context: For Educators offers:

Discover curriculum-aligned instructional content by state or national standard, or grade level and course subject.

Browse curated texts, multimedia resources, and learning activities aligned to units and topics within course curriculum.

Personalize resources by adding instructor notes and annotations, and then share with students and colleagues using LMS, Google, or Microsoft tools.

Create curated content sets, add external links, and use tools to organize assignments for virtual or in-person learning.

Fueled By Gale In Context Student Databases

Gale In Context student databases meet the needs of today’s learners with a user-friendly, mobile-responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, topical databases seamlessly integrate trusted content with curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects, including BiographyCanadaEnvironmental Studies, Global IssuesOpposing ViewpointsScienceU.S. History, and World HistoryGale In Context: For Educators is also powered by Gale In Context: Elementary, Gale In Context: Middle School and Gale In Context: High School resources.


Platform Features & Tools

Curriculum Alignment

Support curriculum with instructional materials, lesson plans, and classroom activities aligned to national and state standards. 

Collaboration Tools

Create personal content sets for organizing classroom materials to share with students and colleagues via LMS or Google Classroom. 

Customization Tools

Leverage the document tool panel to customize the content and build content components into lessons or artifacts for class.