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Last Updated: April 26, 2024

Discover CTE (Career Technical Education) Content Within Your Gale In Context Resources

The Gale In Context collection provides vast amount of content within key CTE subjects to enhance teaching and learning. In this session we will provide a comprehensive overview of the CTE content available within Gale In Context, showcasing its relevance and value for career-focused learning. Educators, librarians, or school leadership looking to enhance CTE curriculum or provide students with valuable career insights will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage Gale In Context for a successful CTE journey.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Hello and welcome everyone today. We're going

to talk about how you can support your CTE

classes or career technical education

classes with your Gale in Context

resources. My name is Amber Winters

and I am a senior training consultant here

with Gale

today. First, we're going to take a look at our Gale in

Context resources and I'll suggest

a few that you may want to take a look at as

you're guiding your teachers and your students to


we'll then talk quickly about Gale's

role within the CTE learning

environment. So how exactly

we can support your curriculum and what our aims

are within our resources?

Then we're going to dive right into a couple of our different

resources. Today, we're going to take a look at Gale In Context: High School

and Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

to take a look at

some different workflows your students can use to

find the content that they need.

And of course, at the end of the session, we will have

time for any questions that I wasn't able to

answer as we move along today and

some wrap up contact information.

Again, if you do have questions as

we move through the session. Don't feel like you need to wait

until the end. Go ahead and put them into the Q

and A. If it gets back up, backed

up, I'll wait until the end to answer them. But I'm going to try

to answer as we move along through

the session today.

So first, let's talk about the Gale in

Context Suite. Now, I will mention here that

these are at each individual resources.

So your library or your school

may have access to a different collection

than, than what would you see on the screen and the screen.

Now is everything within the in context

suite. But I do want to point out a few resources

that may come in handy as you're starting to do your own

research and figure out what you want to

share out with your learning community.

The first are going to be our cross curricular resources.

So those are gal in context, elementary, middle

school and high school.

And these really give a nice foundation

for whatever your students are planning on learning

about. So if they're interested

in something in the science field

or maybe in business or in,

you know, the arts, this is a nice

place to have them start, they'll get kind of a broad

view of the information

that's available and they can move forward from there

if they're more interested, say in

um maybe politics or something like

that they may be interested in our current events,

resource resources which are gal in context,

opposing viewpoints and gil in context global

issues. These are also great

for users who are trying to understand some of the

issues that are surrounding whatever career choice

they're interested in. Maybe it's entering

the military. If they want to get into,

you know, technology, maybe they want to learn a bit more

about A I, they wanna work with A I. once

they graduate,

they can take a look at our current

events, resources and find things that come in handy

there, our science resources

are also going to be helpful. So if you have,

you know, stem students who are really interested in

going into medicine maybe or

and going into something related to the environment,

maybe working

with animals or something like that. Our two

science resources gale in context, science and

gale in context environmental studies can

certainly help them with that as well.

And of course, our other resources are certainly going

to come in handy for them, but those are a few I wanted to

point out for you. So as you're looking at your

collection, if you do have access to those,

you may want to dive in and forward that information

along to your students.

Now, let's talk about Gail's role within

the CTE learning environment.

So our goal is really to provide first

off background information on career

planning current trends within

careers, current technologies and issues,

focus on all of the 16 career clusters.

So within this resource, you're not necessarily

going to find,

you know, an outline of a career with predicted

salary, with number of individuals

within that career. The predicted growth,

what you're going to get is background knowledge

about those careers. So you're going to see

reference materials that are going to talk maybe

a little bit about

excuse me, what a specific

career path does or things like that, you're

also going to find news and magazines. So

your users are going to kind of see

what's going on in the real world related

to whatever career they're interested in.

They're also going to find some great multimedia content

and statistics and things like that.

So it's going to be really helpful for users who

may struggle with the reading if they prefer

to get their information in other ways. We've got great

podcasts available and

we do have industry publications as well, like

things like business publications. So

if you have students looking for that sort of information,

if they really want to see what's being talked about in

their industry of interest,

they'll find that within our resource and they can utilize

that for whatever project they're working

on or just for general learning. If they're just


we also provide some really great financial

literacy information. I know this isn't

directly related to career and technological

education. But it's something that I want to bring

your attention because it's a very closely related,

as your students start to kind

of gain interest in different careers. Of course,

they want to know the financial outlooks of

those careers. You know,

they want to know how minimum wage,

works throughout society. They want

to see what minimum wage can do as they start

to live. They want to kind of figure out

if they're going to be buying houses,

if they're preparing for retirement, if they

want to learn about health insurance, all of these

things, of course, are going to be directly related to the

careers they choose. So we've included

that information especially within

our core cross curricular

resources. So Gale In Context

elementary, middle school and high school, they'll

get a lot of that information

to kind of reinforce where they need to be with

their careers and what they need to do to get there.

In addition, one kind of final role, I think

we do a really nice job of playing is providing

a huge collection of biographies for

your students. So if they're looking

for role models with role models within these

categories and these career clusters,

they can use all of our resources. We have biographies

and all of our resources to find

individuals that can inspire them, that

they can learn from individual individuals who are

like them.

Excuse me.

Um So they'll be able to go through and find

individuals and not only just see them and

understand how they're really impacting the

world but also read through their history,

you know, what did they have to do to get where they are? What

sort of schooling did they need if they you

know, had additional school after high school,

if they didn't take

a traditional career path through college, what

sort of things that they do to get to where they are

within their career

choice. So this is a really

nice way to find that information

to make sure your students are motivated and

that they see themselves in whatever career they're interested

in. Now,

let's just dive right in and take a look at the resources

and we'll take a look at some of the workflows we can use to

find content.

Before I do, I've not seen any questions

pop up, but I will just pause here. Does

anyone have any questions just about the basics

of the gal and context resources?

OK. I don't see any, not a problem.

We'll go ahead and get going here. So as

I mentioned, at the very beginning of the session, we're gonna take

a look at two resources today. First,

we're going to take a quick look at Gill and context

high school and then we'll take a look at Gill and

context opposing viewpoints

and you'll notice both of the resources have

near identical platforms, of

course, the topics and the content

changes, but the platforms stay consistent

throughout the full in context suites

except for gel in context elementary, which has made

a little bit easier for young students. But

as go through if you only have access right

now to gel and context middle school, this

is still going to be completely applicable applicable

to you. This is still going to help your students

find content. So I do suggest even

if you don't have access to gel and context high school,

stick on the line, you're still going to see the workflows

that are going to be beneficial for you.

So we're right here on the home page within Galen context

high School. This is what your students are going to see.

immediately upon sign in

what I want to go through today while we're here is

our different topic pages and

our kind of topic organization, it's

going to come in really handy for your students

who are maybe looking for information, but they

don't know exactly what they're looking for. This

is a really nice place to get them started.

So scrolling very at the very bottom

of the home page, you'll see we've got different

topic kind of categories

available here.

A few of them are going to be really beneficial

for CTE learning, things

like business and economics, government.

If they're planning on maybe going into politics

or something like that. A full science

and health section.

Sports here, literature and arts as

well. So this is a nice place for them to get

started here if they kind of know

maybe what career they want to take a look at, but don't know what

to search

and they want to make sure they're right

in the right in context, resource. This is

a nice place for them to go and they can click

into any of these sections. So maybe you wanna look

at business and economics today

and they're going to be taken one step lower here

to these different topic pages. You'll see

a lot of these topic pages are about

specific topics like agriculture.

So if we have farmers on the line may

maybe want to start an urban farm or something like that.

We have information on that,

but we also have information on individuals

and you'll see different companies here

as well. So if they're planning on,

you know, go into space, they really want to learn

about spacex. You'll see, they've got a topic page

here where we've curated all of our content

related to SpaceX and they could really kind of

dive in and take a look.

So scrolling down to here, you see, we have quite a few different

options under business

and economics, but they can also change

that at any time using this topics drop

down. So maybe they're actually interested in

science and health. Let's say

they can click over here into science and health and kind of

move forward there. So maybe they're interested

in engineering. We've got a full topic page here

so they can take a look at current events

around engineering background on engineering,

famous engineers, all that good stuff.

But let's go back. Let's stick here with business

and economics because that is a pretty big

um category.

So scrolling down, I'm going to click into the film

industry. I think that's a, a fun

option that I'm sure a lot of your students

are currently looking at. Of course,

I know a lot are moving over to influencing, but

today we're gonna stick with film in industry

because it's a pretty broad

set of careers, of course, acting

as well as you know, the technical side of

the film industry.

So let's take a look. Now, this

is a topic page here and what we do with our topic

pages is we kind of curate all

of the content related to that topic

on one easy to read page. So you'll

see at the top here. I've got a nice overview

about the film industry. I could read more

here. It's going

to give me some background knowledge.

What I love is a lot of these articles scroll

back up here, have these critical thinking

questions. So not only are your students

just reading about whatever career they're

interested in? We're prompting them

to think about what they're reading so to dive

a little bit deeper,

jumping back here to the topic page

as I start to scroll down, you'll see all of the different

content types I have available related to

my topic. So this is going to

really kind of get your students engaged because

not only are they going to see, you know, the expected

reference works and academic journals

and things like that.

But this is where they'll be able to click into

audio files. So they'll see a lot of different podcasts,

they can take a look at magazines and news.

So again, they'll find a lot of industry publications

that may be interesting to them, as well

as more general publications

within these options as well. You'll see some even

have primary sources depending on

the topic also

images here.

And from here, they can start to kind of scroll down,

take a look at what's available again,

you'll see, we have our videos pulled up here

so they can easily click into the videos. If they like,

they'll be able to click and take a look at whatever

interests them the most.

They can jump back to the topic page here.

Oops, scrolling down.

Let me scroll back up here

and you see, they can choose right here. They can choose to take

a look at magazines or news or critical


and then at the very bottom of any topic

page, we're going to have related topics

here. So you'll see this relates to Disney,

of course, Walt Disney here

as well. So that's going to be his individual

topic page. So will have biographies on him,

things like that

and musical theater listed here as well because of course,

that's a an extension of the film


But let's click into one of these articles here because

I want to show you some of the different

tools we have that are going to help your users kind

of organize their learning and their research.

I'm just gonna click into this top one

here. So the female gaze through camera lens,

the African woman making waves in

the film industry.

So when I click into this here, you'll see.

I have quite a bit of information right on this page.

So first I have this nice explore

panels here on this right hand

side. So I can find more articles

like this one. If I want to, if there

are any documents, I'll see them here.

And I also have related subjects so

I can go through and kind of read through this,

learn more about whatever topic I'm

taking a look at. I can also

save this information by sending

it over to a drive, either Google

or Microsoft Onedrive. I can email

it to myself. I can also

download or print this. So if this is something

I want to keep and hold on to, I maybe want to dig

in a little bit deeper. Later on,

I can use any of these tools to do that.

If I'm using this article for a project

that I'm doing or an activity,

I also have the option to cite this using

my little C button right up top here

and we have citations for everything. So

if your students find a video, they want to share

with you or with their colleagues or, and

their colleagues or their peers an

image they want to use, they'll be able

to get the citation and paste that wherever

they need to need it to go. You'll see. We have Mlaap

A Chicago and Harvard versions here.

And they can also highlight this information.

So if they find particular paragraphs

that are interesting to them,

they can click and drag and save though. So they can really kind

of talk to this text and mark it up

and save it for later. And if they do take

highlights, just know it's session based.

So once they sign off the session, all of that

will disappear. So they want

to get this document out of the platform if they do

decide to annotate, so they can send

it over to the drives, download or print any

of those will hold on to the highlights for them.

We've also got some really great accessibility

tools that are going to be helpful for your students

who may be struggling readers or just learning


You see, we have a few different options

listed here under the title. The first one is our translate


And you see, I have the option to translate my article

into quite a few different languages.

And I also have the option to set an interface

language and that's going to turn all

of the tools and all of the buttons to

whatever language I choose here.

I could also increase or decrease the font size

to make this a little bit easier to read.

Right next to that, I have some more detailed display


So in addition to changing the font size, I can

change the color of the background that I'm reading,

I can change the font type itself.

You'll see, we actually have a dyslexia font available

for dyslexic students who prefer that

we can also change the line letter and word spacing.

So we're really trying to make this as accessible

as possible even for your struggling

reader students. So they'll be able to choose which

settings they want to change it to

and they'll be able to read through.

I'm going to go back to my default though

and right next to my display options. I also

have a listen tool. We're not going to listen

today because I'm not sharing my audio or my

get my audio with you but

when they hit this listen tool, I will read through the full

article for them. They can choose a speed.

They want to using our little settings button here

and they can also choose if they want what's being

read highlighted. again,

if they have trouble reading and they just need this

read to them, they'll be able to do that and

it actually reads to them in whatever language

the article is translated it to. So

if you have students who need Spanish

language, texts, they could translate

to Spanish. And then if they still want it

to be read to them as opposed to them reading it, they'll

just hit play and it will read to them

in Spanish.

Now, I also want to show you how our advanced

search works, but I'm going to actually

do that within gal in context, opposing viewpoints

so we can get a look at another resource.

While I switch over again, I've not seen any

questions, but I do wanna make sure I answer

all of them. So does anyone have any questions

about just the topic page workflow or

about our document tools?

No. OK.

Not a problem. So again, I wanna show

our advanced search I will mention here

on G and context opposing viewpoints again,

scrolling down. It looks the exact same as Gill

and context High School, of course, with some different


When we're talking about CTE we have

a few different things. You may want to take a look at. We do

have a business and economics. Section

here as well. We have a health and medicine

that is actually separate from science and technology.

So we have both options.

We also have a lot of politics here

in our society and culture section is also

going to be pretty important for

career and technical learning. It's going to

provide information like,

you know, um

workers rights, things like that, labor

laws, they'll be able to find that under society

and culture here. So that's one section. You may want

to keep in mind if you are using gale

and context opposing viewpoints.

But let's take a look here at my advanced search

is found right here under basic search

because this is going to be really helpful if your

users are looking for a specific document

type, maybe not a specific top topic,

but a specific document type here.

You see, I can actually scroll down

and narrow it down based on a content

type. So today,

I'm actually going to search for military. Of course, the

military is a, a very popular

career pathway that a lot of students are interested

in. So

I'm going to pop that into my advanced search

and I'm going to narrow down just to

my infographics and my statistics

here. So if your students are

interested in going into the military, but maybe they want

to learn a little bit more about,

you know, um

the statistics around the number of people

within the military, maybe the number of casualties

compared to the full population of individuals

in the military.

Um the

percentage of women in the military, if

they're looking for statistics and of course, that's not just

the military that could be for um any

career path.

they can choose just infographics and

statistics and they can run their search

now and

I will quickly kind of point out the difference between

infographics and statistics. So

as an infographic is

interactive, so your students will be able

to hover over parts of the graph

to understand what that piece of information

is telling them. Statistics are going to

be static. So they're still providing

that statistical information,

but your students will be able to kind of

um manipulate it.

So let's click into my infographics

now while I'm scrolling down here, you'll see, we have quite

a few different um bits of information

that your students can look at. So

again, if they're interested in maybe the proportions of

women and men serving in the military, they can

take a look at that all the way up to 2022

scrolling down, you'll see military spending

in the US. That's of course something that students

most like you want to know if our military

is increasing in size

and spending or if it's decrease in size in

size and spending,

we do have us military casualties

here as well. So quite a bit of

different information that students can

kind of take a look at, let's click into

this one. That's kind of towards the top here.

Proportions of women and men serving in the US


Take just a quick second here. Um

So again, this is an interactive infographic

for your students. So they can actually hover over

these different bars and it's

going to tell them what this different statistic


And you'll see, we have a list for total number

as well as a percentage of individuals

in the military. So you'll see I could navigate

between that and get two different numbers here

scrolling down. You'll actually see there are


a few other graphs down here below as well.

So I can hover over these to get a better understanding

of the specific bit of information.

So these statistics come in really handy

if you're trying to help your students understand,

you know, what's going on in their career.

We also have some great statistics around

things like technology. So if you have

individuals wanting to go into tech careers,

they may want to take a look at those, you

know, learn what trends are going on. You

know, everyone's kind of pushing towards A I,

excuse me.

So that's a nice place that you can send them to

kind of get some statistics on A I and how

those careers are kind of developing.

We've got a quick question here. Um Would you say there's

a kind of lib guide that is specifically

career focused for career browsing.

Um So we don't, we're not set up quite like

that. So the goal of these resources and not

necessarily to provide like um

career profiles or things like that.

We're here for the supplemental information for

the statistics surrounding a career,

for the current events

happening around a career for the current technologies

being built. So we're more focused

on providing that kind of

supplemental information as opposed to

a standard, you know, industry profile

where we're giving

salary ranges and numbers

of individuals working in, you know, say Michigan

in that career.

And I will say we do have some career topic pages

that you'll find. Again, they won't be career

profiles necessarily.

but they will outline the history

of a career, the current events around

that career. Um They'll pull forward biographies

about key individuals in different careers. So

you will find those on certain industries

like engineering has one things like that.

Um But again,

we're focused kind of on that supplemental that supporting

content to provide some context for your

students around their career choices.

Now, just to end our session here,

um I do have some contact information.

So again, if you have additional questions

for me or want to reach out about the support site,

my name is Amber Winters and it's just

[email protected]

If you want to talk a little more specifically

about how you can integrate your resources

in your lessons. So specific for your learning

community, as opposed to just the general that we

went over today,

reach out to your Gale Customer Success Manager.

If you haven't spoken to them

yet or you don't know who it is, just send an email


and we'll forward you to the correct

person and you can schedule with them and kind of

uh work out how you

can use this specifically with your students and

with your teachers.

If you want to talk about accessing an in context

resource that you don't currently have access to,

you can reach out to your sales consultant. If you

don't know who that is, you can go to

and we'll direct you to the correct individual

once you put in your

your site information.

Again, our support site is

You'll find recorded webinars,

tutorials, tip sheets, lesson

plans, training slide

decks. If you're planning on training your teacher, the list

goes on and on, but you'll find all of that on our support


And I do also want to include our technical

support here. So if you're planning on

maybe integrating with an LMS and want

to get that set up or if you just have some sort

of tech question for us, uh you can

reach out to our technical support at

[email protected]

and they'd be happy to help you with

any tech questions

you have.

And we've got about four minutes here and again,

I don't see any questions come in, but

I do wanna make sure I get any answers. So if

you do have questions, go ahead and pop

them into the Q and A and I'll stay on just for

a few minutes. If you don't have questions,

please feel free to hop off. I do appreciate

you for being on the line. Hopefully we'll

see you in future sessions and please

everyone who's hopping off. Enjoy the rest of your

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