The California K-12 Online Content Project is a joint program between the California State Library and the Riverside County Office of Education aimed at improving learning environments through digital resources. The project provides teachers, school librarians and students with a variety of information and digital tools, including: magazines, books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos, educational tools, etc., all aligned to California educational standards and student data privacy laws. Gale is the fourth supplier to join the project.
“This investment in California future is part of Governor Newsom’s ongoing work to close the opportunity gap, ensuring that all Californians, regardless of circumstance, are connected to the tools they need to succeed,” said state of california Librarian, Greg Lucas.
Gale’s STEAM resources include:
Using geo-authentication, Californians can access Gale’s STEAM resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device without using a library card or password. This allows users to seamlessly access authoritative content from Gale, eliminating barriers to accessing resources. Additionally, resources include integrated workflow tools from Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools, as well as language translations, downloadable audio files, and easy ways to share and save content. Resources can also be integrated into aligned district and school learning management systems in accordance with California law relating to the confidentiality of student data.
“Libraries play a critical role in making knowledge accessible to enable learning and enrich lives,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager of Gale. “California State Library’s K-12 Content Project is a game-changer for students and educators across the state, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of helping the library deliver to learners.”
For more information and to access Gale’s STEAM resources, visit California K-12 Online Content Project Web page.
About Cengage Group and Gale
Cengage Group, an educational technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, is advancing the way students learn through quality digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language education and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, part of the Cengage Group, provides libraries with original, curated content and the modern research tools and technologies that are essential for connecting libraries to learning and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to foster the discovery of knowledge and ideas – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees worldwide with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.
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About the California State Library
Founded in 1850, the California State Library has an extensive collection of material about the state’s rich history, ranging from books, maps, miners’ logs, newspapers, and periodicals to photographs, paintings, and posters. The State Library also holds federal and state publications, houses the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and Braille and Talking Books Library, and serves as the primary state agency for services related to the library across the country. California, including the K-12 Online Content Project. For more information, please visit https://www.library.ca.gov/.
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