Gale Launches New SEL and Career Readiness Platform to Prepare Students for Life After Graduation

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., October 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — large windsubsidiary of the Cengage group, today announces the launch of Gale Presents: Imago, an online social and emotional learning (SEL) and career readiness platform available for K-12 schools. In partnership with IMAGO, offering enables schools to infuse video-based SEL content into grades 5-12 curriculum to enhance students’ emotional intelligence in the classroom to help them thrive in their lives and their career after graduation. Now school districts can provide an engaging curriculum to support students’ social and emotional development and the development of soft skills needed for 21st century careers. Lily Gale’s blog about the IMAGO platform.

As students embark on a career, social-emotional skills continue to play a vital role. A CareerBuilder survey found that 71% of employers value emotional intelligence over IQ. Gale Presents: Imago will help schools evolve to help students develop these essential skills and explore new paths that match their interests and abilities to achieve their career goals.

“We chose to partner with IMAGO because their solution addresses a need expressed by our customers for video-based career readiness and SEL courses,” said Shawn Clark, senior vice president of domestic learning at Gale. “This partnership allows us to change the way students think and behave, which will help them better understand their future options and immediately apply the skills they have learned, with more motivation to learn.”

Gale Presents: Imago offers digital courses in three critical areas: SEL, career readiness, and soft skills. The program includes short snippets of videos and study guides designed to promote conversation, making it an engaging platform for students. Its video-based curriculum can be easily integrated into any subject to educate, entertain and engage students while helping them unlock their full potential. Plus, teachers act as facilitators and don’t have to plan a lesson for every topic, reducing curriculum fatigue and preparation time.

“Investing in the IMAGO the platform has been a win-win for our district: engagement and attendance numbers are up, and teachers and students are finding value in the content,” said Snehal Bhaktaadministrator of vocational and technical education at Clark County school district of Vegas. NV. “The content is accessible and easy to use and really gives students a starting point to develop their skills so they can succeed after high school, whether they go on to college or enter the workforce directly. I am confident in recommending this solution to any school district looking for a flexible option to prepare students for future success.”

Key features and capabilities include:

  • Self-study courses or teacher/student-led courses. Both can be delivered in person or remotely.
  • Turnkey course. Each SEL lesson comes with facilitator guides with activities, questions to anticipate, and additional content to facilitate a lesson.
  • Committed and entertaining. Lessons are video-based, designed for the Snapchat Company and are designed to encourage and facilitate conversation.
  • Over 225 research-based digital lessons covering career exploration, life skills (eye contact, body language, etc.), job skills and SEL.
  • Family Wellness Course which are free to the public on topics such as anger, loneliness and dealing with grief.
  • Accessible 24/7 on any device everywhere.

The courses available in Gale Presents: Imago also help schools foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. For example, lessons about empathy, adaptability, and diverse perspectives help students develop the social awareness and relationship skills they need to be part of a diverse school community that fosters belonging and belonging. acceptance by all.

“Our mission is to integrate social and emotional learning into all aspects of the human experience to equip students with the skills and knowledge essential for workforce readiness, success and beyond. “, said spencer wallace, head of growth at IMAGO. “We care about this because we believe that engaged and fulfilled human beings are better prepared to meet the complex challenges of today’s world. Gale shares our vision and we are thrilled to partner with them to help students succeed. »

For more information or to request a demo at Gale Presents: Imagogo to: https://www.gale.com/elearning/imago.

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 IMAGO
Founded in 2011, IMAGO is a social and emotional learning (SEL) platform whose mission is to prepare students with the skills and knowledge essential for preparation and success in the job market and beyond. To achieve this, they offer self-explanatory online video programs for learners and augmented professional development workshops for educators.

They have designed and produced over 200 multimedia digital lessons covering career exploration, workforce preparation and SEL. They partner with more than 100 school districts and are available to approximately 500,000 learners nationwide. For more information, please visit https://weareimago.com/.

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