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Year of Literacy

The Public Education Department has declared the 2021-2022 school year to be the Year of Literacy across New Mexico. Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, who takes over as Public Education secretary-designate on Aug. 20, proposed the Year of Literacy as a way to engage all New Mexicans in the single skill that is most essential to unlocking education. The Year of Literacy will include participatory events, beginning with a “#GetCaughtReading campaign. To participate:

  • Families: Take a picture of your child reading independently or with other family members and send it, along with a caption, to family.engagement@state.nm.us
  • Teachers: Take a picture of how you are promoting reading in your classroom and send it, along with a caption, to teacher.liaison@state.nm.us.
  • Superintendents and School Leaders: Take a picture of how your district staff is promoting reading throughout your offices and schools, and send it, along with a caption, to judy.robinson@state.nm.us.
  • Businesses: Take a picture of how your business is promoting reading or access to quality books and materials and send it, along with a caption, to community.engagement@state.nm.us.

Resources

Destiny Online Catalog

Destiny Online Catalog logo

Access online catalog of available books and ebooks.

How do I access free ebooks?

  1. Download the free DESTINY DISCOVER APP from Google Play or the App Store onto your phone or tablet.
  2. Log into the app using your GMCS district username and password.  

OR

  1. Click on the DESTINY ONLINE CATALOG ICON at the top of this page to open DESTINY in your web browser.
  2. Click on your SCHOOL NAME and choose the CATALOG TAB. 
  3. Select DESTINY DISCOVER from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. 
  4. Click on LOGIN on the top right hand corner of the screen.
  5.  LOGIN using your district username and password.

Elementary Online Resources

Britannica School Edition

This online encyclopedia is a great starting point for research and includes images and multi-media resources for use in presentations.  

USERNAME: gallup
PASSWORD: mckinley

Britannica Escholar

The same great encyclopedia written en Español!

USERNAME: gallup
PASSWORD: mckinley 

Kids InfoBits

An excellent research database designed specifically for students in grades K-5.

PASSWORD: gallup


Elementary Curriculum Resources

Newsela

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.

Tumblebooks Library

Tumblebooks is an online library containing unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books and graphic novels.

USERNAME: gmcsPASSWORD: books 

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a suite of online assessment and practice tools for reading and math including: Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR Reading and STAR Math


Middle & High School Online Research Resources

Britannica School Edition

This online encyclopedia is a great starting point for research and includes an extensive library of images and multi-media resources for use in presentations.

USERNAME: gallup
PASSWORD: mckinley

Britannica Escholar

The same great encyclopedia written en Español!

USERNAME: gallup
PASSWORD: mckinley

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database presents evidence that supports both sides of the argument on a host of issues. More than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and 19,000+ reference articles are included.

PASSWORD: gallup

Gale in Context – High School

This knowledge portal offers an authoritative selection of overviews, primary sources, videos, images, and more. Excellent for expanding your research beyond the basics.

PASSWORD: gallup

Gale in Context – Middle School

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Gale In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.  

PASSWORD: gallup

American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through videos, slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

USERNAME: gmcs
PASSWORD: gallup

Gale Cengage Learning

This is a collection of specialized databases on specific topics including: Chilton car repair, agriculture, business, science, criminal justice, culinary arts, health, law, pop culture, history and more!

PASSWORD: gallup

Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

PASSWORD: gallup


Middle & High School Curriculum Resources

Newsela

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Comprehensive tools and resources for college and career planning. 

Brainfuse Help Now

Live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2pm – 11pm, and includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including ASVAB, PSAT, ACT and SAT test prep. 

Khan Academy

Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.

Edgenuity

On-line courses used in blended and computer based learning. 

Brainfuse Job Now

Career resources, resume and interview help.

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a suite of online assessment and practice tools for reading and math including: Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR Reading and STAR Math

National Geographic

The National Geographic Education Resource Library contains photos, videos and articles addressing a variety of science, geography and history topics. 

Apex Learning

Comprehensive digital curriculum for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies.


Other Libraries

Professional Resources