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2013
Cerebellum Receives Home School Award For 'Kelso's Choice'

2012
New 'Kelso's Choice' Grants
Navajo County Drug Project Receives Grant From Cerebellum
'Kelso's In Action' DVD Wind Two Omni Awards
New 'Daily Planet' Series
New 'Guidance Systems' Series

2011
New '4th Edition Kelso's Choice Conflict Management' Curriculum
Exclusive Distribution of Two Award-Winning Science Series
Discovery Education and Cerebellum Expand Partnership
Cerebellum Supports Non-Profit's Mission to Aid Haiti

2010
Exclusive Distributor of Defined Learning DVD Library
New 'Lesson Booster' Titles
New 'Teaching Systems' Advanced Placement Test Prep DVDs
Cerebellum Purchases Goldhil Media's 2,000 Plus DVD Titles

2009
Interview with Cerebellum President, James Rena
New 'Teaching Systems' Titles

1997
College Course Videos Use Humorous Approach

Articles
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Reviews

**** | Highly recommended | Editor’s Choice

Video Librarian September/October 2013

Teaching Systems Earth Science Super Pack

(2012) 9 discs. 208 min. DVD: $359.98 (digital workbook included). Cerebellum Corporation. PPR. ISBN: 978-1-61867-300-8.

Designed for middle-school/junior-high-aged audiences, this lively addition to the acclaimed Standard Deviants teaching systems series opens with a hilarious bit, as a cartoon planet barfs up magma…and lots of facts. The first program, “Earth’s place in the Universe,” touches on numerous topics, including the Big Bang theory, the speed of light, different types of galaxies, the life cycles of stars, the formation of our solar system, and a “word on Pluto” about the redefinition of the former planet. Featuring a dramatization of Newton’s a-ha moment with a falling apple, this initial installment also looks at the changing seasons, ocean tides, and latitude and longitude – employing peppy, instructive vignettes (featuring a comedic cast), combined with animation, puppets, and imaginative analogies that will help viewers draw connections to key ideas and terms. Also including the programs “investigating Earth’s Past,” “Restless Earth,” “Mountains, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes,” “Earth’s Changing Surface,” “Energetic Earth,” “Atmosphere and Oceans,” and “Earth Systems” – all available separately for $49.98 each – this set features a bonus disc with a digital workbook for the complete series. Aud: I, J, P. ( J. Williams-Wood)

***1/2

Video Librarian March/April 2011 (Volume 26, Issue 2)
Teaching Systems Biology: Human Physiology & Immune Response
(2010) 23 min. DVD: $49.95. Cerebellum Corporation. PPR. ISBN: 1-59443-228-7.
Displaying the fast-paced and friendly Cerebellum instructing style, a dynamic and diverse team of teen hosts take viewers on a tour of the human body in this volume from the Biology series. Human Physiology & Immune Response covers each of the six major body systems: nervous, endocrine, digestive, excretory, musculoskeletal, and immune, with each system’s particular structure, functions, and processes discussed in detail, using plenty of interesting graphics and humor. Key words always appear onscreen and are introduced in context, while complex processes are clearly explained without dumbing-down the facts, along the way employing plenty of real-world examples. Other titles in this series include Molecules & Cells, Heredity & Inheritance, Molecular Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Organisms & Populations, and Ecology. Highly recommended. Aud: H, P. (E. Gieschen)


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“Extremely ambitious…Skits and dramatic sketches, cartoons, historical documents and more are used in a way that tells you everything about the subject…It’s a lively show with a lot of information.”
– Today Show

“Instead of using books or lecturing, the cast cracks jokes and perform skits in order to explain the lessons in an interesting and creative way.”
– Miami Herald