FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cerebellum Corporation Delivers Online Learning with ‘Standard Deviants Accelerate’
New online platform uses exclusive video, audio and written content to save teachers time
San Francisco, CA – June 28, 2010 – Cerebellum Corporation, the producer and distributor of the award-winning Standard Deviants videos, announces that they are taking their methodology, and humorous video approach, to the web with Standard Deviants Accelerate. Standard Deviants Accelerate is easy-to use supplemental instruction that is designed to teach students core curriculum subjects, while saving educators time with pre-loaded student activities. The first two subjects available are algebra and biology.
Based on the Common Core and state standards, Standard Deviants Accelerate can assess students and identify weaknesses in the subject areas. Then students work through comprehensive lessons that provide both one-on-one and large-group instruction and activities. Standard Deviants Accelerate provides a Response to Intervention (RtI) model and differentiated instruction to help students who are having difficulty with a topic. Using the program, students absorb subject matter visually through video segments, answer questions during follow-up activities and receive feedback at various phases of the course. Progress charts, vector wheels and editable grading rubrics are available to teachers, students, administrators and parents to track student progress.
Built on the concept that “Learning is Anything but Standard,” Standard Deviants has been using comedy and off-beat instruction to teach difficult core curriculum subjects for twenty years. “After meeting with numerous teachers, administrators and curriculum directors to understand the gaps in current resources, we realized that we needed to take our program online to create an environment that meets educators’ needs and teaches students using the same proven and long-standing Standard Deviants philosophy,” said James Rena, president of Cerebellum Corporation. “Standard Deviants Accelerate is an easy-to-implement supplemental resource that saves teachers time while providing complete course content.”
Scheduled for an initial two-subject release of high school algebra and biology this August, Standard Deviants Accelerate will have seven more subjects available by end of the year. Standard Deviants Accelerate provides unique log-ins for teachers, students and administrators. Students have the ability to access content and assignments anytime and anywhere. Other features include video programming with scrolling transcripts, instant messaging between teacher and student, Common Core correlation charts, teacher grade books, reporting tools and red flag alerts.
To learn more about Standard Deviants Accelerate, visit www.cerebellum.com.
Cerebellum distributes and produces topic-based educational videos for students of all grade levels. Since 1992, Cerebellum has been a leader in the educational market, producing hundreds of hours of educational media. In 18 years, Cerebellum has received recognition for its high-quality content: garnered 23 Telly Awards, the 2010 and 2011 Parents Choice “Recommended” Award, and the respect and recommendation of thousands of teachers, professors and education professionals.
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