And the Award Goes To…

…Kelso’s Choice!!! Kelso received the prestigious Omni Award for his conflict management DVD. “Kelso in Action” in two categories: Educational Video and Children’s Video. And the timing couldn’t be more appropriate with the Oscar’s occurring just last night. Watch out Scorsese! Kelso has his eye on the prize!

eSchool News highlighted Kelso’s win in the article, “Cerebellum Corp.’s ‘Kelso in Action’ DVD Wins Two Omni Awards” article. Read on:

Cerebellum Corp.’s ‘Kelso in Action’ DVD Wins Two Omni Awards

Elementary conflict management DVD recognized for its outstanding standard of excellence

San Francisco, CA—February 23, 2012— Cerebellum Corporation, the producer and distributor of the Standard Deviants videos, was recently honored with two 2011 Omni Awards for the “Kelso In Action” DVD in the Educational Video and Children’s Video categories. The DVD is part of the Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Curriculum and helps aid in the emotional and social growth of elementary students while acting as a bullying preventative tool.

For more than 20 years, the Kelso’s Choice program has empowered students to make positive choices and today it is a recommended resource among elementary guidance counselors. Led by Kelso, a child-friendly frog that teaches students mediation skills by presenting nine easy-to-recall ways they can resolve minor conflicts. Using the DVD, students are able to determine the difference between problems they can handle on their own and problems that require an adult’s help.

The “Kelso In Action” DVD and Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Curriculum kit operate on the core concept that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Both resources are divided by grade levels to address the developmental difference of lower and upper elementary students.

“We have worked closely with the authors of Kelso’s Choice to develop the latest “Kelso In Action” DVD which was launched just last year. During the two-year development process, our team used their comprehensive understanding of what both educators and students needed in a conflict management tool,” said James Rena, President of Cerebellum Corporation. “It is a great honor to be recognized for our efforts and this award further encourages us to provide the highest quality guidance materials.”

The Omni Awards exist to recognize outstanding media productions that engage, empower and enlighten in the fields of Film and Video, Animation and Effects, and Website Design. The award carries with it the distinction of being chosen by professionals in the field using a rigorous judging process patterned after the Emmy Awards. The Omni is a nationally-recognized award that is only given to those who exemplify the highest standards of quality.

Pricing and Availability
The “Kelso In Action” DVD sells for $89.98. The Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Curriculum (4th Edition) sells for $399.98 and includes a leader’s guide with lesson plans, the “Kelso In Action” DVD, a storybook, hand puppets and poster sets. Additional kits include The Kelso Booster Curriculum Kit ($149.98) which includes a “Putting Kelso into Play” DVD with additional scenarios, “The Choice is Right” card game and new teacher’s guide and lesson plans and The Kelso Counselor Activities Toolbox ($149.98) that includes a DVD with additional scenarios, a full-color “Willow Pond Storybook,” a workbook of activities, crafts, parents’ letters and reward charts and the Kelso “Hoppin’ Home” Board Game. These three kits may be purchased separately or in a set for $599.98. Select components may also be purchased separately. For more information, visit http://www.kelsoschoice.com or Cerebellum’s website at http://www.cerebellum.com.

About Cerebellum
Cerebellum Corporation distributes and produces topic-based educational videos for students of all grade levels. As of August 2009, Cerebellum became the sole distributor of the Sunburst Visual Media and Teacher’s Media library. Since 1992, Cerebellum has been a leader in the educational market, producing hundreds of hours of educational media. For the last 20 years, Cerebellum has received recognition for its high-quality content: garnered 25 Telly Awards, multiple prestigious Parents’ Choice Awards, and the respect and recommendation of thousands of teachers, professors, and education professionals.
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