31st NMM Daily Schedule

Sunday, 10-4 

  • 12:30 pm–2 pm 4-Tee Times Golf Outing (12:30 pm, 12:40 pm, 12:50 pm, 1:00 pm) (Marriott)
  •  4 pm–6 pm Pre-Conference Discussion Group (Marriott)
  •  6 pm–8 pm NMM Board Meeting (Marriott)

Monday, 10-5

Tuesday, 10-6 

Wednesday, 10-7

Thursday, 10-8

2009 Professional Development Sessions

Opening Session—“The Writings of a Kentucky Author: The Congress of Wonders”
Ed McClanahan
A screening of “The Congress of Wonders,” a prize-winning short (24 minutes) dramatic film based on an Ed McClanahan short story, directed by Academy Award/Emmy winner Paul Wagner, and filmed in 1994 at Spindletop Farm, barely more than a stone’s throw from the Marriott Griffin Gate. “The Congress of Wonders” won three major awards, including Best of Show, in the seven-state Indianapolis Film Festival in 1995. Discussion will follow the screening.

Community Engagement Success Stories
Amy Shaw, KETC and Laura Hunter, UEN
Community organizations like libraries, schools, museums, and public broadcasters have a unique opportunity to build partnerships around a common effort. How can non-profit service, education, media and cultural organizations leverage their unique abilities to bring about community change? Learn about two case studies of community engagement that have drawn national attention and accolades with measurable results: the mortgage crisis project in St. Louis, Missouri and Water Wise Utah.

Leaders from these two projects will share their lessons learned and present models for building critical local partnerships. As budgets get tighter, the need to work together becomes stronger. Learn how your community and organization can benefit from engagement success stories.

Media Librarians and IT: Collaborating for our Future
Jane B. Hutchison
Most media librarians and IT staff work alongside each other, yet never seem to intersect. As the industry moves from videos, DVDs, Blu-Rays to streaming, the lines begin to intersect and collaboration occurs, making the possibilities of tomorrow a reality. Jane will discuss the collaborative efforts in New Jersey, combining New Jersey’s statewide infrastructure network (NJEDge.Net) with New Jersey’s statewide library consortium (VALE). Through an IMLS federal grant, seed funding provided the means to stimulate a comprehensive organization that results in a true collaborative project.

Jane will discuss these efforts and obstacles, and the opportunities New Jersey offers us. By providing streaming services on a statewide level, access is as simple as having an Internet connection without huge investments at the home institution. Media cataloguers are working to ensure that titles are available through their respective OPACs and can be streamed through a single authentication system. A tool to annotate and segment the videos is being developed by NJVID. Much work has been accomplished behind the scenes, developing a toolkit that includes deposit agreements, metadata deposit forms, related rights guidance, a rights decision tree, sample release forms for participants, NJVID codec and settings spec sheet and a preservation fact sheet. All the programs and tools used are open source for others to use. This project makes the future possibilities a reality.

Stimulus Dollars: How to Maximize Impact Through Collaboration
Bob Steingreaber, Coordinator of Instructional Resources, Great Prairie AEA, Ottumwa, IA
Jeannie Campbell, Asst. Director of Education, Iowa Public Television, Des Moines, IA
Jon Wibbels, Director of Media and Technology, Northwest AEA, Sioux City, IA

Many regional and state educational agencies will be in line to receive federal stimulus dollars starting fall of 2009.

Engage with the presenters as they share some of the plans taking shape in Iowa to spend these dollars wisely in order to deliver the biggest, most sustainable educational impact. Through collaborative efforts among Iowa’s Area Education Agencies, libraries, Department of Education and Iowa Public Television, coordinated strategies are emerging to make the best use of badly needed funds to support new educational mandates such as 21st Century Skills and online professional development. Additionally, working smarter will be demonstrated with examples of the integration of electronic communication tools and collaborative management tools for staff.

The presenters encourage session attendees to share their plans as well!

10,000,000 Additional Students May Be Waiting To View Your Media. Interested? 
Bill Stark, Project Director, The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), and DCMP Board Members

Meeting students’ learning needs is the primary goal of all educational media: you can’t serve an audience if you don’t meet their needs. Providing captioning (for students with a hearing loss) and description (for students with a vision loss) is a great way to meet the needs of 10 million deaf and/or blind students. These options also can aid viewers with learning disabilities, those learning English, and young children learning to read or speak.

For over 50 years, the DCMP has been an advocate for media accessibility, helping provide equal accessibility both in the classroom and beyond. Let the DCMP give you an overview of today’s landscape, show you how accessibility can help shape it, and then answer your questions, so you can provide more students access to your collections.

2009 NMM Program Guide 

Exhibiting Partner Pages

2009 Exhibiting Companies’ Bios

AIM Education  (www.learn360.com)

Learn360™ gives educators and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations. Learn360™ sets a superior standard of quality for video streaming and delivers the rich resources educators need to bring standards-based and differentiated instruction to best serve students. Learn360™ is a division of AIM Education Inc., which includes Sunburst Visual Media, the leading producer for K-12 health and guidance programs for 30 years.

Register for a free 30-day trial. Visit www.learn360.com.

AIT  (www.ait.net)

AIT is a non-profit education organization established in 1962 to develop, acquire, and distribute technology-based resources. Currently, AIT’s resource library contains nearly 2,000 separate titles on VHS, DVD, and other digital formats. Broadcast, duplication, and digital rights are available. Programming addresses preschool through adult learners in traditional curricular areas, guidance/mental health, professional development, and vocational education. Contact AIT for digital content packages and metadata, including state standards correlations, for your digital delivery system.

Alexander Street Press  (criticalvideoeditions.com or alexanderstreet.com)  

An electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities and social sciences, Alexander Street’s Critical Video Editions combine the most important content in each discipline with powerful search functionality and technical features that unlock video’s potential for use in research and teaching. Come see how we’ve made it easier to explore, share, and cite video than ever before, with collections like American History in VideoCounseling and Therapy in VideoDance in Video, and more.

Alive Mind Education  (www.alivemindeducation.com)  

Alive Mind Education offers documentary programming of intellectual distinction to the educational market. Our content specialty is centered in the humanities with a focus on the transformations of culture. The Alive Mind Educational collection is an eclectic but critically acclaimed library covering topics from American History to Women’s Studies. Our goal is to provide intellectually distinguished work from leading filmmakers—media content that stimulates discussion and provokes viewers to think outside the box.

Ambrose Video Publishing  (www.ambrosevideo.com)

Ambrose Video Publishing starts our third decade more excited than ever about the future of high quality video content. In addition to our top-selling DVDs, we can provide digital files in the format of your choice. We are proud to be launching Ambrose 2.0—our new video streaming site, incorporating the very best H.264 Flash technology for streaming and Windows Media and Quicktime for downloads. We’ve produced a collection of award-winning programs filmed in high-definition, chaptered into concept clips featuring closed captioning, Spanish subtitles, and free ancillary materials. Special programming is available for broadcast. Our 2008 releases include new programs on environmental sciences, literature, and documentaries highlighting history, geography, and the cultural diversity of our nation.

Annenberg Media  (www.learner.org)

Annenberg Media, a unit of the Annenberg Foundation, uses media and other technologies to advance excellence in learning and teaching. Annenberg Media funds the production of educational multimedia resources for students and teachers consisting of VHS/DVD programs with accompanying student and faculty guides, textbooks, and interactive web components in the areas of art, science, mathematics, literature, English (including ESL), foreign languages, and social studies. All programming is closed captioned and audio described. Duplication and digital licenses are now available for our entire library.

Aquarius Health Care Media  (www.aquariusproductions.com)

Aquarius Health Care Media is the leading award winning producer & distributor in the health and education areas. We understand the importance of bringing powerful and poignant stories to film. As documentary film producers, we focus on major health issues that influence people today.

As a leading resource for organizations when people face life challenges, Aquarius films offer understanding and insights. Through the distribution of our media, we tell the stories of people who have experienced some of life’s most difficult challenges. Aquarius has built a strong, loyal customer base over the past 17 years. The customers know that the name Aquarius Health Care Media means “a real commitment to helping people” and when they order they “find only the finest of video programs.”

Beauty Media, Inc.  (www.beauty626.com/)  

Beauty Media Inc. was established in Guangzhou, China in 1994 and it is a famous production and distribution company in China. It has a library of nearly 10,000 different titles with 7,000 hours of programming covering the Chinese language learning program “Fun Ways to Learn Chinese,” Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese folk custom, Chinese Travel and more on VHS, DVD and other formats which are very suitable for the institutional markets in America. Broadcast, duplication and digital rights are available.

BECON  (www.becon.tv)

The Broward Education Communications Network (BECON), owned and operated by Broward County Public Schools, Florida, provides curriculum-based instructional programs for classroom teachers and educational, non-commercial programming for libraries and community broadcast.

Programming is developed with input and direction from curriculum specialists and is accompanied by downloadable teachers’ guides. Programs include demonstrations and real life applications to encourage student interaction and enhance the learning process. BECON’s mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media, instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning.


BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES designs and produces programs to support the science curriculum areas of Cell Biology, Biological Classification and Diversity, Marine and Freshwater Ecology, plus Developmental and Environmental Science for grades 5 through 14. The tightly crafted narrated programs with clear teaching modules feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things. Programs are available for digital delivery, DVD, Broadcast/Datacasting/Duplication, and VHS with free downloadable teaching guides, state and national curriculum correlations, plus previews at www.eBioMEDIA.com.

Bullfrog Films  (www.bullfrogfilms.com)

Leading environmental and social justice publisher since 1973, with more than 600 titles in the areas of environmental and social sciences, women’s studies, Asian studies, Latin America, environmental ethics, global warming, globalization, marine biology, Native American studies, anthropology, geography and human rights. Bullfrog also presents acclaimed videos on music and the performing arts from Rhombus Media. Children’s videos include ALA Notables and animated short films. DVDs and videos include Public Performance Rights and a generous video warranty. Digital rights are available.

Chip Taylor Communications  (www.chiptaylor.com)

Since 1985, the main mission of Chip Taylor Communications has been to assist each client we work with to achieve the goals he or she is attempting to reach, dedicating ourselves to the belief that together we can make a difference; the positive truth is: together we do. Sharing the goals of educators, librarians, programmers and administrators, we focus our acquisitions and productions based on their input, ultimately assisting them with their important purchasing needs. Our collection is diverse; our collection is inclusive: our goal is to be able to help every client, large or small, by providing each with the content and licensing he or she requires, be that DVDs or Digital Streaming Files. Our six-month Free Exchange guarantees your satisfaction; also you’ll love our graphic-designed DVD jacket inserts.

CinéFête  (eng.cinefete.ca)

CinéFête, a well-established Canadian distributor of broadcast quality documentaries and award winning children’s films, has been serving the educational market since 1990. We have the largest independent French and English language catalogue in Canada. We represent over a hundred producers from Canada, Europe and Asia, with films in many academic subject areas. Our clients include libraries, schools and universities. Programs are available in various formats, including streaming, digital and duplication rights.

The Cinema Guild, Inc.  (www.cinemaguild.com)

The Cinema Guild collection includes acclaimed, award-winning documentaries suitable for all grade levels. The Cinema Guild is particularly strong in such disciplines as African-American Studies, Asian Studies, Fine Arts, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Health, Jewish Studies, Literature and Language Arts, Latino Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Science, and Women’s Studies. All our titles come with Public Performance Rights.

Collective of Independent Filmmakers  (www.energizedfilms.com)

Rachel Gordon continues to be a reliable source of films that focus on the current, relevant issues. Representing a variety of independent filmmakers, the eclectic collection she comes with includes award-winning work and undiscovered gems.

CWK Network, Inc./Connect with Kids  (www.connectwithkids.com)  

Connect with Kids Emmy® and Parent’s Choice award-winning programming gets kids, educators and parents thinking, talking and taking action on today’s tough topics.

Named to the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse, Connect with Kids programs change behavior and attitudes, with real kids talking about real issues, expert advice and the latest research. Select from more than 50 DVD titles and CWK Network’s extensive library of short- and long-form programming to meet your needs.

Davidson Films, Inc.  (www.davidsonfilms.com)

Davidson Films, Inc. has been a leading producer of high quality educational materials for over 50 years. Recent releases focus on the subjects of psychology, life span studies, education and neuroscience. These award-winning videos blend scripts written by distinguished experts with compelling footage and artful graphics to provide advanced high school pupils, college students and in-service teachers with introductions to complex social sciences subjects. Davidson Films delivers materials on digitally mastered DVDs with closed captioning and Spanish subtitles.

The Described and Captioned Media Program  (www.dcmp.org/)  

The Described and Captioned Media Program http://www.dcmp.org/ (DCMP) has the mission to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Services include (1) a library of free-loan described and captioned educational media, (2) a clearinghouse of information related to educational media access, (3) a gateway to internet resources related to accessibility, and (4) a center for training and evaluation of description and captioning service providers. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.

Education Media Alliance  (EduMediaAlliance.org)

The Education Media Alliance (EMA) was formed to support the marketing and outreach efforts of small to medium-sized independent producers of top-quality educational media. The EMA is currently a collaborative of five non-profit companies: MetaFour Productions, Lucky Cat Productions, Film Clips, Matrix, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. All Alliance members are producers with a commitment to provide teachers with exciting visual resources in order to inspire student learning.

Fanlight Productions  (www.fanlight.com)

Fanlight Productions is a leading distributor of educational media on the social issues of our time with a special focus on healthcare, mental health, aging, disabilities, and related issues. The programs in our collection have been honored with the industry’s top awards, and screened at conferences and festivals around the world. We are very proud that we help thousands of libraries, universities and other organizations to share with others a deeper understanding of the issues they teach through visual media.

Film Ideas, Inc.  (www.filmideas.com)

Film Ideas, Inc. has been producing and distributing award-winning curriculum, documentary and general interest programs for education, library and instructional television markets since 1979. Topics support all ages and interests. Programs are closed captioned and available in video, chaptered DVDs and all digital delivery and television formats. Film Ideas is “Education through Visualization.” To learn more and view online previews, visit our website: www.filmideas.com.

Filmakers Library  (www.filmakers.com)

For over thirty-five years, Filmakers Library has been known for distributing documentaries on cutting edge issues produced by independent filmmakers from around the world. They are thought provoking, have won numerous awards, and are used in universities, upper level high schools and public libraries. Notable collections are in women’s studies, African-American studies, multicultural issues, anthropology, human rights, and international concerns.

Films Media Group  (www.films.com)

Films Media Group is the leading source of educational content with over 12,000 programs across every academic area through four brands (Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware). Our exclusive, award-winning titles come from world-class producers and are available in an innovative array of delivery options and formats, including digitally on-demand, VHS, DVD, and more.

Getting To Know  (www.gettingtoknow.com)

Getting to Know, Inc. is the exclusive producer and distributor of the ALA award winning series “Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists” created by Mike Venezia (K-8) and “Elements of Art” (K-4). Current titles include: MONET, VAN GOGH, REMBRANDT, DA VINCI, MICHELANGELO, COLOR, LINE, SHAPE, FORM.

Human Relations Media  (www.hrmvideo.com)

Human Relations Media has been and continues to be a leading educational K-12 publisher for over 30 years. We publish video and print-based products in several areas including drug education, health, guidance, mathematics, career education, language arts and biology. HRM also publishes stand-alone print materials, folding displays, curriculums, posters and pamphlets. All of our videos are available on VHS or chaptered DVDs.

Icarus Films  (www.frif.com)

Icarus Films (formerly First Run/Icarus Films) is a leading distributor of documentary films, with a library of almost 900 titles and releasing approximately 50 new films each year. Our productions feature outstanding social, political and historical documentaries, ethnographic, animated and feature films that provide innovative and informative views of a rapidly changing world.

ITN Source  (www.itnsource.com)

ITN Source is the archive division of Independent Television News, a renowned UK-based broadcaster.

ITN Source provides the world’s largest moving imagery archive—1.0 m hours of footage spanning 3 centuries. Comprised of programming from ITN and its partners, including Fox Movietone, Reuters, Fox, Granada Pictures, and more, it is available for license to the educational and library markets. Preview it at www.itnsource.com.

ITN Source also provides the Education Clip Library (ECL), an archive of 5000 educationally-contextualized clips.

ITS—International Telecommunication Services, Inc.  (its.itmonline.com)

ITS has been serving the educational media market since 1979. Exceptional educational programming of approximately 1000 titles, acquired or produced by ITS include series and single programs at the K-12, in- service and college credit levels. Our catalog includes all curriculum areas, with emphasis on core curricular areas. Programming ranges from individual supplemental programs to mini-series to complete courses as well as single concept segments designed for streaming. AV rights and/or broadcast and/or digital rights with or without duplication rights are available. Starting this year ITS will offer ITS TEACHABLE MOMENTS, a streaming service from the ITS server. Public performance rights included.

KET Kentucky Educational Television  (www.ket.org/ged)

KET, Kentucky Educational Television, is widely acknowledged as the nation’s premier producer of video instruction in GED preparation, adult basic skills, and workplace education; KET markets these and other instructional materials in a variety of formats nationwide. KET produces and markets integrated video, workbooks, and online activities to help students with different learning styles. Broadcast, duplication, and digital rights are available.

Landmark Media  (www.landmarkmedia.com)

Landmark Media enjoys the reputation of being an excellent company offering quality service with the best programs available. Joan and Michael Hartogs founded Landmark in 1983; today it offers over 1000 carefully selected titles in both video and DVD formats. Ninety percent of the videos submitted to Landmark are rejected as not meeting their high standards! A diversified catalogue of exceptional children’s social studies and hand-picked science programs for all levels also includes outstanding college and university selections. The company remains family owned and committed to providing impeccable materials for the highest quality education for all students.

Learning ZoneXpress  (www.learningzonexpress.com)  

For more than a decade, Learning ZoneXpress has been committed to creating, producing and distributing high quality, award-winning educational videos, DVDs, and PowerPoint Presentations. Our titles focus on life skills subjects such as:

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Character & Manners
  • Career Development
  • Consumer Education

Geared for middle and high school audiences, libraries, and higher education institutions, our edu-taining videos will enhance curriculums and library collections as an excellent educational resource.

Lucerne Media, Inc.  (www.lucernemedia.com)

Lucerne Media is proud to be appointed distributor of Stylized Educational Media, a division of Sandler Films. Sandler Films has produced over three hundred educational films; two network television series, several TV specials, documentaries and two theatrical features. In 2007 Sandler Films decided to add Stylized Educational Media as a new division to bring exciting educational titles to the market place in a style that is sure to hold the kids interests while motivating them to learn.

Lucerne Media’s sister company Classroom Media offers a cost-effective digital delivery system—MonD, which allows you to build and manage your own digital video library with access to over 20,000 programs without advance downloading, costly Internet streaming or network congestion.

Master Communications, Inc.  (www.master-comm.com)

Master Communications distributes DVD and programs that support curriculum—Social Studies, Reading, ELL/ESL, and foreign language instruction from pre-school, K-12 to professional development. Notable video includes Families of the World SeriesAfter School Chinese and My Brown Eyes. Our product line includes over 100 public performance DVDs, broadcasting and digital rights.

Media Education Foundation  (www.mediaed.org)  

The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. We offer resources designed to help spark discussion about some of the most pressing and complicated issues of our time. MEF’s aim is to inspire students to think critically and in new ways about the hyper-mediated world around them.

Medianet/Dymaxion Research Ltd.  (www.medianet.ns.ca)

MEDIANET is a scheduling & cataloging system for video, digitized rsources, CDs, science kits, equipment & more. MEDIANET produces pick lists, shipping labels, email notices and paper/PDF catalogs & reports. Teachers and staff love the Web interface!

This year we are highlighting:

  • Staff web interface…an easy to learn Graphical User Interface!
  • Single sign-on interfaces for United Streaming and Clearvue
  • New Integrated media player screen and automatically shown images
  • New automatic Journal Subscription Routing module with teacher sign-up

Plus we’ll be showing the latest marc4media by email service for downloading MARC records for any booking/catalog system.

ModuMath Multimedia Video  (www.modumath.org)

ModuMath is dedicated to helping learners who struggle with math. Our Basic Math and Algebra video lessons are designed for students who have had difficulty in traditional math classrooms. Video and narration guide learners through concepts and demonstrate how to solve real-world math problems.

ModuMath lessons are used in used in dozens of states and hundreds of locations. Our video lessons are available in a wide variety of formats. Broadcast, duplication and digital rights are available.

The National Film Board of Canada  (www.nfb.ca)

For nearly 70 years the National Film Board of Canada has been producing and distributing innovative educational animation, and internationally acclaimed documentaries about all facets of contemporary life across the world. Our more than 10,000 titles include essential resources for schools, colleges and libraries, and have won more than 4,000 international prizes, including twelve Academy Awards. Used with our free online supplemental resources—activist toolkits, study guides, activity plans—our films engage audiences of all ages and academic levels.

NETA Educational Resources  (www.netaonline.org)

NETA Educational Resources (NER) is the distribution arm of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). NER offers curriculum based educational content across all curricular areas and on multiple platforms including DVD. NER acquires programs from public broadcasting stations and independent producers that is rich with quality educational content. The NER library holds 80 top notch series, documentaries and stand alone titles. NER serves K-12, postsecondary, professional development and the public interest for life-long learning.

New Dimension Media, A Questar Company  (www.ndmquestar.com)

New Dimension Media (NDM), a division of Questar, Inc., has been producing and distributing award winning educational programs for schools, libraries, colleges, and other institutions for 30 years. NDM programs are produced specifically for the classroom in length, age-appropriate narrations and instructional design. NDM also provides schools, districts, and media centers with a digital delivery option. CCC! Video on Demand is a server-based delivery system that provides thousands of core curriculum programs, while boasting such innovative features as live webcasting, Classroom LIVE, the ability to add school-produced content, and integration with iTunes.

Passion River Films  (www.PassionRiver.com)

Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring, distributing and representing unique independent films and documentaries. Their award winning and festival favorite features have made their home on shelves of various notable film libraries and institutions. Their deep catalog represents films on nearly every topic including Multicultural Studies, Women’s Studies, Medical Studies and Advances, Religious and Spiritual studies, Environmentalism, Aging, Drug Addiction, Gay/Lesbian/Transgender, etc. Passion River also books films and lecturers for public performances and speaking events on college campuses across the country.

PBS Educational Media  (www.shoppbs.org/education)

PBS—featuring the award winning, trusted resources used by teachers for decades—offers highly popular video offerings for educators. PBS VIDEO offers video content, wide-ranging companion-classroom materials and online services for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, libraries and other institutions. With a compilation of more than 2,000 VHS and DVD titles as well as a host of other offerings, PBS VIDEO products comprise every academic subject area from art to zoology and every educational level.

Phoenix Learning Group, Inc.  (phoenixlearninggroup.com)

Educational multimedia producer/distributor providing schools, libraries and educators of all types an unusual variety of high quality DVDs and VHS programs. You will find a wide selection of competitively priced, high-quality programming with application across the curriculum and beyond it.

We offer licensing for digital streaming, broadcast, datacast, and duplication. If you have other licensing needs, talk to us, we would be happy to work with you.

Rising Star Education  (http://www.risingstarstudios.com/)

Home to Auto-B-Good, Rising Star Education offers character building and educational videos and books for your school. Auto-B-Good, winner of 5 Emmy® Awards, is a 3-D animated character development series that will captivate, entertain, and educate students. Whether in the classroom, auditorium, or through a school’s internal broadcast network, these turbo-charged, fast-paced episodes will help schools win the race for character. Stop by our booth and receive a FREE DVD.

SAFARI Montage  (www.SAFARIMontage.com)

SAFARI Montage provides K-12 school districts with a comprehensive solution for their digital media networking and visual instruction needs. The full suite of integrated products provides a single interface for accessing all visual resources from inside the school district intranet or from home. This award-winning Video-On-Demand and Digital Media Management enterprise solution includes SAFARI Montage servers that come preloaded with the finest educational video content tied to the curriculum, including Schlessinger Media programs, but also allows districts to easily upload and manage their own digital video and other content.

SCCtv/IRIS Education  (www.scctv.net or www.iriseducation.org)

IRIS Education, a division of Seattle Community College Television (SCCtv) is a leading force within North America for providing technology and technology related solutions for K-12, Higher Education and Educational Content Providers. To learn how IRIS can help you, visit our website at: http://www.IRISEDUCATION.org

SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.  (www.sisuent.com)

SISU Home Entertainment is celebrating its 21st anniversary. It is a leader in providing quality programs on Jewish life & holidays, Israeli movies, Biblical, Holocaust and children’s programs as well as music to schools, libraries and individuals. Our DVD library includes over 250 award winning and critically acclaimed DVDs such as “I’m Still Here” (MTV production on the Holocaust), “Dialogues with Eli Wiesel,” “Shalom Sesame” (the Jewish version of “Sesame Street”) “The Golden Age of 2nd Avenue” (the History of Jewish American Yiddish Theater) and over 2,000 music CDs.

Soundzabound  (www.soundzabound.com)


Soundzabound™ Music Library provides HIGH QUALITY, LOW COST production music for grades K-12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety. Perfect for PowerPoint™, videos, I-movies, news shows, podcasts, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more. Soundzabound is packed with a wide variety of music from ROCK to CLASSICAL to various styles, themes and sound effects that students, teachers and administrators will love.

Tek Data Systems Company  (www.tekdata.com)

Tek Data continues to lead the way with innovative solutions by offering the widest selection of web based products and services from which to choose. Our latest offering is the EP/MAX Portal System, a centralized solution featuring

  • Single Sign On that includes all of the capabilities listed below:
    • Schedule resources and events by date or by date and
    • Search locally and across the web simultaneously
    • Capture content from a variety of sources
    • Catalog using MARC records
    • Develop online sessions to enhance student learning
    • Stream or download video
    • Participate in an online video conference
    • Create your own personalized web page and so much more

with EP/MAX “your window to the world.”

Third World Newsreel  (twn.org)

For 40 years Third World Newsreel has been a major distributor of social issue films and videos made by and about people of color. TWN’s collection includes over 450 works by over 200 established and emerging film and media artists including Camille Billops, Randy Redroad, Alex Rivera, Yvonne Welbon, Tran T. Kim Trang and Thomas Allen Harris. Educators, librarians, students, curators, organizers, writers, conference and festival programmers, social and health service providers, television programmers, and media artists are core users of TWN programs many of which have been screened at major film festivals and aired on PBS.

TMW Media Group, Inc., Mind-Growing Media™ since 1985  (www.tmwmedia.com)

Mission Statement: As educators through video programming, our goal is stated quite simply: To educate, entertain and enthrall our audience.

TMW Media Group—Founded in 1989, TMW Media Group, Inc. publishes and distributes award-winning educational and general interest programming across the K-college curriculum and consumer markets with over 1000 quality DVDs and videos in child development, guidance, career development, language arts, science, literature, math, social issues, art, sports, geography, history, sports and general consumer interest topics.

VEA Inc (Video Education America)  (www.veavideo.com)

VEA Inc is a producer of over 100 instructional educational programs a year, designed to bring learning to life for students across the US and Canada.

On-going and extensive qualitative and quantitative research with educators is undertaken to ensure our videos productions;

  • align to curriculum standards,
  • meet specific topics needed by teachers, and are
  • adaptable to differentiated learning styles in the classroom.

Our programs are targeted mostly for high school, in the subjects of math, science, food technology and hospitality, design and IT, careers, business, technical education, social studies, art and music. Our videos are available on DVD, with digital, streaming, duplication and broadcast rights available.

The Video Project  (www.videoproject.com)  

The Video Project is a leading global distributor of educational media, concentrating on programs related to the environment, science, health, and social issues. Founded as a means of equipping educators with socially and environmentally responsible films from independent producers, The Video Project is known for the breadth and quality of its award-winning documentaries and series, which range in topic from climate change and alternative energy to public health, new technologies, and corporate ethics. Our unique emphasis on web-enabled DVD toolkits and supplemental features provide school and library users a robust educational experience, connecting students with a wealth of further study and engagement opportunities. The Video Project is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Visual Learning Company  (www.visuallearningco.com)

The Visual Learning Company specializes in the production of high quality, standards-based, core-curricular science videos and teacher’s guides for elementary and middle school students. These live action videos teach life, earth, and physical science through beautiful imagery, graphics and animations. The videos and accompanying teacher and student materials focus on the key concepts and vocabulary required by major texts, national state standards and goals. It is our mission to help teachers teach and students learn visually, while experiencing the joy and thrill of science. Videos are available in VHS, DVD and MPEG-1 and -4 formats for digital streaming.

Weston Woods/Scholastic  (www.scholastic.com/westonwoods)

Weston Woods is the world’s largest producer of audiovisual adaptations of classic children’s picture books. Our adaptations are faithful reflections on the books on which they are based designed to motivate children to want to read. Our product lines include over 350 public performance videos and DVD picture book adaptations, read-along book/audio cassette or CD packages, author documentaries, history/social studies and foreign language video collections.

Women Make Movies  (www.wmm.com)

Women Make Movies is the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women, with a focus on cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today’s headlines, as well as artistically and intellectually challenging works in all genres. The Women Make Movies collection of more than 500 films is used by thousands of educational, community and cultural organizations annually. For more information, visit www.wmm.com.