May 20, 2013
AIT works with many partners. Here is a list of some of them, with links to their Web pages.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
“[AECT’s] mission . . .is to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings.” AECT is a membership organization that is housed in the same building in Bloomington, Indiana, with AIT.
Callisto Media Systems
Callisto Media Systems specializes in digital video server products and solutions, including its Voyager video-on-demand system. Callisto has partnered with Sun Microsystems to provide the platform for Voyager. AIT is partnering with Callisto and Magic Lantern to provide digital delivery solutions for public broadcasters, regional media centers, and other educational content delivery systems.
Center on Congress at Indiana University
“The central goal of the Center is to improve public understanding of Congress, particularly about the work and role of Congress, its impact on people’s lives, and the importance of civic participation. The Center’s work is nonpartisan and purely educational.” The Web site features articles, videos, and interactive simulations for upper elementary to high school students. Lee Hamilton, former Indiana Congressman, is the Center’s director. AIT has partnered with the Center to provide the Learn About Congress online resources, at: http://centeroncongress.org//learn_about/index.php
“Chalkwaves [Power Tools for the Classroom] is a partnership of 240 school districts; Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois public broadcasters; and educational service centers [to] offer services that assist teachers in meeting learning objectives and engaging students in meaningful learning experiences.” AIT is a member of this digital distribution partnership that provides quality, standards-based educational videos and the strategies to use them effectively.
Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy
The Academy, a division of the Indiana Department of Education, is one of AIT’s partners in the production of the professional development video workshops Youth Crises I and II, the current productions of Educating Kids about Gun Violence and Classroom Management.
The Kettering Foundation
The Kettering Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan research organization rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. AIT is providing fulfillment services for the Kettering Foundation Press.
Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in Indianapolis is one of AIT’s partners in the current production of Educating Kids about Gun Violence.
National Association of Media and Technology Centers (NAMTC)
“[NAMTC] is an organization committed to promoting leadership among its membership through networking, advocacy, and support activities that will enhance the equitable access to media, technology, and information services to educational communities.”
National Media Market
The National Media Market is an annual conference presented by a collaboration of three dozen media and services providers for schools, colleges, and public libraries. Attendees may screen new releases efficiently, seeing only the titles that are of interest to them. The market also provides top-rate professional development sessions. There are plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer networking as well. Conference overhead and hotel fees are kept low so that the NMM is one of the most affordable events available to media staff. AIT has been a longtime participant and supporter of the NMM and currently has a representative on the NMM board.
Solution Tree (formerly NES)
“[Solution Tree] provides tested and proven resources to help those who work with youth create safe and caring schools, agencies, and communities where all children succeed. Founded in 1987, the company serves families, educators, communities, and all who work with youth . . .[through its] positive, prevention-oriented programs.” AIT is partnering with Solution Tree in the production of a new series on classroom management.
WTIU, Public Television at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
“WTIU is 24-hour public television licensed to Indiana University, operating out of the Radio and TV Center on the Bloomington, Indiana, campus. The station serves [more than] 20 counties in west and south-central Indiana . . .[with a] broadcast schedule [that] combines the full national schedule of PBS programs with additional locally selected series and programs.” AIT has partnered with WTIU and the Center on Congress to produce the Teaching about Congress: Best Practices videos.
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