Magic Lantern Media Enhances STEM Education Platform for Canadian Schools

August 18, 2014

Toronto, August 18, 2014 – Magic Lantern Media Inc. releases new enhancements for its
AccessSTEM learning platform including a new leading-edge user interface as well as curriculum
correlations for British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. Pilot programmes now running in
7 school boards across 4 provinces are responding to the needs of learners to help equip them with 21st
Century skills.

AccessSTEM responds to the need for 21st Century Learning through new ‘project based learning’
tools added to the offering that has received rave reviews by Canadian educators. AccessSTEM
provides an approach that is cross-curricular in nature, and will dramatically improve student
performance. The tool allows teachers to have access to an incredible resource of performance and
literacy tasks from grades K-12 linked to real-world video connections.

“Teachers are asked to have lessons that are engaging and relevant, cross-curricular, focus on 21st
Century skills, differentiated learning, incorporate non-fiction reading and writing and provide an
authentic assessment of their students understanding.” notes Doug Connolly, President Magic Lantern
Media Inc. “We are great believers in STEM education and AccessSTEM strives to bring this
incredible teaching platform and its 21st Century concepts to help teachers engage students.”

“I am very impressed with so many features. The videos, both of the careers and other STEM content,
are very student friendly in terms of engagement, relevance, and language… performance tasks are well
designed and supported with multiple intelligence, assessment criteria, rubrics, and exemplars. I am
particularly impressed that the tasks can be modified by the teacher to suit their students and own
creativity.” says Brian Jubenville, President – Science Teachers Association of Ontario.

The enhancements announced today add to the common core standard aligned performance tasks,
literacy tasks and new real-world videos that enable students to see the relevant, grade-specific topics
through real-world careers and themes. Each of the resources allow students to apply concepts in
simulated real-world scenarios, increasing student performance and preparing them for postgraduate
study and 21st Century careers.

About Magic Lantern Media – A leading Canadian multi-media company integrating distribution,
production, television and digital applications serving the education and broadcast industries. The
company operates from offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Saint John, with over 50 agents and
representatives worldwide.

For more information contact:

Brad Schroeder, Business Development
Magic Lantern Media
T: 416-363-5681
E: brad.schroeder@distributionaccess.com