|[November 07, 2012]
Bretford® Focuses on Agile Learning for Education This Week at EDUCAUSE, GaETC and NSSEA
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
It may be election day but Bretford
Manufacturing, Inc.®, a United States manufacturer of
dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, is
on the road focusing on agile learning in the education marketplace at
three industry shows starting today: EDUCAUSE,
Nov. 6-9 in Denver, CO (Booth #1665), GaETC,
Nov. 7-9 in Atlanta, GA (Booth #632) and NSSEA,
Nov. 7-9 in Tampa, FL (Booth #634). During these shows, Bretford®
will debut the newest additions to its successful EDU 2.0 line of mobile
and powered furniture. In addition, the company will showcase its new
Commons Resource Center, provide details on a fall/winter webinar
series on Agile
Learning and help attendees get started on their next education
project with a new Discovery Guide tool book.
The EDU 2.0 line of furniture is comprised of tables, desks, presenters,
and seating products with countless power and design options. It is
among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral®
product certification for a greener school supply chain and
healthier learning environment. Available later this year, the newest
additions to the EDU 2.0 line include:
MOTIV™ 4-Leg Stool with Glides. Provides comfort and support
along with flexibility for simple seating arrangements. Comes with an
upholstered seat and powder painted legs to match any aesthetic.
MOTIV™ 4-Leg Stool with Casters. Lightweight and easy to move
with the convenience for quick collaborative group work and the
versatility for endless seating configurations.
Polyurethane Edge for EXPLORE™ Classroom Tables. With four
colors and two new styles, the new design offers a different look for
Bretford® tables. It's durable, abrasion-resistant and
completely sealed onto a table, making it ideal for an education
environment where children are present.
Tablet Mechanism for MOTIV™ Armed/Armless Tablet Models. The
new mechanism offers a streamlined look and 360 degree rotation to
outfit many body types and allow for maximum comfort.
Commons is a new section on the Bretford.com website that
contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for
customers and partners. It is divided into five key areas to help
customers and partners easily navigate the section:
Resources: Research data and resources like articles,
interactive white papers, book references and videos.
Community: Features blogs that coincide with BretfordU webinar
topics and the ability for customers and partners to ask questions and
post comments with relevant content shared through the Bretford®
Twitter (News - Alert) and Facebook pages.
Professional Development: Includes BretfordU online and live
webinars and other events, along with Continuing Education Unit
courses for architects and designers.
Referrals: Houses all case studies, references and testimonials.
Experts: Bios and contact information for the experts
contributing to the BretfordU webinars, blog topics, research and
Bretford® has pumped up its BretfordUniversity
webinar curriculum by adding an enhanced six-part fall/winter series
that focuses on the "how to" and "design" of agile learning spaces.
Upcoming webinars include:
Nov. 8, 2:00 p.m. E.T.: "Low Carbon Strategies, Fundamentals of
Greenhouse Gas Reduction in the Built Environment"
Nov. 14, 2:00 p.m. E.T. "Teaching with Agility: Pedagogical Zen
To register, click
The Discovery Guide helps educators understand, create and implement the
specific agile learning space that is right for them, using the EDU 2.0
line of furniture, which is built to be flexible and support the many
changes that technology is bringing to the learning environment. It
explores the trends and concepts uncovered in three years of Bretford®
research, shows just how agile layouts affect learning then demonstrates
how to implement change in a learning environment. The complete
Discovery Guide is available by contacting a local Bretford®
For more information about Bretford® visit
Bretford.com or call 1-800-521-9614. Bretford®
can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bretfordmanf.
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