Bretford Continues Webinar Series with “Minds and Muscles: The Link Between Cognitive and Physical” on September 26

Led By Tim Springer, HERO, Inc. with Panel Input from
Adam Dovico of Ron Clark Academy

CHICAGO — September 19, 2013 — Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S. manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for learning and business environments, is continuing its monthly webinar program with the brand new session, “Minds and Muscles: The Link Between Cognitive and Physical” taking place on Thursday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The free online event will be led by Tim Springer, Ph.D., founder of HERO, Inc. with panel input from Adam Dovico, director of school implementation at Ron Clark Academy.

Ron Clark Academy is an SACS/CASI accredited, highly acclaimed, non-profit school in Southeast Atlanta that promotes innovation and engages its students through energetic teaching balanced by a strict code of discipline.

“Last month, we kicked off our fall webinar series about the mind and body connection to learning and discussed how the physical space where learning takes place can greatly impact both,” said Cindy Weinschreider, director of marketing communications for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “There is so much research and so many examples to share on this topic. Educators, architects and designers who participate in this webinar will gain an awareness of body-brain integration, understand how the physical setting affects cognition and recognize how the design of an educational space can engage students – both cognitively and physically – for effective learning.”

“Minds and Muscles: The Link Between Cognitive and Physical” shows how a new understanding of cognitive science expands our view of learning. It explores how brains and bodies work together and the link between cognitive and physical behavior. It also demonstrates the importance of an integrated approach to learning and how the environment plays a crucial role in making this possible.

To register for the webinar “Minds and Muscles, the Link Between Cognitive and Physical,” click here. For a complete bio of speakers Dr. Tim Springer, and Adam Dovico, click here.

About the Bretford Learning Commons
The webinars are part of Learning Commons, a section on the, website that contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for customers and partners. Learning Commons is divided into five key areas for easy navigation:
-Resources: Incorporates research data, articles, interactive white papers, book references and videos.
-Community: Features a research project examining how agile learning spaces and mobile technology affect teaching and learning.
-Professional Development: Includes 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 Bretford University webinars, blog topics, research and other sections.

About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
Bretford is a manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that are made in the U.S.A. Each furniture design is built for quality and mobility so rooms, people and information can move and still stay connected. With nearly 350 employees and 450,000 square feet of production space, the company offers smart furniture designs that support evolving technology, enabling institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable Bretford products, many of which are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. The company is committed to using less energy, creating less waste and reducing its carbon footprint. Bretford is a CarbonNeutral® certified company and its EDU 2.0 line is among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral product certification. All Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty and the industry’s best 20-year standard warranty on library furniture.

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