Governor Raimondo Set to Tour First Active Classroom in Rhode Island
Providence-based Nortek Inc. Donates Standing Desks to Enhance Health and Engagement in the Classroom
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Rhode Island's Governor Gina Raimondo, Nortek Inc. has solidified its support of the local community and commitment to improve schools. This fall in its hometown of Providence, RI, the company's CEO Michael Clarke donated full sets of its Ergotron LearnFit® Adjustable Standing Desks to classrooms at 360 High School and West Broadway Middle School as part of a plan to transform classrooms into active learning environments where students stay more engaged.
During this classroom tour, the Governor and Nortek's CEO will address the students and faculty while discussing the importance of building a healthier generation of students. This begins in the classroom and can be further championed with the use of adjustable standing desks which can lead to better health, better academic performance and an all-around better school experience.
Both the Governor and Nortek believe that healthy students will play a key role in fueling the future economy of Rhode Island. The Governor plans to impress upon the students the significance of local community involvement, and how collaboration can play a major role in both government and business.
Aimed to reduce sedentary time in the classroom, Ergotron's mobile and adjustable LearnFit standing desks promote greater metabolic health as well as creates more engaged and on-task students. Furthermore, the resulting more collaborative and active classrooms also help teachers maximize valuable classroom floor space and keep up with evolving technologies. For more information about the LearnFit desks, please visit the website or check out a video detailing the active classroom.
Nortek is a global, diversified industrial company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. The company's broad array of offerings includes ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom fans, security and audio/video solutions, heating and cooling products, air management systems, and ergonomic and productivity solutions.
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SOURCE Ergotron, Inc.