FrontRow Captures Association for Learning Environments Solution Provider Award

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2016

Janell Weihs

WASHINGTON, DC – The Association for Learning Environments Solution Provider award is designed to highlight innovation in materials, technology, products and services that are key elements in defining healthy, resilient, 21st Century learning spaces. Recognizing those companies who embrace the overall mission and vision of the association by providing products which have a profound impact on learning outcomes and contribute to a safe and sustainable learning environments, this award celebrates their foresight in making a difference!

FrontRow Troy Glover, jury chair, noted, "The Association for Learning Environments is proud of the partnerships with industry leaders who are focused on the development of products and services geared towards redefining and improving the learning environment for both internal and external educational stakeholders. We are ecstatic to acknowledge the great work that our partners are doing to create the next generation of learning environments. We applaud the efforts of all our partners and congratulate FrontRow for Juno Connect as this year's award recipient."

Congratulations to FrontRow and Juno Connect – their award-winning acoustic device to improve learning! Students are more engaged and learn better when they hear better. A study conducted by the Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District titled "Mainstream Amplification Resource Room Study," (MARRS study, 1977-1980) includes significant scientific data on the effects of acoustics and learning. Juno also facilitates learning at home, through its accompanying support software. The Lesson Capture software records both, voice and video, lesson aspects that teachers deem critical for understanding a concept, or entire lessons altogether. It processes the files autonomously and posts them on the teacher's website or the school district repository for learning resources. Students and parents are thus empowered for a deeper and greater learning experience.

A plug-and-play device, Juno requires no installation and has been designed to work as a stand-alone or a networked device. When connected to the schools network, Juno serves as a full Distributive Communication System, delivering public announcements, intercom and mass emergency notifications.

The runner up for this year's Solution Provider Award is Steelcase. Observing that Mobile technology is now everywhere, profoundly impacting the places where learning happens. A recent survey reported that 73% of students claim that they cannot study without the help of technology. Students need technology, technology needs power and students find themselves running from outlet to outlet in search of power.

Introducing Thread™, an ultra-thin power distribution system designed to provide power — wherever and whenever. Power is a common thread that connects people, place and technology together. Thread empowers those connections by transforming any carpeted floor into a power source. With power always within reach, students can create, problem solve, focus and learn...anywhere. Thread simplifies power distribution, providing power to the devices we use and the places we learn. 88.38% recyclable, Thread has been submitted for Cradle to Cradle® Bronze certification and is currently under review.

The Association for Learning Environments is the only professional organization whose primary purpose is improving the places where children learn. With approximately 4,500 members, the Association encompasses six geographic regions across the United States, and supports regional representation in Canada, Australasia, and the UK. The Association embraces a collaborative network of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable 21st Century learning places that inspire transformation in education, enhance student and teacher performance, and support culture and community vitality. To learn more visit our web site, or follow us on Twitter @A4LE2.
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