IBM, INCubatoredu, Footsteps2Brilliance, Join Office Depot to Create
21st Century Learning Environment
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2016--
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office
products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and
OfficeMax brands, today announced plans to showcase its “Commitment to
Learning” initiative during SXSWedu, March 7-10, in Austin, Texas,
featuring interactive and engaging learning spaces, and informative
sessions with its education partners.
At the conference, Office Depot, Inc. will present in the SXSWedu
Playground, an exciting learning space built to fuel innovation and
discovery, where attendees can explore everything from early literacy
platforms to high-impact learning environments. A visit to the Office
Depot Innovation Zone, located in Playground spaces #15 and #17, will
take attendees on an immersive 21st Century learning
experience from birth to 12th grade. Highlights of this
experience include a personalized engagement platform for educators from
IBM; early literacy mobile applications from Footsteps2Brilliance; high
school entrepreneurship competitions designed by INCubatoredu; as well
as makerspace student simulations, 3D printing, and more.
In addition, Office Depot is hosting two speaking sessions from the
SXSWedu stage – “Lifelong Learning in a Cognitive Era” on March 7, from
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CT and “Out of This World Spaces Create Next Gen
Learners” on March 8, from Noon - 12:30 p.m. CT.
“Lifelong Learning in a Cognitive Era” features Doug Hunt, General
Manager of Education, IBM, discussing how education leaders can leverage
data insights and cognitive capabilities to create new models for
personalized education, improving and optimizing learner outcomes.
The second speaking session, “Out of This World Spaces Create Next Gen
Learners,” features former teacher and current Office Depot, Inc.
learning consultant Haydee Fuselier who takes attendees on a journey
through time: visiting classrooms of the past, present and future and
exploring how learning environment evolution and associated pedagogical
innovations are fueling student achievement.
Building on decades of collaboration with educators, “Committed to
Learning” is a key Office Depot initiative founded on the core beliefs
of equity; skills mastery; and collaboration between teachers, students,
and parents; for successful learning outcomes.
“`Committed to Learning’ integrates Office Depot’s education-focused
contract division with a wealth of best-in-class partners across the
instructional ecosystem of people, classrooms, content, data and
materials,” said Becki Schwietz, Senior Director of K-12 Initiatives for
Office Depot, Inc. “By listening to the unique needs of the
instructional leadership teams, our experts create solutions that
directly address their needs, goals and initiatives.”
Learn more about Office
Depot’s education solutions today.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services,
and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office,
home, school or car.
Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work
better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more
productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print
and document services, business services, facilities products,
furniture, and school essentials.
The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs
approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in
59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning
e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization
– all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations,
franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under
several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy,
and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include
TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.
Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found
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