Worthington Direct Valentine’s Contest- Win $200

Enter today to win a $200 shopping spree from Worthington Direct’s online school furniture shopping site.  Valentine’s Day is coming up and we want to show our customers some love, all we ask is that you show us a little love too by following us on Twitter.  It’s that easy!  Just view our Twitter page and follow us.

How to Enter

1. To enter, you must have or create a Twitter account.  If you already have a Twitter account, you will have to sign into your account and visit the Worthington Direct Twitter page at https://twitter.com/WorthingtonDir .  Simply click the Follow button to be entered.  Membership to Twitter.com is free.  When you join Twitter, you are indicating that you have read and agree to accept the Twitter Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

2. If you are already following Worthington Direct on Twitter, you too may enter this contest by tweeting about this contest and using the hashtag #WorthingtonDirect.

Official Contest Rules

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

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Bretford- Oldest Furniture Contest

Fans of our Facebook page know that we appreciate the longevity that our school furniture selection offers our customers.  Furniture that was built to last, does just that.  Bretford is now giving away an incredible prize to those who have held onto those classic school furniture pieces of days gone by.  They are asking for video submissions highlighting their old Bretford furniture products that are still in use.  This should be easy, as it’s hard to walk into any school and not see a TV or projector perched on top of a Bretford cart.  Bretford TV Cart

For the last 60-plus years, Bretford has been making tables, carts, shelving and other furniture products for K-12 and higher education environments. Many of Bretford’s earliest models are still being used.  Bretford’s “Oldest Product” video contest is open to all educators, business professionals and facilities managers that either use or select furniture products in a school or training facility. Entrants must provide proof of employment.  Entrants may submit their “Oldest Product” videos between June 7, 2010 and July 31, 2010. The grand prize winner will be selected on August 16, 2010.

So what’s the prize? You guessed it, more Bretford classroom furniture!  A whole room’s worth to be exact.  One facility will receive a full room of Bretford furniture to accommodate 30 students/professionals, just in time for the 2010/2011 school year. The grand prize package will consist of:

For a full list of contest rules and submission details, please visit http://sandbox.bretford.com/contests/contest.php.   Good Luck!

School Ground US Stencil Map Giveaway

Enter your school today in the “Learn to Play”U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway.  The beautiful geographically and proportionately accurate educational map stencil is 16 feet by 27 feet and extends the classroom curriculum to recess and outdoor play.

Have students study up on their geography indoors using indoor political maps or educational carpets this winter.  Then when spring rolls around students can take what they know out to their oversized outdoor map. History and geography comes alive with the games and activities included in the stencil set.

This geographically and proportionately accurate map of the United States is easy to apply and can be painted by four adults and 10 children in three hours.

United States Map Stencil

  • Complete instructions with paint specifications.
  • This affordable, high quality, eight section single use paper stencil has holes which define detailed borders of the 50 states and the five Great Lakes.
  • Continental U.S. (48 states) covers an area 16′ x 27′
  • Scale 1 foot = 100 miles.
  • Encourages Educational Classroom Projects in History, Economics, Geography and Politics.

Visit Peaceful Playgrounds website today for contest rules and entry form.  Hurry, contest drawing is March 31, 2010. 

Einstein Fellowship for Classroom Teachers

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers current public or private elementary and secondary mathematics, technology, and science classroom teachers with demonstrated excellence in teaching an opportunity to serve in the national public policy arena. Fellows provide practical insight in establishing and operating education programs. Fellowships increase understanding, communication, and cooperation between legislative and executive branches and the science, mathematics, and technology. education community.

If you know a teacher that excels behind their science lab tablecomputer table or can spends hours working a formula on a dry erase board, suggest that they take their expertise to Capital Hill. 


Albert Einstein Fellows bring to Congress and appropriate branches of the federal government the extensive knowledge and experience of classroom teachers. They provide practical insights and “real world” perspectives to policy makers and program managers developing or managing educational programs. During the Fellowship, each Einstein Fellow receives a monthly stipend of $6000.00 plus a $1000.00 monthly cost of living allowance. In addition, there is a moving/relocation allowance as well as a professional travel allowance.
Deadline for application is January 13, 2010.