Brain Awareness Week

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Astoria Middle School

Organized by:
Astoria Middle School

Participating Organizations:
Astoria Middle School Parents Club NorthWest Regional Education Service District

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

one

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other
  • Other: Parents and Families

Approximate Number of People Reached:

70

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Phineas Gage - the first neuroscience patient Growth Mindset: Tips to improve your confidence in achieving your goals Sleep to Remember: learning consolidation Negativity Bias: Velcro the Positive Ball Toss Screenagers: Smart Use of Smartphones Zombie Brains: Practice & Repition are Key to Success (Barbara Oakley) Mindfulness in the Classroom Symptoms and signs of a concussion and post concussion syndrome Max’s Law Rehabilitation and returning to school/play for students Build a Neuron Hello Red Fox! Stroop Effect and Perception How Does Exercise Affect the Brain? Protect Your Brain: Egg Drop Helmets The Benefits of Good Posture How Do the Senses Work? Sense Lab Become a Slow Thinker Conquer Procrastination Interleaving and Other Brain Based Study Habits Socratic Soccer Ball Toss The Art of Saying No Amygdala Hijack: Cognitive Control

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

District wide Telephone Message Reminding Families of the Event date and time

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Word of mouth through students, which was not listed above. This was most successful because it involved our students and student buy-in was key to success.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW participation benefited our school because community members became aware of our school's commitment to brain health.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Next year, I am going to give students more control.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I don't use Facebook, nor will I ever use Facebook.

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Stanette Klatt

Contact Phone:

503 325-4331

Contact Email:

sklatt@astoria.k12.or.us

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