Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: promotion through our HS daily bulletin
- High School students(9-12)
- Other: HS Teachers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Around 500, including 480 HS students
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This first year, we decided to start BAW in a subtle way. Every day our students read the Daily Bulletin, so we used this communication media to publish the top 5 neuromyths that are impacting current education practices. In doing so, we debunked these myths to both students and teachers who still believe in most of them. Results are just as subtle as our initial strategy. Teachers and students have stopped using "learning styles" and started talking about "learning preferences"; students now know that our brain works as a net -no more 10% myth. Based on our results, next year we will implement workshops for HS students to learn more about brain research and its impact in our daily lives.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
High School Daily Bulletin
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- Puzzles: Grades 6-8
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
As explained before, our main goal was to subtly introduce BAW and debunk the most common neuromyths in Education. Immediate outcomes are observed in students changing the way they express their learning preferences, teachers stop using the old VAK model to deliver their classes.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
This year we collected base data. Next year we will introduce lessons in mini workshop for both students and teachers.
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