Farmville Middle School

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Farmville Middle School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: classroom instruction

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

I used the materials over several weeks to introduce both Academically Gifted and struggling readers to the concepts of brain plasticity. We read informational texts (both those provided through DANA and other vetted sites) Students worked through the Mindbogglers materials, played the games, visited other internet locations that included games and information.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Unsure, because we focused on classroom instruction


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!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It supported student understanding of brain plasticity, the complexity of the brain, care and feeding of the brain. We were definitely at an awareness level and building/correcting misinformation.

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

I really appreciated starting “small” this year, and hope to increase my reach next year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

Contact Name:

Jane Shrader

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