Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students (1-5)
- Other: The direct and extended families of each student. The community where the school is located.
Approximate Number of People Reached:
120 families, 500 people.
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
I appreciate the opportunity to submit the report, read it and apologize for my handling of the English language. For the seventh year in a row, ExProfesso commemorates Brain Awareness Week this year for the first time in blended learning. The first activity was training for teachers (5 hours week 8 to 12 March), recalling the theoretical part of the central nervous system and brain and defining the strategies that were used for activities with students. Plenaries were virtual meetings with large groups (all children from the age of 3 to 12) in which it was the theoretical basis of a topic, with examples and graphic support. 1. My brain is an important organ "We are all the same but different, we all have a brain and a heart" 2. How do I take care of my brain? Sleep and immune system. 3. How do I take care of my brain? Stress and immune system 4. When I take care of my brain I learn more. (nutrition and somatosensory system) 5. We are all able to learn. The issue of diversity and human ability to learn was worked on. The circles were virtual meetings for small groups by age. To discuss and solve problems raised and to experience strategies that allow the care of our brains. Students learned basic notions about the brain as an organ, about its functions and its importance in human life. And they understood that people with Down syndrome also have the ability to learn, relate, and solve problems. They understood and expressed that all human beings learn and that each has a rhythm of its own to learn. Students learned basic notions about the brain as an organ, about its functions and its importance in human life. And they understood that people with Down syndrome also have the ability to learn, relate, and solve.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
School's virtual platform. School Faebook
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
- 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
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Students internalized organ concepts, functions, and related them to daily activities in their lives, to feel, to think, and to move. They proposed exercise routines for inside the house according to their age and the space in which they live. Students prepared a 10-minute routine for the day. prepared a poster to give recommendations on the importance of sleep. It was a work that includes the family and they have come up with what they learned to their family dynamic.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The circles of thought and work allowed families to participate in activities with their children. The circles of thought and construction allowed the students at each level to learn the importance of the brain in their daily lives. At the time of the COVID 19 pandemic the week of the brain allowed families to have family activities and find strategies to manage stress. The strategy of plenaries and circles in small groups allowed an interaction between teachers, family and students in virtual mode, without losing contact by physical distance.
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That they include the Spanish language, since not all users have the possibility to learn English especially those who live in high-risk areas in my country. Or we don't have the ability to learn it despite age and various attempts.