Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The Pedagogical Coordination of the Liceu Coração de Jesus, together with the faculty and students, prepared the Brain Awareness Week in partnership with the Dana Foundation (New York) from March 11 to 15. Teachers developed projects related to neuroscience applied to Education (study of the Central Nervous System, mindfulness, perception and sensitivity, affectivity, gamification, memory exercises, movement activities, etc.). Teachers prepared the “good morning” with topics related to the brain, such as: the importance of the central nervous system; Drug use and harmful effects on youth development; facial and sign recognition in language, social-emotional skills and community life; Emotions and experiences in school. The students got involved with the activities and expressed the desire to know more about the theme. We believe that neuroscience walks alongside education, and thinking about studying the brain is observing the development of children and young people through science and technology, without forgetting the values and spirituality of making the student an integral being. We believe in the education that forms for the protagonism, the innovation and the project of life. The results obtained with the project were: students and teachers engaged in brain research; teachers developed differentiated activities; the parents participated in the “good days”; creativity and protagonism of the students in the activities. We believe that innovative schools need to be in tune with what is most modern in education, in dialogue with young people and with emerging society.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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:
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Students have shown increased interest in brain health and human development. It was possible to note a search for preventive actions aimed at the health and well-being of the Nervous System.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Our school community was contaminated by the BAW proposal. It’s the second year we do. I can say that if teachers do not embrace the project, it may not work. I’m happy because the team believes in brain study and the benefits of neuroscience for education.
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