New Vistas Center for Education

Organized by:
New Vistas Center for Education

Participating Organizations:

New Vistas Center for EducationChandler Arizona

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

On our campus at New Vistas, we have been engaged in ‘Build a Better Brain University’ activities monthly during the 2018-2019 school year. We covered the themes of self-control, insight, awareness, resilience, and creativity. Through these topics, we have learned about the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, hippocampus and amygdala. During Brain Awareness Week, fifth and sixth learned more about neurons, and the importance of the myelin sheath in neural communication. WE had a visit from our ‘Brain Ambassador’ who used his ‘talker’ to talk with us about PMD and how that affects his ability to communicate and be mobile. Many thanks to the wonderful DANA sponsors for the activity books, stickers, pencils and erasers. Students throughout the school were engaged in meaningful, interesting activities, and enjoyed the week!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We communicated with our parents through emails and posters.


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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • bookmarks and pencils

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Fact Sheets

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?

Students in our school love to learn and love to be challenged. I think it also opened career possibilities for many of them.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

Contact Name:

Linda McFadyen

Contact Phone:


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