University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1 three hour event during the Week, 4 additional sessions following



Type of Events Held:

  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • K-12 Teachers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

12 Teachers participated, each applied learning to classrooms of students in PK-12 schools.

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Instructional Leadership course in the Master’s in School Administration program at UNCC incorporates David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns textbook into the second half of the course, the introduction of which occurs during Brain Awareness Week. The objective is to show future principals how critical an understanding and awareness of how the brain learns is to instructional leadership. Students consistently report on evaluations that the brain awareness components of the course are their favorite and most salient in the course.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

The students, all future principals in PK-12 schools, incorporate this learning into their schools. The reach of the result of the content is widespread, although we do not publicize this beyond the university and the participating schools.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

See prior response.


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

  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Adults' Fact Sheets
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It is occuring to me as I type this report, that providing you with the email addresses of all of the participating students may be beneficial to them and to you. I will look for an opportunity to do this when I teach this course again in the fall.

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

PK-12 teachers consistently find this information more useful than the traditional Models of Teaching (which we also include in this class). Getting it into the hands of the PK-12 teaching community may help them to help others.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Rebecca Shore

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