Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students (1-5)
- High school students (9-12)
- Middle school students (6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We began to construct a repository of resources and a step-by-step presentation creation guide to streamline the process of building personalized Brain Awareness Week presentations that will fit the needs of each unique classroom. Members of the University of Virginia Psychology department partnered with teachers at local elementary, middle, and high schools, with a particular emphasis on connecting with schools in low-income and under-served areas of our community. We will use our repository to create interchangeable custom modules that can be presented in classrooms throughout the spring semester by our graduate students and faculty. We made activity kits to accompany the contents of presentations and sent them to students so they could participate in hands-on activities from home via Zoom, as well as began to create a long-standing platform through which we can share our repository with others who want to create personalized presentations in the future.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Certificate of Participation
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It provided a sense of connection during a time of virtual schooling that has been particularly isolating.
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