Brain Awareness Week

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Abington Senior High

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Abington Senior High

Participating Organizations:
Abington Senior High

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1 - extended throughout the week

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Throughout Brain Awareness week there was a different lesson taught each day in relation to the brain, its function and the impact of brain trauma. The objectives for the week were to increase students' general knowledge of the brain and its function, as well as to educate them on the impact of brain trauma. The majority of students had never previously studied the brain, so therefore the lessons provided an opportunity for direct instruction about the brain. At the end of the week students completed various activities that reflected an increased knowledge of the brain. The students also had the opportunity to discuss common myths about the brain and uncover the truth.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media alerted the students to the upcoming events and provided information in a format they were tuned into.

Resources

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It provided the students with direct instruction and information on the brain, which they had not previously had an opportunity to have. Increased awareness of the implications of brain trauma.

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

Any additional activities or experiments to actively engage students in the material would be helpful.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

None

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Jaime Farrington

Contact Phone:

215-884-4700

Contact Email:

farrja@abington.k12.pa.us

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