Brain Awareness Week

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Hillcrest High School

Organized by:
Hillcrest High School

Participating Organizations:
NA

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Online/Virtual

Target Audiences:

  • High school students (9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

90+

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Since this was a unique year with the pandemic and school wide events were limited or cancelled/banned altogether, this year's BAW event was mostly in Psychology and Sociology classes. Students were shown detailed instructions for how to make a digital children's book and the theme was brains! In the books, students showed brain parts, location, and function, and wrote an awesome story to go along with the details.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

google classroom

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Making the books an assignment was a great success for teaching my AP students brain parts and functions for the exam, but it was also one of the most successful and exciting activities as rated by students this year! Students had fun sharing their books with other students and families.

Resources

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

  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • More Mindbogglers! Booklet
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet

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

  • New Lesson Plans

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 has grown my knowledge and understanding of the brain and has given our campus more of an interest in mental health and brain health in general

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

Don't overthink it; planning large events can be tedious or difficult but make it fun!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

n/a

Contact Information

BAW Website:

NA

Contact Name:

Amy Bonwell

Contact Phone:

9512645946

Contact Email:

amy.bonwell@alvordschools.org

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