Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: Master's Students in Principal Preparation
Approximate Number of People Reached:
12 directly (in the workshop), hundreds indirectly (their students and fellow teachers and administrators in K-12 schools)
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
My overall goal is to incorporate more information regarding the Science of Learning into our Principal Preparation program, the Master's in School Administration. My goal is to create learning environments in which future principals come to understand and value the importance of learning and the brain, rather than just different models of instruction. I cover the required curriculum in the Instructional Leadership course, and I also insert use of the textbook, How the Brain Learns by David Sousa (latest edition always). Our chapters on gender differences and brain organization typically coincides with BAW and I make the students aware of BAW and the organization. Within our BAW classes this semester, students learned about brain parts (such as different lobes and structures such as the amygdala, hippocampus, corpus callosum, etc...) and implications for learning in classrooms (importance of nutrition, movement, etc.). The photos show the students labeling swim caps to show different brain parts (this was a creative idea of one of the students).
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Other Publicity Methods:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Having filled out this report is going to help tremendously as I will make all of my students aware of the many resources provided by BAW. Thank you! (I always mention BAW in class, but was not aware of the available resources - THANK YOU!)
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Have students or other participants log onto the BAW website during presentations to increase awareness of the resources of the website.
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