"When I was a freshman in high school, my teacher told my dad, 'Leah doesn't know how to think.' As time went on, I realized I had trouble piecing together how certain events culminated in larger happenings. I often forgot events in my own history. While I've dealt with my disconnects in a number of ways, I decided to check out BrainWare Safari. Not only can a clinician use it to spot your trouble spots, you'll quickly find them out on your own--and your strengths as well. One unexpected benefit I realized was an improvement in my art-making ability. If found that I was more in tune with how textures, colors and sequences play off each other, having worked on the exercises that force you to from one complete picture in your head from three boards of Tic Tac Toe. I am also using the focusing techniques I learned when I throw my hat on top of my credit card and am able to form a mental picture of where it is."
For the fourth year, we are celebrating Brain Awareness Week with a grants program for schools, but we are also adding something new in this year for individual educators. The BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grants Program is designed to promote a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools. Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by the Dana Foundation, is scheduled for March 16 to 22, 2015.
BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grant Awards:
BrainWare SAFARI Classroom Grant -- 1-year BrainWare SAFARI license for a classroom with 1 teacher and up to 35 students, within an Elementary, Middle or High School. Up to 3 BrainWare SAFARI Classroom Grants will be awarded.
SkateKids / Ramps To Reading Classroom Grant -- 1-year SkateKids/ Ramps To Reading license for a classroom with 1 teacher and up to 35 students, within an Elementary or Middle School. Up to 3 SkateKids / Ramps To Reading Classroom Grants will be awarded.
BrainWare SAFARI Student Support Grant -- BrainWare SAFARI licenses for up to 10 students, within an Elementary, Middle or High School. Up to 5 BrainWare SAFARI Student Support Grants will be awarded.
SkateKids / Ramps To Reading Student Support Grant -- SkateKids / Ramps To Reading licenses for up to 10 students, within an Elementary or Middle School. Up to 5 SkateKids Student Support Grants will be awarded..
Brains On Tuition Grant -- Enrollment for one teacher in the online course From Synapses to Strategies. Awardees may choose from several date options. Up to 15 Brains On Tuition Grants will be awarded.
The recipients of the BrainWare Brain Awareness Grants will be announced during Brain Awareness Week 2015.