“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.”
Plutarch

BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grants 2014

2014 marks the third year of the BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grants.  The grant 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, and in recognition of Brain Awareness Week 2014.  Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by the Dana Foundation, is scheduled for March 10 to 16, 2014.  Up to 18 school applicants will receive a variety of awards with a value totaling over $100,000 in licenses for BrainWare SAFARI cognitive development software or SkateKids and Ramps To Reading cogniitively based reading programs.

BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grant Awards:

BrainWare SAFARI One-Year School-Wide Grant -- 1-year building-level BrainWare SAFARI license for an Elementary or Middle School.
1 BrainWare SAFARI One-Year School-Wide Grant will be awarded.

SkateKids and Ramps To Reading One-Year School-Wide Grant -- 1-year building level license for BrainWare SAFARI for an Elementary or Middle School.
1 SkateKids and Ramps To Reading One-Year School-Wide Grant will be awarded.

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.

Student Support Grants -- 5 student licenses for BrainWare SAFARI or SkateKids/Ramps To Reading, as appropriate, to be used within one School, Elementary, Middle or High School.  Up to 10 Student Support Grants may be awarded to quality applications that are not selected to receive a building-wide or classroom license grant for BrainWare SAFARI or SkateKids / Ramps To Reading.  Recipients of Student Support Grants will be chosen from among the pool of applicants for the school0wide and classroom grants.  A separate application for a Student Support Grant is not required.

The recipients of the BrainWare Brain Awareness Grants will be announced during Brain Awareness Week 2014.

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Parents Say ... Other Programs Don’t Have the Depth of Research

by Sue D. (Michael, Age 12)

BrainWare is more intensive and strategic in terms of building connections in the brain. It's wonderful! Other games don't have the depth of research behind them."

Kids Say ... I’ve Gotten Better at Listening

by Drew D. (Age 10)

"I've gotten better at listening. I used to misunderstand stuff because I didn't read the instructions and got right to work, but BrainWare Safari taught me to slow down and double-check my work."

Parents Say ... Now He’s More Focused

by Harlan K. (Adam, Age 12)

"Before BrainWare Safari, Adam used to drift away a lot and get distracted when he was doing challenging problems, especially in math. Now he's more focused. We're really pleased with that. It's a wonderful program."

Kids Say ... My Teacher Was Very Impressed

by Rachael H. (Age 7)

"I think it was fun and it helps me with my memory. When I had Chinese class, I got all of them right. The teacher was very impressed."

Educators Say ... Helping Our Students Close Academic Gaps

by Anne Budicin, Resource Teacher, Glenwood School

"Because of our students' backgrounds, we are always striving to provide them with opportunities that close academic gaps and help them achieve their true potential. BrainWare Safari is an essential part of achieving this. It helped our students improve their shor-term, long-term and working memory. Teachers have seen improvement in attentiveness during lessons and noted better recall of information. Ultimately, BrainWare Safari helps to prepare our students for high school and beyond by bridging those gaps in achievement and cognitive processing."

Adult Users Say ... I Am Very Aware of How Specific Exercises Help Me in My Job

by Sam Kline, Construction Field Engineer

When I interviewed for my current job as a Construction Field Engineer, I was asked to take an aptitude test. I was told that very few people got halfway through the test. I completed 49 out of 50 questions and received one of the highest scores ever. Having used BrainWare Safari, I was able to process and respond quickly. I am very aware of how specific exercises help me in my job role. The directionality and visualization exercises have made it is easy for me to direct a co-worker right or left to set up instrumentation in the field even if I am not facing the same direction. And the scanning exercises help with noticing small details in drawings. To me, BrainWare breaks down the basic building blocks of thinking and learning."

Adult Users Say ... If I’d Had It Earlier, School Would Have Been Much Less Difficult

by Joshua Woodward, MSW, Chicago, IL

"I spent the better part of my years in grammar school in "LD" classes, where I wasn't challenged. I suffered when I made the transition to "Mainstream" classes. My performance was average at best, but I was able to teach myself the necessary skills to be as successful as my peers and did the same at all of the subsequent transitions to junior high, high school, college and graduate school. After having worked through BrainWare Safari, I can attest to its usability as well as playability. Had I been given such a tool in my early stages of learning, i blelieve my time in school would have been less difficult."

Kids Say ... Go at the Pace That Is Right for You

by Andrew T. (Age 11)

"BrainWare Safari taught me that if you are rushing in math you can get a lot of questions wrong, but if you go at a certain pace that is right for you, can get the problems right."

Educators Say ... I Could See Changes in Their Ability to Think Logically

by Michelle Fisher-Jones, Teacher, IN

"It is sad, as an educator, to see many students who come into my class lacking the confidence they need to be successful in school. It is imperative that students are given the opportunities to excel. BrainWare Safari was that opportunity and the students definitely took advantage of it. I could see changes in their ability to think logically and to solve problems. They looked forward to practicing the skills in BrainWare Safari. They just wanted to keep going."

Homeschooling Parents Say ... This Is What I Have Been Looking For

by Michelle H., Homeschooling Mother

"This is dynamite! This is what I have been looking to find for quite some time now. My son is dyslexic and he is doing well with BrainWare Safari. It is an excellent tool to have in your homeschool environment."

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