"Students who used BrainWare Safari in 3rd grade and returned in 4th grade reduced the gap between their performance and expectation by at least half on reading tests. Students who used the program in 4th grade and returned in 5th grade reduced the gap by 75%. We currently focus on using the program with Title I students because it helps them more rapidly close the gap by developing skills they lack and that are difficult to remediate in any other way. We wish funding permitted us to use the program with all of our students."
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.