BAW Report 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizing institution:

Astoria Middle School

BAW Web site:

N/A

Phone:

5033254331

Fax:

5033254331

Email:

sklatt@astoria.k12.or.us

BAW EVENT(S) SUMMARY

Number of events organized during BAW:

1

Type of BAW events held:

  • Symposium

Target audience(s):

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Other Audience:

Parents and other family members, Students from other grade levels

Approximate number of people reached:

404

Details of major BAW events/activities:

Our symposium was a 7th Grade Event. We started our research by watching, The Thrill of Learning at the edge of your seat, an TedEd video. This talk inspired students to start their research in the book, Learning How to Learn: A Guide for Kids and Teens by Barbara Oakley. As the work progressed, students began to specialize, using internet research, until they found a topic to present at our Brain Symposium. This discovery phase lasted about 3 weeks. The students collaborated to create individual and partner stations for our symposium. Some of our stations were interactive, while others were more informative. For example, we had a Zombie Bowling Alley to learn about "Zombie Habits", a tomato prize drawing tomato to learn "The Pomodoro Technique", ideas from Barbara Oakley's book, Learning How to Learn. We also used Dana Foundation resources, "It's Mind Boggling", and "More Mind Boggling" to create stations, such as, "How are Taste and Smell Related?", "Build a Neuron", and "Protect Your Brain: Wear a Helmet!" Egg Drop. We had Stroop Effect stations, a juggling station, a sleep station, a maintaining optimal stress station, a how to say no station, improve your posture headstand station; all stations were created and managed by students. Some of our researchers created stations such as Managing Writer's Block, Phineas Gage, Autism, How Learning Music Affects Your Brain. Lastly, we used Lacrosse balls to teach people about NED Breaks, which help manage focus and diffuse thinking modes. For more information on NED Breaks, please go to https://neuraleducation.org. For more information on Learning How to Learn, please go to https://barbaraoakley.com/books/learning-how-to-learn.

EVENT PLANNING & PUBLICITY

Publicity methods used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of these publicity methods was most successful?

The most effective method was sending flyers home to parents and families because it was an opportunity for important people in our students' lives to see this work.

BAW FEEDBACK & KEYS TO SUCCESS

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Students have a better understanding of their brain development and families have a new perspective on their children.

Please share any suggestions that may help others plan their BAW events:

Plan early, be flexible, and create a collaborative team to manage the event.

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