BAW Report 2012

GENERAL INFORMATION

Organizing institution:

Idoi+delfabro Una nueva forma de aprender

Other participating organizations:

Idoi+delfabro

BAW Web site:

N/A

Phone:

54-2317-524999

Email:

alejandradelfabro@hotmail.com

BAW EVENT(S) SUMMARY

Type of BAW events held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Other event type:

Projects designed and directed by Alejandra Del Fabro

Target audience(s):

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High school students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Other Audience:

Parents (1 to 8 year olds)

Approximate number of people reached:

200

Details of major BAW events/activities

Kinder, “The Brain” Brain models made to learn “what´s it inside their heads?” How? Taking a large sheet of newspaper and made a ball: our first “part” of the brain. Then, we took another one and did the same. Now we had two “parts”, i.e. two hemispheres. Some glue pasted the whole piece of art. Then, Kids worked out a “Brain Puzzle”, published by DANA, by using small pieces of paper; we made beginning and end meet! Also, we discovered the two parts of the brain “have different jobs”. We also discussed the importance of healthy food for the brain. GREAT JOB! Primary, “Getting to know us” Sharing the story “Feeling afraid” by Joy Berry, published by Scholastic, was a stepping stone to work “emotions”. Through the story, we learned that emotions happen not only in our minds but also in our bodies. We entered the world of basic emotions: everybody feels happy, sad, scared, surprised, disgusted, sad or angry: These are in our brains from the very moment we´re born and we share them with people from different countries and times. “Basic emotions’ are global”, a student said. Then, we talked about what to do when we´re angry and how we can control impulsiveness. We made up a song by using antonyms. Remember “If you´re happy and you know it”? Our version was “If you´re angry and you know it”. It´s important to spot other people´s emotions by looking at their faces, so we role played using the “Emotions Cards” published by Asociación Educar. Finally, we concluded that if “I can see a sad expression in my friend´s face, I can do something to stop making him feel upset or helping him feel better. AWESOME! Secondary, “MIRROR NEURONS” Two students, Pilar and Lara, volunteered to investigate mirror neurons. They did a great job which was shown to the whole school community at the local theatre. They said “We tested them. It was great seeing a baby smile after our own smiles” OUTSTANDING! Participating in BAW was out of our minds! We´re looking for next year! Alejandra Del Fabro

EVENT PLANNING & PUBLICITY

Publicity methods used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of these publicity methods was most successful?

e-mails because parents had the chance to learn what was happening inside the classrooms

BAW FEEDBACK & KEYS TO SUCCESS

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

I think everybody benefited from BAW. It was the first time in my community and people were amazaed

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

Primary and Secondary Emotions: Where do they happen in the brain? Why? What is it already there? What do we have to teach?

Please provide any "quotable comments" on your BAW event(s).

I am committed in leaving a positive and meaningful difference in my students’ lives. I am sure this event followed that path.

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