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Press Release: BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grants Program for 2014
CHICAGO, IL (January 30, 2014) – The BrainWare Company announced the continuation of the BrainWare Awareness Week Grants Program for a third consecutive year, leading up to the celebration of Brain Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2014.
In the first two years, licenses worth over $200,000 have been awarded to schools in the United States and Canada. For 2014, an additional $100,000 worth of licenses for BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development software and SkateKids and Ramps To Reading cognitively based reading programs will be awarded
The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools.
Criteria for the grants include demonstration of ongoing efforts to promote awareness and understanding of the brain among students, teachers and parents; a commitment to effective program implementation; and assessing, documenting and sharing the impact of the program within the applicant’s community and with other educators and schools.
“Brain research has the potential to change education dramatically from an industrial-age model to an information-age model,” said Betsy Hill, President & COO of The BrainWare Company. “It is vital that educators understand the learning process, how to translate research into classroom practice, and how to support and improve students’ capacity to learn and think effectively. This understanding will be indispensable in meeting the goals of the new Common Core Standards. The BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Week Grants Program is our way of contributing to broader awareness of the importance of brain research.”
The grant application process opens February 1, with a deadline of February 28. 2014. Applications may be submitted online at http://www.mybrainware.com/who-we-help/educator/brain-awareness-week-grants-2014. Successful grant applicants will be announced during Brain Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2014.
About The BrainWare Company
The BrainWare Company is a Chicago-based company that develops and markets programs and tools that further the application of sound neuroscience principles to the teaching and learning process. Its software programs combine neuroscience with motivating video-game technology, and include BrainWare SAFARI, the leading cognitive skills development software in the education market, and SkateKids and Ramps To Reading cognitively based reading programs developed by SKO Learning. The BrainWare Company has developed professional development programs for educators, clinicians and corporate workforce development under the Brains On brand, and was the creator of the acclaimed Neuroscience in Education Webinar Series. The BrainWare Company’s innovative approaches make the application of neuroscience practical and effective for consumers, educators, and clinicians and in the workplace.
About BrainWare® SAFARI
BrainWare SAFARI develops 41 cognitive skills in a comprehensive, integrated and engaging way. The areas of skill development are grouped into six areas: Attention, Memory, Visual Processing, Auditory Processing, Thinking, and Sensory Integration. BrainWare SAFARI was named one of the Top 100 Products of 2011 by District Administration Magazine, and has earned an impressive array of awards including the Software and Information Industry CODiE Award as Best Education Game or Simulation; a Parents’ Choice Award, a Teachers’ Choice for the Family Award; the Academics’ Choice Mindspring Award; a Mom’s Choice Award; a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval.
About SkateKids™ and Ramps To Reading™
SkateKids and Ramps To Reading are online digital game-based reading programs built to stimulate and develop the cognitive processes necessary for reading, including Planning, Attention and Sequential and Simultaneous Processing, while students build critical literacy skills. SkateKids was a finalist for the Software and Information Industry CODiE Award as Best Education Game or Simulation.
For further information, visit www.MyBrainWare.com or call 877-BRAIN-10 (877-272-4610).