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Activate. Grades K-2. Activate. Comes to us from Yale University Based on the work of Dr. Wexler Underwritten by a grant from NIH Based on neuroscience research One of five schools in FCPS piloting program Is used across the US and in China.

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Activate

Activate

Grades K-2


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Activate

  • Comes to us from Yale University

  • Based on the work of Dr. Wexler

  • Underwritten by a grant from NIH

  • Based on neuroscience research

  • One of five schools in FCPS piloting program

  • Is used across the US and in China

  • Focused on the development of 8 cognitive skills (executive functioning):

  • Self regulation

  • Response to inhibition

  • Cognitive flexibility

  • Multiple simultaneous attention

  • Pattern recognition

  • Processing speed

  • Working memory

  • Sustained attention


Benefits
Benefits

  • The 8 cognitive skills can all be developed

  • Development of any skill requires repetition and increasing rigor and complexity

  • The skills identified are the ones students need to be successful at learning and in school/life

  • The computer exercises are married with physical exercises that reinforce the skills and provide cross training

  • Attention skills are prefrontal cortex skills


Interesting
Interesting

  • 100 Billion neurons

  • Each connected to thousands

  • Want to develop as many connections as possible

  • Neural pathways can be created and strengthened

  • Brain is plastic- especially so in young kids

  • Activate provides targeted stimulation to prefrontal cortex

  • Physical exercises engage the same neurocognitive systems as computer exercises but in the context of whole body movement and social interaction

  • Coaching can be provided to help students improve as they work through the levels

  • NIH designed assessments- preliminary at session 6, next at 100 mins.,Midterm at 500 mins., Comprehensive at 1000 mins.


Teacher training
Teacher Training

  • Face to Face training with Yale representative

  • Ongoing webinars through teacher portal

  • Collaboration with other pilot schools

  • FCPS support personnel and special projects administrator


Specifics
Specifics

  • Three to four times per week for 20 minutes for web based exercises-minimum of 1000 minutes

  • We have ordered computers, been given donations, upgraded systems and have laptop carts and a lab set up

  • Schedule has been developed with initiation starting next week

  • PE activities have been embedded in skill set by the FCPS PE curriculum specialists

  • It will be scheduled as a whole class but each child will proceed independently

  • Cognitive demands and complexity increases as the games progress.

  • Three main game types but hundreds of levels and speeds


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