How can we get access to the Being Brainy programme?

Click on the Register now button on the website.
This will enable you to register your school and a contact person for the programme.
The contact person will then receive a login and password for your school to access all the programme and resources.

How much does it cost?

The programme has been funded by the Brain Research New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence and it is free of charge to participating schools.

Who do we contact if we have specific questions that come up during the unit that we cannot answer?

Feel free to use the Contact us form on the website. We will have experts checking the emails regularly and we will try to answer your questions as soon as possible.

Is there any professional development available to prepare for this programme?

We will be running professional development days at different times throughout the year. If you are interested in being part of this training, please send us an email and let us know and we will send you details / dates as they become available.
If your school would be interested in organising and hosting the science cluster for your area to be introduced to how the programme works, we will try to accommodate the dates that suit you. 

How much does the professional development cost?

Again, this is free of charge to schools.

Do you have to teach the programme as a whole or can we choose parts of the programme that fit in well with what we are studying?

It is entirely up to you.

Do you have to teach the lessons in order?

We suggest that if you are going to use the entire programme that you teach lessons 1 and 2 first as these are the lessons that introduce the main parts of the brain and give an overview of how it works.
Lessons 3-6 can be taught in any order you like. It may be easier for your school / syndicate to teach them at different times for efficiency of sharing resources etc
Lesson 7 and 8 are really there to wrap the unit up and consolidate what has been learned throughout the unit.

Are there any opportunities where our school could arrange a neuroscientist to come and visit?

Contact us and we will see what we can do to accommodate your request! We may even be able to bring in some examples of brains that your students can see and touch to bring the unit to life.
If we are not able to visit, you can request a Skype interview through the Contact us form with one of our neuroscientists.

We have produced some amazing work and we would love to share it with others, how can we do this?

We would love to see what you have been doing with the unit. You can do this by sending us an email through the Contact us form.

We have feedback that we want to give you. How can we do that?

Just use the Contact us form – we’d love to hear from you.

How does this programme differ from Life Education?

This programme focuses specifically on the brain and how it functions. It complements what is covered briefly in Life Education but goes into a lot more depth.