As an educator, you are in an influential position to promote learning initiatives among your students. No matter your concussion knowledge level, you will be able to use the CrashCourse products to optimize learning and retention in your environment. If you are highly knowledgeable about concussions, or have access to medical/health experts, CrashCourse products can be used as a supplementary tool to reiterate key concepts and messages. However, if you are new to this information, you may simply show the curriculum in your classroom or during practice to help build new knowledge and correct misconceptions. As concussions are more likely to occur during practices rather than in games, it’s important to share this information with your students or team members as soon as possible.
Product 1: CrashCourse | Concussion Education. This 12-minute video shares the latest medical knowledge about concussion symptoms, prevention, and treatment. An injured athlete faces a dilemma: “Stay in the Game” or “Take a Knee” and asks viewers what they would do. Note: Many athletic programs use this content to provide course certification for their athletes. See FAQ on certification below to learn more.
Product 2: CrashCourse | Brain Fly-Through. Using state-of-the art technology from Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center, this video is a journey through the human brain. Traveling amidst blood vessels, cerebrospinal fluid and white matter, this fly-through demonstrates the complexity and fragility of the brain, emphasizing the importance of caring for it. Note: Highly recommended for science and human biology classrooms. A Teacher’s Guide for the Brain Fly-Through can be found here.
Product 3: CrashCourse | Concussion Story Wall. This product is an interactive database featuring 4,000 stories from individuals describing personal concussion experiences. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are affected including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, caregivers, and military veterans. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists, and physicians. For class curriculum, 14 leading medical experts offer video descriptions of concussion symptoms and how best to manage them. This is an invaluable resource to give students a well-rounded understanding of concussions and their effects on real people.