Note: Some products are available for Certification. See question below to learn more.
USA Baseball and TeachAids Unite to Provide Concussion EducationVisit
CrashCourse Concussion Education and Brain Fly-Through videos are available (online and VR versions) and can be found on our Products Page and our YouTube Channel. The interactive Concussion Story Wall is hosted on this independent website. To complete our concussion education suite, our final product is scheduled to be released 2022.
This means any person or entity is able to use the TeachAids products at no cost.
The CrashCourse products are designed for contexts beyond athletics. In fact, falls are the most common cause of concussion. And within sports, cycling is the leading cause of athletic-related injuries.
Below are steps to educate your school and empower your community:
As an educator, you are in an influential position to promote education initiatives among your students. Despite your knowledge level around various health issues, you will be able to use the CrashCourse products to optimize learning and retention in your environment. If you are highly knowledgeable about these issues, or have access to a medical/health expert, these 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 classrooms or in practice to help build new knowledge and correct misconceptions.
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”. What would you do? Note: Many athletic programs use this content to provide course certification for their athletes. See additional FAQ question 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 700+ individual’s stories describing personal concussion experiences. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers 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 for “all about concussions” discussions.
The CrashCourse concussion products are designed as comprehensive education and mental health resources for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers and Military Veterans. They also serve as referral sources for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians.
The lessons in the CrashCourse curriculum are applicable to all. Our partnerships with the Brain Injury Association of America, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies, the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and other special programs position us to reach 100+ million athletes, coaches, parents, medical professionals, and Veterans in the next 5 years.
For those interested in earning a course certification, several organizations offer them to the public free of cost. For immediate certification download, try USA Football’s website (click here for instructions). Other examples are USA Artistic Swimming, USA Field Hockey and US Speedskating.