One in five high school athletes will experience a concussion. With proper care, most concussions can heal within 10 days; if not treated properly, however, a concussion may have lasting physical, emotional, and cognitive effects.
To help bring the latest concussion education to students, parents, and coaches, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has formed a new partnership with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in global education innovation and the creators of CrashCourse. TeachAids’ CrashCourse is a free, video-based interactive learning experience that aims to raise awareness of the latest science around concussions to shift the conversation away from fear and silence toward one of knowledge and empowerment.
CrashCourse Concussion Education
Watch the CrashCourse concussion education video above. The full CrashCourse series includes a set of free interactive educational products.
NEW! CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through
The CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through conceptualizes an otherwise “invisible injury.” It uses state-of-the-art technology from Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center. With dramatic race footage coupled with her own personal concussion experience, world mountain biking champion Kate Courtney takes the viewer on a journey through the human brain. This fly-through showcases the brain’s blood vessels, nervous system, and cerebrospinal fluid cavities while emphasizing the complexity and fragility of the brain – as well as the importance of caring for it.
The Brain Fly-Through can be accessed through the video above, or on YouTube as a standard video and in virtual reality. This eight-minute CrashCourse Multi-Sport production was developed by award-winning nonprofit TeachAids in collaboration with USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon, and USA Wrestling.
Advisors for the full program include dozens of leading medical experts from across the nation. To learn more about the CrashCourse initiative, click here to watch a video featuring Gerald Grant, M.D., division chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford; Steve Young, Super Bowl MVP and NFL Hall of Fame member; and David Shaw, Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football at Stanford University.