Arkansas is reportedly the first state in the country to implement CrashCourse—a virtual reality concussion education program created by TeachAids—in every high school, Governor Asa Hutchinson announces.
CrashCourse follows the successful application of a Facebook sponsored VR initiative across the state of Arkansas, the first state in the nation to mandate virtual reality education in all public high schools. In a unique partnership, the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Department of Health, and Arkansas Activities Association have joined forces with TeachAids to provide compelling concussion education to empower youth across the state, according to a news release.
“Arkansas is setting a precedent for the rest of the nation in providing cutting-edge VR education to its students,” Hutchinson says in the release. “Through our unique partnership with TeachAids, this groundbreaking concussion education experience will empower young people to solve real-world problems in our increasingly technology-driven society.”
“We are proud to partner with the state of Arkansas in this historic progression for concussion education, and applaud Governor Hutchinson for his leadership in prioritizing unique learning opportunities for young people,” comments Dr Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAids. “Working together with local government and other key stakeholders, we will be able to enhance the way we teach kids about concussions for generations to come.”
Leveraging the latest research from Stanford University, CrashCourse was developed by TeachAids to provide student athletes with the latest medical knowledge about the prevention and treatment of concussions. According to reports, 3 out of 5 high school students do not report their concussions or are unaware of them at all, the release suggests.