New educator tool for concussion and other brain injuries
To help ease the burden of knowing what academic adjustments to use and how to best support students with concussions and other brain injuries, the Iowa Department of Education partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide statewide access to the Get Schooled on Concussions Website, including the Teacher Acute Concussion Tool (TACT).
To enter the website, use your school email to login and password: TACTiowa2020. The tool utilizes a just-in-time model; therefore, no training is needed. Educators will receive four specific week-long classroom strategies delivered to their email inbox tailored to teaching styles, content areas, environmental and student factors. Also included with the website is access to over 30 tip sheets and video tutorials on academic support of concussion management in elementary, middle and high schools.