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“Bell Ringer” Earns Two Telly Awards

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AETN is proud to announce that “Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury” has earned international recognition in the 38th annual Telly Awards.

The documentary film and accompanying professional development materials highlighted the effects of concussions on student athletes and was awarded a Silver Telly — the competition’s highest honor — for “General Documentary: Individual” and a Bronze Telly for “General Education.”

“Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury,” produced by ArkansasIDEAS’ Justin Blake Crum, addresses the dangers of concussions through personal testimonies from students and professional athletes and interviews coaches, renowned researchers, certified athletic trainers and other medical professionals. Together, they describe the short-term effects and long-term risks of concussions, explaining how to handle them when they occur and the best prevention methods.

AETN produced “Bell Ringer” in response to The Arkansas Concussion Protocol Act of 2013, as well as Act 1214 of 2011, which requires coaches to complete training on concussions.

“Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury” is available for online professional development credit for Arkansas state licensed educators via ArkansasIDEAS. The full-length film and additional information, including a toolkit for safely navigating brain injuries, is available at

We are deeply proud of our teams’ outstanding work to serve the educators and families of Arkansas by delving into this vital topic.


“Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury”


“Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury”


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