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Integrating HOSA in the Classroom Health Science and HOSA: A Healthy Partnership
HOSA is 100% Curricular • HOSA is designed to be an instructional tool that extends the school day. • Outcomes that are difficult to achieve in the classroom can be accomplished through HOSA.
HOSA for ALL Students • 100% affiliation assures that no student feels left out of HOSA activities. • Find ways to pay dues (donations, fund raising) for those with financial challenges, or those who choose not to pay.
HOSA As Classroom Leadership • Students elect one representative from each class to serve on the Executive Council. • The elected representative provides HOSA updates each day at the end of class. • Some teachers allow “HOSA Time” as a reward at the end of class if instructional objectives were achieved.
HOSA As Classroom Leadership • Allow a HOSA officer to present a certificate of appreciation to guest speakers. • Have students write “thank you notes” to guest speakers as a HOSA activity. • HOSA can paint the classroom, purchase equipment, etc. , to contribute to the classroom.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • After each unit with a great deal of terminology – use MEDICAL or DENTAL SPELLING as a review activity. • Note: Some teachers modify the event by having the students define and spell the term.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • Challenge another class (yours or another teacher’s) to a Medical Math challenge. The class with the highest average wins. • Suggestions – Challenge a science class. Your students may take the challenge seriously and work hard to prepare for the test.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • Take course content and ask students to deliver the content according to event guidelines. • Use the event rating sheet to grade the student’s work. • Works well with PREPARED SPEAKING, RESEARCHED PERSUSIVE SPEAKING, or EXTEMPORANEOUS WRITING.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • EXTEMPORANEOUS HEALTH POSTER can be adapted to fit almost ANYTHING in the curriculum. • Make it a homework assignment. • Use the rating sheet as a rubric to grade the poster. • Put the posters up on the walls in and around the classroom.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • JOB SEEKING SKILLS is ideal when teaching job search skills. • Run the event during class. • Ask administrators, guidance counselors, etc. or health care partners to serve as judges. • Be sure students dress appropriately for the interview.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • CAREER HEALTH DISPLAY adapts to almost any topic. • Instead of careers - how about diseases, body systems, types of medical technology, healthy behaviors, bioethical issues, etc. . • Ask administrators, guidance counselors, etc. or health care partners to serve as judges. • Set up a display in the school lobby.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • Many teachers buy a HOSA Bowl buzzer system for the classroom. • Creates a great format for review. • Allow classmates to read the questions and serve as judges. • Teaches leadership, teamwork and organizational skills while reviewing for a test.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • Students love CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING. • Creates a great format for including the teaching of thinking skills. • Can allow other students to serve as judges, using the event rating sheet.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • Is teaching PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE in your curriculum? • If so, use the HOSA event guidelines from start to finish. • Run the event as a unit assessment - both written (Round One) and performance.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • BIOMEDICAL DEBATE is a very popular event for students. • Use this event whenever there are opposing points of view to research. • Students will invest learning time outside of class to prepare for this classroom activity.
Competitive Events as Instructional Tools • The MEDICAL READING format can be used a variety of ways. • Sometimes teachers assign reading assignments (text, articles, etc. ) and use the Medical Reading format to encourage students to complete the assigned reading.
Make HOSA a Part of Good Instruction • Make sure HOSA activities in the classroom are part of the lesson plan and support instructional objectives. • Kids learn best when they are ENGAGED in the learning process, and having FUN. • Make sure that ALL students feel a part of HOSA in the classroom.
HOSA Time Outside the Classroom is Still Teaching Time • Never underestimate the value of the teacher/HOSA advisor as a role model for students. • Use your HOSA time to get to know your students, reach out to those with challenges, and celebrate the worth of individual HOSA members!