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Course Intro


  Module Six: Competitive Events as an Instructional Tool  
  Integrating Competitive Events in the HOSA Classroom    
  HOSA is an integral part of the Health Occupations Education program, and provides enhancement to the objectives taught in the Health Occupations classroom.  
  Why HOSA?  
  HOSA's origins are in the curriculum
When HOSA was created as an integral part of the curriculum, it was designed to support and reinforce classroom learning outcomes - not the other way around.
  HOSA's purpose is learning
What HOSA does is motivate kids to learn. HOSA conferences, events, and partnerships all motivate Health Occupations students to do more than would be reasonable within the classroom walls.
  HOSA's learning value reaches program content and beyond
HOSA members learn HOE goals and competencies, and they learn them well. They also learn about leadership, responsibility, teamwork, communication, and other "real world" skills.

  The HOSA Competitive Events Program provides a powerful instructional tool.
When you focus on the purpose of the competitive events program, you focus on achieving HOE goals. The goals are achieved through the process - not the reward! What are the goals?
  1. Learning >> process  
  2. Fun (relationships) >> process  
  3. Self-respect/internal satisfaction >> process
The medals are NOT the goal - they are
the reward we use to motivate students
to achieve the goals.
  Guiding Thoughts
  The priority is to offer the best learning experience possible through Health Occupations Education. HOSA is a part of that process.
  The value of competitive events happens before the competition. It is the learning that takes place in the days, weeks and months BEFORE the competition.
  The Competitive Events (CE) Program is designed to be comprehensive, challenging, and efficient, with minimal duplication of effort.
  The CE Program is not just a bunch of events - it's a PROGRAM.  
  Misguided Thoughts
  But that's the way we've always done it.
  But in our region, we…
  Since I'm right and you disagree with me, you must be wrong!
  We should reward everyone!
  Our system proves who is the best at…
  Of particular value in connected instruction….  
  Category I (Terminology, Math, Spelling and Knowledge) events reinforce and remind students of fundamental concepts of Health Occupations Education. These events should serve as a review for students who plan to continue their education, as the terminology of medicine is central to all health professions.  
  Category II events (Skill events) help individualize skill instruction based on the students career goal. They provide the outline for individualized units of instruction in a comprehensive HOE class, or support actual classroom goals for career-specific courses. Specifically, students who plan to pursue any of the following careers could learn the knowledge and skills associated with the event as their individualized instruction plan for the unit:
    Dental Careers  
    Medical Assisting - Clinical or Administrative  
    Dental Laboratory Technology  
    Sports Medicine  
    Veterinary Medicine  
    Physical Therapy  
    EMT or Paramedic  
    Medical Laboratory Technology  
    Nursing Careers  
  Category III events (Individual Leadership) strengthen the leadership and basic skills of future healthcare professionals.  


  Category IV events (Team Leadership) help build teamwork skills while strengthening understanding of the medical community (Community Awareness, Medical Reading, Health Education), medical knowledge (HOSA Bowl, Biomedical Debate) careers (Career Health Display) and critical thinking (Parliamentary Procedure and Creative Problem Solving.)  
  Category V events (Recognition) provide an opportunity for community service and recognition.  
Participating in HOSA gives the HOE student a golden opportunity to network with Health Care professionals beyond the classroom and clinical experience. The added learning and experiences support the student's ability to make informed personal career decisions, and to become a contributing member of the Health Care Community.

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