|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.|
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.
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.
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|
satisfaction >> process
|||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.
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.|
|||But that's the way
we've always done it.
|||But in our region,
|||Since I'm right
and you disagree with me, you must be wrong!
|||We should reward
|||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.|
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
|||Medical Assisting - Clinical or Administrative|
|||Dental Laboratory Technology|
|||EMT or Paramedic|
|||Medical Laboratory Technology|
|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.|