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Course Introduction

This course is designed to be a self-paced curriculum for teachers of Health Science Technology Education programs. The purpose is to help teachers learn how to implement the HOSA competitive events program as a part of the HSTE curriculum in an effort to improve student learning outcomes.

The flexible design of the course allows it to be used for a variety of purposes:
  

  • Self-paced Professional Development – The HSTE teacher works through the course at his/her own pace, completing the assignments as desired. A mentor may or may not be assigned for discussion and support services. Staff development credit may be awarded by the sponsoring agency (school or TEA).
      
  • CEUs – The HSTE teacher follows the requirements for earning CEUs by the sponsoring agency. Assignments are submitted as requested by the course instructor/facilitator but are not graded.
      
  • University Credit – The HSTE teacher follows all requirements for enrollment and credit by the sponsoring university. Assignments are completed and submitted by published deadlines, and then graded by the university professor. A final exam may or may not be given.
      

The design of the course requires that the person taking the course is currently teaching Health Science Technology Education, or will be teaching the course in the coming year. The actual incorporation of HOSA activities in lesson plans is essential.

It is also important that the person taking the course have access to the Internet and a printer, and is comfortable navigating the HOSA web site at www.hosa.org.

The course consists of six modules. A summary of each module is described below.
  

 Module 1: Introduction to Competitive Events

This module is designed to help teachers understand the value of competitive events as classroom tools that provide an opportunity for active learning and performance assessment. They will also analyze the “big picture” of the competitive events program and the value of competition in developing employability skills.

Activities for this unit will include three written assignments that ask the teacher to do web research and analyze HOSA Competitive Events introductory materials.
  

 Module 2: Category I

This module will focus on cognitive assessment and test-taking strategies.

Activities for this unit will include the development of multiple choice test items and integrating a “spell-down” in the classroom using course terminology.
  

 Module 3: Category II

This module will focus on skill assessment and comprehensive career exploration.

Activities for this unit will include the use of HOSA skill rubrics (procedures) in the classroom, and giving students an opportunity to practice, observe and evaluate. Each student will be given the opportunity to perform intensive career research (career project) using the Clinical Specialty event guidelines.
  

 Module 4: Category III

This module will focus on how individual leadership event rubrics (rating sheets) can be used to provide exciting classroom instructional activities and good performance assessment. Learning styles will also be explored as Category III events lend themselves to a variety of learning activities.

Activities for this unit will include a variety of integrated activities for research, speaking, interviewing, writing, and creating a poster – all to reinforce current instructional outcomes.
  

 Module 5: Category IV

This module will focus on the development of teamwork while reinforcing instructional content. While very similar to Module 4, this module will teach students how to work effectively as members of a team.

Activities for this unit will include a variety of integrated activities for research, speaking, debate, creation of a display, reading and problem solving – all to reinforce current instructional outcomes.
  

 Module 6: Category V

This module will focus on the importance of recognition and personal achievement. Service- learning strategies will be used.

Activities for this unit will include the development of a portfolio and the investigation of service-learning.

 

                   
     
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