Advisor & Teacher Resources

     The local advisor is vital to the success of a local HOSA chapter. The advisor needs to be aware of the responsibilities this entails, and become familiar with the local, regional, state and global/national structure of HOSA. Satisfaction is guaranteed as students grow and develop competence to perform through the integrated and enriching experiences of HOSA membership.
     The advisor is a teacher, a guide/mentor, and a resource who assists HOSA members in relating chapter activities to their health science education or other program curriculum and to a future health career.
     The attitude, interest, enthusiasm, and commitment exhibited by the local HOSA chapter advisor will be crucial as he/she conveys the values of HOSA in the educational program in middle school, secondary, adult, postsecondary and collegiate health science education related programs.
     The advisor, individually and with HOSA chapter members, must establish and maintain contacts with a variety of individuals and groups in publicizing and securing resources and support. Some contacts are:

• Local school personnel, including fellow teachers, guidance counselors, administration and other student organizations – for support, to share in project ideas, joint scheduling and coordination of activities.

• The State Education Agency – for direction relative to state and national association affiliations, planning, state and national programs of work, and activities.

• Community leaders – for additional support, resources and assistance to HOSA chapter members and projects.

     The local advisor’s tasks are many, particularly relating to serving as the motivating force, and may be grouped generally under the following categories:

• Securing administrative support
• Organizing the local HOSA chapter
• Assuring HOSA concepts and activities are an integral part of the classroom
• Serving as a resource/facilitator for HOSA student member’s planning of program of work and implementation of activities
• Effecting leadership development
• Introducing HOSA early in the school year

Click here to go to the HOSA Chapter Advisor Resource Guide Page. – Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive has teacher guides, activities, videos and podcasts on several topics – Crime scene investigation – interactive online simulations in science and teacher activity ideas

Advisor Webinar – January 17th, 2024

Advisor Webinar – January 23rd, 2024

New Advisor Webinar: Website Information, Affiliation Process, FLDA/Regional Conference Registration, and Q&A – October 4, 2023 – Florida Department of Education Health Science curriculum frameworks – FACTE/HOEAF Membership – CTE Online with lessons on various CTE areas developed by California – Oklahoma State Department of Education Academic Standards for Health Education – Association for Career and Technical Education’s website – Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center, resources for students, educators, how to prepare for a career – Health Care Innovations Exchange with info on specific careers, scholarships, etc. – search for grants, also has lesson plans by subject for K-12 – can search for grants by subject, grade, etc. – free online directory of foundations nationwide; can search by zip code – search for non-profits nationwide; can search by state, – National Institute of General Medical Sciences site offers a ton of Resources for students and teachers under Science Education – TES is a United Kingdom site with many resources for teachers on a variety of subjects, including science; lesson plans, classroom activities; is the TES for the United States with lesson plans, quizzes, PowerPoint Presentations, etc. – Teach.Genetics – Genetic Science Learning Center – Through FLDOE: Share and obtain lesson plans, Florida standards information, etc. – Browse lesson plans; also plan, organize & share your lessons – National Institutes of Health’s Teaching Supplements – National Library of Medicine lesson plans introducing Forensics, Anthropology, etc.; can search for other lessons- “Changing Face of Medicine”, etc. – American Association for the Advancement of Science links – Videos and lessons for all grades – The Annenberg Foundation has many resources like “The Brain: Teaching Modules”, also resources for students – Teachers can create a free account to access lesson plans & videos on various subjects & grades – Articles for K-8 students that are Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards aligned – Personal Genetics Education Project lesson plans and other resources – Smithsonian Institution resources; – DNA Interactive, download 15 lesson plans through the Teacher Guide – National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science: teacher resources – MIT’s Mind and Hand Alliance; using of Legos to teach science

Health Science Integrated Projects through STEM transitions: – access to resources in Health Science, STEM, etc. and integrated classroom projects

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s 9th Grade Curriculum: – NSF Classroom Resources – BrainU is a neuroscience program for K-12 teachers – various experiments and lesson plans in neuroscience – Baylor College of Medicine’s science teaching resources with lessons, videos, free courses for educators – site has many lessons for various grades – UK’s Centre of the Cell with many resources

Institute of Healthcare Improvement Open School: – case studies, audio & video files, leadership profiles; free courses for students; free sample lessons on leadership in healthcare, patient safety, etc. – Free online courses for subjects – anatomy, math, business and can earn college credit – A great resource for teachers and students alike with free online university courses on many subjects; e-books; textbooks; audio books; science videos, movies (silent, documentaries, etc.) and others. – Online courses in math, science, social sciences, etc. – Free college level courses online – resources regarding various online credits and education programs – UF Health Science Libraries Guides on various topics with many resources; – Consumer Health – Katy Schrock’s Guide to Everything; she’s an educational technologist who has various resources like apps, etc. – National Consortium of Health Science Education – Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortia is a project at the University of Kansas and offers various teacher tools – Websites with various tools for classroom – e-Media from the Utah Education Network can search various media on various subjects and for different grades – Canvas is a free tool for teachers to connect with students and parents, manage courses, track student progress, students have access to materials on various devices, integrate the use of videos, blogs, etc. – Teacher resources – Internet Public Library – American Society for Microbiology

BioscienceEdNet: – digital library portal for learning in the biological sciences with many resources by topic, grade, etc. – directory of educational tools – games, apps, worksheets, etc. reviewed by parents and teachers, many are free – Scientific American list of great resources – listing of thousands of links on various subjects – Science Education Research Center at Carleton College – K-12 activities and resources, etc. – Interactive videos; educators are provided with guides– North Carolina STEM Center links in science – Bio-Link enhances biotechnology education and offers resources for students, industry partners, learn about biotech degrees & certificates and through it – Biotech clearinghouse and resources – North Carolina Biotechnology Center with many resources, including:].pdf – Biotech Career Pathways guide for parents, students & educators – UK’s national STEM Centre with resources and curriculum – Tech Learning: many resources and ideas supporting the use of technology – Educational Technology Clearinghouse through the Center for Instructional Technology at College of Education, Univ. of South Florida. Offers free clip art, royalty-free photos, presentation backgrounds and buttons, lesson plans. The site offers many other resources.

       From the above site, teachers can go to – Tech-Ease (for all your classroom needs). The website is by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at College of Education, Univ. of South Florida – – Technology in the classroom (Classroom Management Q&A)

National Teacher Training Institute: – lessons and other resources; – Digital File Management in the Classroom – Teachers can send messages for free to parents and students – used by teachers to obtain responses from students and monitor progress – Clinical Skills Videos online – TED Ed video lessons on various subjects

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