National Competitive Events Update 2013-14 Positive Growth Updating the National Competitive Events Program. Meeting the needs of today’s students who are preparing to be tomorrow’s health care professionals. Health Science Events Medical Reading books for 2013-14 •Fragile Beginnings •Making Rounds •The PACT •Lessons from the Mouse • What Ails the White House Health Science Events Medical Reading event – Changing to 50 multiple choice items and one tie-breaking essay New Knowledge Test – Transcultural Health Care Dental Spelling retired – 10 spelling questions added to Dental Terminology Health Science Events Medical Math Test plan revisions effective NLC 2014 Tie-breaker change, beginning at 2014 SLC, to 10 complex, multi-step questions Beginning at NLC 2014, competitors will enter their responses on a grid. Health Professions Dental Science updated Technical Advisory Committee responded to a skill survey. Dental professionals from 16 states responded. New skill – Treating Contaminated Tray in the Sterilization Center Added anesthetic syringe to preparing dental treatment room. Delete: Pouring an alginate impression with plaster. Health Professions Personal Care Beginning at NLC 2014, this event will remain on site at the conference hotel. Delete Procedure III – Occupied bed Emergency Preparedness Public Health Topic Open Pandora’s Box: Start the Conversation about Community Mental Health Today, the phrase “to open Pandora’s box” means to perform an action that may seem small or innocuous, but that turns out to have significant and farreaching consequences. The event will focus on educating the public about mental health in an effort to remove the stigma that currently prevents some people from utilizing available resources. Mental wellness is a public health issue, and HOSA members can start a conversation about mental health issues, and how mental illness can be recognized and treated. Emergency Preparedness Public Health Team size change to 2-6 members Prelim Round time decreased to 4 minutes. Think “movie trailer.” Four minutes to convince the judges they want to see the whole thing. Round Two – 7 minutes to set up and 3 minutes to break down. Leadership Researched Persuasive Speaking topics Vitamin Supplements: Hype or Help? Obesity: Disease or Choice? Prepared Speaking and Speaking Skills The Future Starts Now Leadership Extemporaneous Speaking is retired and will not be offered at NLC 2014. Medical Photography – delete the requirement for submitting photos on a CD. Teamwork Biomedical Debate topic The U.S. Government is failing war injured service members. Public Service Announcement topic Child Hunger Ends Here – Educating Your Community on How to Prevent Child Hunger Have a PSA Team? ConAgra Foods and USA TODAY Charitable Foundation are working together on ending child hunger in the U.S. The Child Hunger Ends Here PSA Challenge is designed to make students aware of the nearly 17 million children facing food needs in communities nationwide. Your PSA team may like to submit their project to compete on a grander scale. Visit their web site at http://usatodayeducation.com/childhungerends/wpcontent/uploads/2012/12/Challengedocs13.2-4.pdf Teamwork Career Health Display Name change to Health Career Display Display stands alone Rating sheet revision – 55% presentation, 45% display At the national level, teams will have the OPTION of National HOSA providing a white presentation display board. Teamwork Creative Problem Solving Eliminate judge questions Time will remain at 10 minutes for the presentation Teamwork Creative Problem Solving Resources NEW for 2013-14 – Creative Thinkering by Michael Michalko DELETE – My Pocket Mentor Recognition OHC – Rating sheet modifications based on feedback and review of data HOSA Week – include in OHC and delete as stand alone event National Recognition Portfolio – on HOSA website as teacher tool, retire from national event status Recognition Barbara James Service Award Chapters must register on NobleHour HOSA members will enter their hours online An email is generated to the chapter advisor Community service hours are approved by the chapter advisor Does this Activity Count for Barbara James? Not all volunteer hours provide community service. Only community service hours that are performed for the common good should be approved for this event. Advisors must take responsibility to assure that only true community service hours are approved. Examples of Approved Community Service: • Hospital/health facility volunteer • Rescue squad volunteer • Volunteer at Special Olympics • Church activities that serve the community at-large • Fundraising for charity or the community (American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Afghanistan Children’s Fund, Salvation Army, etc.) • Volunteer at a senior center or Hospice • HOSA activities that serve the community - in the community • Community service with another volunteer agency Examples of volunteer activities that are NOT approved for this award: • Activities at school or during school hours • School athletic trainer • Activities done as a school assignment, even if performed outside school hours. • Service to a church (singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, activities for the congregation, etc.) • Fundraising or service to an organization to which the member belongs • HOSA activities that promote HOSA (parade float, fair booth, etc.) • Activities as part of the HOSA National Service Project Recognition MRC Volunteer Recognition Award New event Chapters must register on NobleHour Same process as BJSA No change to MRC Partnership event This recognition opportunity is designed to recognize all hours that individual chapter members spend in partnership with their local MRC. Updates 2013-2014 What’s New In Texas HOSA? Competitive Events Texas will follow all National HOSA changes Medical Art Poster 2013-2014 Theme HOSA: Breathing Life into Healthcare Guidelines for Medical Art Poster can be found in the Advisor Handbook Section H Scholarship Update? Kathy Park Post-secondary Scholarship One time scholarship Details to come on website What’s New In Texas HOSA? New Texas Officer Coordinator Kelly Cowan What’s New In Texas HOSA? • Conference Fee Procedure –Registration Fees will be collected at the conference –Total amount on invoice must be paid by either district or personal check. What’s New In Texas HOSA? – All checks will be sent overnight to the HOSA CPA – District checks will be deposited immediately – Personal checks will be held and deposited only if payment is not received from district within 14 days On Line Testing –Dates: December 2, 3, 4. –Registration Deadline: Nov 13 –Fee Payment Due: Nov 22 On Line Testing Fees for on line testing have been increased from $3.00 to $5.00 per test On Line Testing On-line testers that do not qualify for the next level in their event cannot sign up to compete in another event. They are eligible to compete in Recognition events. On Line Testing Proctors – You will register your proctors along with your students for on line testing. – Make sure that you have the proctors email address and phone number to complete your registration – No paper work will be sent to the executive director Student Participant Certificates HOSA? • Student participation certificates will no longer be given out at the conference – Certificates will be available at the site where conference results are posted – Advisors can type in student names and print certificates – Advisor and Judge certificates will still be given at the conference. 2014 State Leadership Conference San Antonio March 27-29, 2014 Registration deadline: March 12, 2014 Re-alignment of Areas • Area boundaries have been redrawn • Goal was to balance numbers and furthest distance traveled in each area Re-alignment of Areas • Some schools have been changed to another area. • New Map is posted on the website • Changes in effect immediately Reminder HOSA Affiliation online – Do not give your teacher user name and password to students. – When students fill out initial information, they usually put their own email addresses. – When Janet sends out emails, the advisors are not receiving them. Reminder: • Chapters – An advisor can have no more than two chapters. – Criteria for beginning a second chapter • Advisor’s first chapter must have at least 40 members. • When the number of members reaches 40, the advisor may add a second chapter. Each chapter must have at least 20 members. • This criteria must be satisfied each year. Questions?