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Did You Know March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Have you got your pranks planned?  April 1st or April Fool’s Day is coming soon!  My brother, used to call my dad and tell him things like I’d gotten engaged……or wrecked my car…..or???? Just to have something to fool him about.  Since I was 48 when I got married, the engaged joke got used more than one time and always made him mad…..like I wouldn’t tell my dad???  Anyway—be on the alert!  Especially if you have colleagues who like to prank (I see you Dina Craven and Todd Prough!!)

1. Do you ever wonder how students come up with their sources for online research?  I was lucky to have an amazing English teacher who encouraged (read—you WILL do this) writing and research papers.  Which came in handy when I went to college and in real life!  I loved this article:  3 ways to help students do efficient online research (eschoolnews.com)

2, I know by now everyone is sick of COVID, but as we continue to have new strains introduced and the probability for other new diseases in the future continue to rise, there are a few things I want to share:

3. DiaMedical USA and Hudson Simulation Services invite you to join us on Friday, April 2nd at 11AM for an introductory webinar discussing different aspects of both respiratory and ventilator training. We will also be highlighting a variety of training products and will have our onstaff nurse educator available to answer questions.

Click here to register for our Frontline Respiratory Simulation Webinar this Friday April 2nd at 11AM.   If you have any questions or would like to be sent additional information about our respiratory training products you can email me or call (877) 593-6011 to speak with your account manager. We look forward to seeing you this Friday! - Mike

4. Virtual JOB FAIR!!!!
Oklahoma CareerTech is hosting a statewide Virtual Job Fair for students who are in their final year of  CareerTech training program and looking to enter the workforce. Students should be adults, alumni, or seniors who are participating in a capstone course or about to earn a credential or certification from their CTE program and plan to enter the workforce upon completion. There are several participating businesses looking to hire CNA, CMA, LPN, and more. To participate in this April 7, 2021 event, please visit our website at okcareer.tech/jobfair.  Also, if you know of workplaces hiring that would like to join the fair, please let them know to contact AJ.crowell@careertech.ok.gov 

5. Oklahoma Health Careers Education Teachers Association is looking for a few great members!  Please see the attached flyer for those officer positions (Leadership Opportunities) that will be vacant and voted upon at the upcoming Oklahoma Summit in August.

6. And speaking of Oklahoma Summit……it’s that time!  The Health Careers meetings on the second day will be held at the Embassy Suites, Norman.  This is the hotel we use for all HOSA conferences.  It has a “happy hour” and a free full breakfast, as well as suites with pull out couches, so you can share rooms or bring your family.  Reminder, if you choose to use the Sheraton Downtown Hotel, the rate is $139 not $129 as originally indicated.  Also, to book a room, use the lodging link posted on the OKACTE website:OKLAHOMA SUMMIT | OkACTE  Conference registration will open around May 1, 2021  and we will send a separate email for your notification.

7. Over 50 scholarships have been given out for FREE TUITION for the Nurse Refresher Program.  We are so excited to have the support of the Masonic Charity Foundation’s generous donation of $2000 apiece for 100 lucky recipients.  If you know someone who has let their license lapse or never took their board exams, this is for THEM!  Information can be found at:  hce-NurseRefresherCourseFlyer2.3.21.pdf (okcareertech.org)

8.Congratulations to Indian Capital Tahlequah’s Julie Lewis!  The television station KTUL recently reported that Lewis, a C.N.A. student at Indian Capital recently saved a man’s life!  We are so very proud of what CareerTech students are trained to do and that they have the strength to do them when an emergency occurs!!  https://ktul.com/news/local/tahlequah-cna-student-saves-mans-life

9. Looking for ways to boost communication skills and teamwork?  Consider esports as a team activity:  How esports boosts teamwork, communication skills | Page 2 of 2 (eschoolnews.com)

10. Google Slides and PowerPoint can get easier by using Slidesgo.  An app that lets’ you locate the template you want to click on including  Infographics, timelines, and mindmaps that can be edited.  As long as you reference them, there is a free version!  Pre-made Google Slides and PowerPoint Templates for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (educatorstechnology.com)

11. In case you missed it—the most recent legislative update from OK Association for Career and Technical Education was recently sent.  Below are a few bills of interest:

  • HB1103
    Paraphrase: 
    HB1103, by Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, directs the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the State Education Department create a set of guidelines and provide directions to schools in order to survey every public and private school student in grades 6,8,10 and 12 with the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey every other year beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. (Amended by House)    
    Effective Date: 
    11/01/2021   Emergency: No    
    Status: 
    Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee Status Date: 03/17/2021     Committee(1): S Education (S)
    Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)
  • HB1124
    Paraphrase: 
    HB1124, by Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds and Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow, creates the State Broadband Deployment Grant Program to direct competitive grants to applicants seeking to expand broadband internet services and directs the Corporation Commission to create the Rural Broadband Expansion Council to promulgate rules and procedures for the program. (Amended by House)
    Effective Date: 
    11/01/2021   Emergency: No
    Status: 
    Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 03/17/2021
    Committee(1): S Business, Commerce & Tourism (S)

    Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)
  • HB1568
    Paraphrase: 
    HB1568, by Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, creates Maria's Law. It requires that the State Board of Education mandate all schools, as part of any health education curriculum, to include instruction in mental health, with an emphasis on the interrelation of physical and mental well-being, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. It requires the Board to collaborate with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to adopt standards and approve age-appropriate curriculum options for students in grades kindergarten through twelve. It requires the standards and curriculum lists to be available on the website of the State Department of Education. The bill authorizes local school districts to enter into agreements with nonprofit entities and other community partners to assist with or to provide mental health education to students if the nonprofits and community partners are approved by the State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It requires the board to promulgate necessary rules. (Amended by House, Stricken Title)
    Effective Date: 
    11/01/2021   Emergency: No
    Status: 
    Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 03/15/2021
    Committee(1): S Education (S)

    Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)
  • HB1796----would this include anatomy and physiology I wonder?
    Paraphrase: 
    HB1796, by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond and Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, allows the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commission for Education Quality and Accountability to grant subject area examination exceptions for initial certification in a field that does not require an advanced degree if the candidate already has an advanced degree in the subject essentially comparable to the content assessed in the examination. (Emergency Measure)
    Effective Date: 
    / /   Emergency: Yes
    Status: 
    Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 03/15/2021
    Committee(1): S Education
    (S)
  • HB2567
    Paraphrase: 
    HB2567, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid and Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, permits the Department of Corrections (DOC) to develop a hospice care training program within the state prison system. It permits DOC to partner with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Department of Career Education and Technology to determine the appropriate training for the purpose of obtaining licensure and certifications required for those inmates selected to participate in the program.
    Effective Date: 11/01/2021   Emergency: No
    Status: 
    Second Reading - Referred to Senate Committee  Status Date: 03/15/2021
    Committee(1): S Public Safety (S)

    Committee(2): S Appropriations (S)
  1. The above list went on and on and on……….but these types of bills will be wonderful things to review during a virtual “HCE Day at the Capitol”.  Watch for a special email that will share all kinds of resources to explain the legislative process, hear from legislators, do a virtual scavenger hunt and much more!!!  Coming VERY soon from your OHCETA officer team! 
  2. New Teacher Academy—save the date(s): July 6 & 7 (or) July 8 & 9.  The agency just changed the number of people we can have in a conference room.  We are currently weighing our options about a split, high school or adult training OR if we have enough space to have everyone together!  If you know of a new teacher, or ARE a new teacher, please shoot us an email (lara.morris@careertech.ok.gov) so we can count you on our list.
  3. And from the field!  Marilyn Turvey, Instructor at Kiamichi McAlester shares this information below for those whose curriculum includes immunizations:

I have used a program called NIP-IT.org that was created for health care professionals to learn and understand the need for immunizations and how and when to administer each.  This website is no longer.  THEREFORE, I went to the CDC and chose the following links to share with my students under the "Pharmacology" Online course in my Health Career of Medical Assisting.  Some of the information I believe is critical for all HCP's that includes all levels of Nursing and Medical Assistants. Many of you already teach I am sure.   I hope you can use this information in your planning of modules for your class. (you may already have it)  Lara feel free to pass on the links to all.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/courses.html

1:  on the lower left of the website, Related Link

2:  Click on "Vaccines & Immunizations

3: Click on each section or pictures to learn more of each section

THEN CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK BELOW:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/youcalltheshots.html

The above link is the current program that we will use for our training in the immunization world of vaccines, for infant through adult hood.  This is certificate project.  Follow the directions if you want a printed certificate as you visit TCEO and follow the 9 Simple steps as listed on the Certificate piece.    Please learn as much as possible as you view information for this CDC site regarding immunizations.

15. HOSA-Future Health Professionals posted a webinar on facebook this afternoon for teachers:  Diversity in the Health Care Curriculum Webinar!  This session is sponsored by Cengage National Geographic Learning’s Virtual Learning Series and can be watched on demand from the link The Need for Diversity in Health Science Curriculum — from Textbook Figures to Student Leadership - Explore Inside (cengage.com)

There is nothing more important than what you do every day to make a difference in student’s lives.  Your Health Career staff wants to be a part of that difference however we can.  Make sure you utilize us as one of your resources.  Don’t ever be afraid to call or send an email.  We love hearing from you! 

Lara Morris
HCE State Program Manager

 

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