2022 Spring Newsletter

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NAMI Awareness Events  - 

Participating in a local or national NAMI event is a great way to help increase understanding of the complexity of mental illness. Through these events, we can expel myths, educate the public and show support for the many people affected by mental health conditions.

Let's talk about Coping (Lesson Plan)
 Topics include:

  • Difference between mental health and mental illness

  • Why mental health is important

  • Stigmas and myths of mental health

  • Coping strategies for mental health

WI HSEA Updates and More...

  • Please join the HSEA Facebook Group or search "groups" for "Health Science Educators Association" and request to join.  If you are active on Facebook, it's fun to check in and get immediate ideas and files from your fellow educators.


  • We are looking for members to join our Advisory Committee. If you are interested in joining a committee (Membership, Website, Marketing/Communications, Conference Planning, and Financials), contact Caryn Riederer at criedere@waukesha.k12.wi.us. The committee meets monthly for one hour.



Upcoming Events:

Crowd Applauding

WI HSEA Fall "In-Person" Conference
November 10-11, 2022     
@ the Best Western Eau Claire Conference Center
- More information soon.

NCHSE National Health Science Conference
October 26-28, 2022          
in Charleston, South Carolina     
- Registration is now open for this event. 
Click here to see the conference overview, make hotel reservations, register to attend, and more!

Upcoming Free Wednesday Webinars from NCHSE

May 11th - 3:30-4:30 PM CST -                                   
Networking: The KEY to Teacher Survival!                   

Join the HSEA Officer Team as we show you how                   
joining the Health Science Educators Association (HSEA)       
can help you not only survive but thrive as a teacher.               
Let us show you how to learn tricks of the trade from               
fabulous teachers across the nation! 


Missed a webinar?
No problem!  Click HERE to access the past webinars.

Topics include:
-HOSA Camp: An Intro into Competitive Events
-Igniting the Spark in Career Exploration
-Cricut in the classroom
-Work-based Learning Immersion Experiences in Healthcare
-Literacy in the Health Science Classroom
-Employability Strategies
-Medical Terminology Activities 2.0
-Bring Health Professions Week to your classroom
 and many more!

Resources for Teachers

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The focus of the HASPI curriculum has been to develop health pathway programs by incorporating healthcare and medical concepts into required core courses, such as Science and English. Through collaboration with education and industry partners, HASPI has developed labs, activities, and modules that will support the implementation of the Medical Biology, Medical Chemistry, Medical Anatomy & Physiology, Vaccination and Immunity, and middle school  Earth, Life, and Physical Science curriculum for middle and high school programs.

The main goals of HASPI are to:

  • increase health and medical career awareness.

  • improve science proficiency in middle school, high school, and college courses.

  • strengthen student transition to post-secondary programs and improve retention rates.

Registration is FREE and so are the curriculum resources. Register here and the password needed for the HASPI Curriculum page appears immediately!

Use the .pdf link to access a document that provides a list of videos, classroom resources, educational vendors, and publishers from the 2021 WI HSEA Annual Conference.​

Connecting health science education and HOSA! Pre-recorded videos and lessons are available “on-demand” for local HOSA advisors/health science instructors and HOSA members for classroom instruction and competition support! These are free resources being made available by HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Lessons have been updated to align with new 2021 -2022 topics. New lessons will continue to be added. The most recent update was made in November 2021.

A video summary of this page can be found HERE