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Below is an example of a HST lesson plan (Use Communication Skills Appropriately in the Workplace) that can be accessed through MYcaert, a free resource for Illinois teachers.  For more information on MYcaert:  Click HERE, go to the MYcaert link at the top of this page, or Take a Tour.  MYcaert is always looking for teachers to expand its library.  In HST, they are currently looking for writers with technical expertise in Emergency Medical Service, Medical Assistant, and Pharmacy Technician.  If that is you, contact Ron Biondo at

Career 911:  Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare

This FREE, On-Demand Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.  It can be taken at any time and at a pace that works for the student.  Teachers and counselors can also register for the course, and if they would like to offer it to their whole secondary or post-secondary class, can contact the course developer to receive a free teacher's manual and resources.  Click HERE for more information or to register for the MOOC.

Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher - Health Sciences

To view secondary and post-secondary health sciences textbooks available from Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher, click HERE.

Open Educational Resources - Health Science Curriculum

A high school health science curriculum must be engaging and rigorous, developing both the motivation and skill for a career in health sciences for learners at all levels.  This curriculum uses problem-based and project-based learning in order to develop scientific skills, health literacy, and non-cognitive skills relevant to a career in any health science field - HSLE - Health Science Curriculum.

Paxton/Patterson Health Science Education

Paxton/Patterson's Health Science Careers program is designed as a complete learning system, including customizable multimedia curriculum, Activity References, equipment, supplies, and a Content  Learning Management System.  To learn more, click HERE.

Project Lead The Way - Biomedical Science

Students explore a range of careers in biomedical sciences as they learn content in the context of real-world, hands-on activities, projects, and problems.  To learn more about PLTW Biomedical Science, click HERE.


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