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STEM Education

CSD Learns has created a series of STEM teacher’s toolkits bringing the everyday lives of intersectional deaf and hard of hearing STEM role models to deaf/hh learners at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Via the toolkits, STEM teachers will find ready-made and deaf-made instructional resources focused on a wide range of exciting STEM careers and STEM skills 

All About STEM

Level: Elementary
Duration: 4 Weeks
Deaf Role Models: Dr. Alicia Wooten, Kimberly Harvey, Adam Munder, and Song Hoa Choi

Topic Covers:

  • Immunology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Programming
  • Statistics

Immersion in STEM 

Level: High School
Duration: 4 Weeks
Deaf Role Models: Dr. Alicia Wooten, Kimberly Harvey, Adam Munder, and Song Hoa Choi

Topic Covers:

  • Immunology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Programming
  • Statistics

Embrace the Earth

Level: Middle School
Duration: 4 Weeks
Deaf Role Models: Dr. Alicia Wooten, Amie Sankoh, Dr. Barbara Spiecker, and Song Hoa Choi

Topic Covers:

  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Marine Biology
  • Statistics

Developing Your Cybersense

Do you feel it is time to discuss internet safety with your middle school students? This toolkit series explains the world wide web and how important it is to stay safe online. Have Steven, the deaf cybersecurity guru, guide your students in understanding how to keep themselves safe and secure online.

The World of STEM

Level: Middle School
Duration: 4 Week
Deaf Role Models: Sachiko Flores, Steven Forney, Johanna Lucht, and Jo Bempong

Topic Covers:

  • The World of Conservation
  • The World of Drones
  • The World of Electronics Engineering
  • The World of Software Engineering

Financial Education

CSD Learns has crafted financial education courses and built teacher’s toolkits around them, ready for use in instruction of high school learners. Via the toolkits, deaf educators will discover rich resources to support instruction on a number of personal finance topics, from debt to setting up a business. The courses’ video modules, focusing on deaf adults using American Sign Language, show how they navigated the world of finances to reach security, and with them, you can show students pathways to financial wellness.    

Dealing with Debt

Level: High School, Young Adult
Duration: 4 Week
Deaf Role Models: Dawn, a fictional deaf/hh woman

Topic Covers:

  • You’re In Debt
  • How Do I Get Out of Debt?
  • Understanding Credit and Debt
  • Declaring Bankruptcy

Beginning your Business

Level: High School, Young Adult
Duration: 6 Week
Deaf Role Models: Brad, Thomas, and Lisa, three fictional deaf/hh adults

Topic Covers:

  • What Does It Mean To Own A Business? 
  • Business Basics – Getting Started 
  • Introducing The New Entrepreneur Project 
  • Business Plan Week – Writing Your Plan 
  • Marketing Week – Preparing Your Pitch 
  • Pitch Week – Whose Business Will Win?