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Take The Next Step In Teaching Deaf/HH Learners

Our team recognizes the importance of role models for young deaf and hard of hearing learners. Research shows that role models increase learning motivation when applied to a given field. We’ve taken this to heart, by working with deaf role models in professional careers to create videos showcasing their life experience, the barriers they face, and journeys into their career – all laid out for your learners to absorb.

CSD Learns is committed to ensuring your thriving success as an educator of deaf and hard of hearing students. We’ve been busy creating Teacher’s Toolkits and eLearning courses. Here’s a rundown of what we offer.

Tools for Deaf Education

We have an expanding range of free K-12 STEM and Financial Education Teacher Toolkits featuring deaf role models ready for your instruction needs — online or in the classroom.

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 in ASL 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
Download All About STEM Toolkits

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
Download Immersion in STEM Toolkits

Embrace the Earth

Level: Middle School
Duration: 1 Week
Deaf Role Models: Dr. Alicia Wooten, Amie Sankoh, Barbara Spiecker, and Song Hoa Choi

Topic Covers:

  • Earth Day History
Download Embrace the Earth Toolkits

Developing Your Cybersense

Level: Middle School
Duration: 4 Week
Deaf Role Models: Pamela Siebert, Kyle Murbach, Amanda Whyrick, Mon Ching Ng

Topic Covers:

  • Become Your Own Guardian
  • Strengthen Your Privacy
  • Cover Your Digital Footprint
  • Future-Proof Your Safety
Download Developing Your Cybersense Toolkits

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
Download the World of STEM Toolkits

STEM Explorers

Level: High School
Duration: 4 Week
Deaf Role Models: Mariam Paracha, Ebony Watson, Naomi Glenn, and Gina Sando

Topic Covers:

  • Deaf STEMists
  • Identity in STEM
  • Research and Academia
  • STEM Careers in Industry
Download the STEM Explorers Toolkits

Web Development Course

With Wix, students can skip the setup and go straight into development of web tools and applications — no HTML or CSS required. This course covers the basics of JavaScript and Velo – the Wix coding language and platform. Students will explore topics such as sequencing, user interactions, loops and variables and will practice them in project-based activities to take their projects to the next level with code.

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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
Download Dealing with Debt Toolkits

Beginning your Business

Level: High School, Young Adult
Duration: 6 Week
Deaf Role Models: Brad, Thomas, and Lisa, three fictional DHH 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?
Download Beginning Your Business Toolkits

Financial Explorers

Level: Middle School
Duration: 4 Week
Deaf Role Models: Chelsea Hilaire, Alex Jones, Andrew Cho, and Geneen Parker-Greenberg

Topic Covers:

  • You and Your Money
  • Budgeting
  • Savings and Checking Guide
  • Credit and You
Download Financial Explorers Toolkits

Financial Wizards

Level: High School
Duration: 1 Week

Topic Covers:

  • Investing Basics
  • Understanding Companies and Stocks
  • Building Your Portfolio and Conducting Research
  • Stock Trades and Assessing Risks
  • Diversification
Download Financial Wizard Toolkits

Interested in collaborating with us?

Want to keep up to date on the latest Toolkit or course offerings from us? Know a deaf role model who might be interested in working with us? Want to become a guest educator as part of our eLearning courses? Let us know!

Contact The CSD Learns Team

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CSD Learns aims to create equity and give the community resources for self-improvement and advocacy. The program’s goal is to provide equity for deaf people in the workplace and give people the tools for self-improvement and autonomous social mobility. By providing self-paced online courses with visual and auditory paths for interaction, we ensure that people from all intersections can engage with our content and build their own pathways to success. CSD Learns’ courses can be accessed by any individual, school, or organization at no cost.
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