STEM Awareness Curriculum

DeafTEC™ is proud to share our STEM Awareness Curriculum guiding the teachers and students toward learning more about/pursuing STEM careers:

The Future Awaits: STEM and You
6th through 12th grade curriculum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students

Overview/Introduction: What is this curriculum?
   The Primary Goals of this STEM Curriculum
   What you NEED to know before teaching these STEM Lessons
   Common Core Connection
   Suggested Rubric (grades 6 to 12)

Unit 1- STEM Basics
   Lesson 1: What is STEM?
   Lesson 2: Are sports part of STEM?
   Lesson 3: Is ASL part of STEM?
   Lesson 4: Is cooking part of STEM?
   Lesson 5: STEM as part of our everyday lives

   Additional Resources
   Key Vocabulary
   Standards

Unit 2- Exploring STEM Careers
   Lesson 6: What is a Scientist?
   Lesson 7: Deaf professionals in STEM careers
   Lesson 8: Changing technologies
   Lesson 9: Why Students should be interested in a STEM Career
   Lesson 10: Cool STEM Careers
   Lesson 11: Meet more Deaf professionals working in STEM careers
   Lesson 12: Possible STEM Careers: Computers
   Lesson 13: Exploring Current STEM Jobs
   Lesson 14: Possible STEM Careers of the Future

   Additional Resources
   Key Vocabulary
   Standards

Unit 3 - Choosing a Major
   Lesson 15: Introduction to STEM
   Lesson 16: Meeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing College Students who are STEM Majors
   Lesson 17: Exploring STEM College Majors
   Lesson 18: Transition from High School to College
   Lesson 19: Communication Access in College Classrooms
   Lesson 20: Communication with Peers and Co-Workers
   Lesson 21: A Typical Day in College
   Lesson 22: The Importance of English Skills
   Lesson 23: Interviewing Skills
   Lesson 24: Family Backgrounds
   Lesson 25: Life Goals
   Lesson 26: Learning American Sign Language
   Lesson 27:  Words of Advice
   Lesson 28: STEM College Planning Resources

   Additional Resources
   Key Vocabulary
   Standards

Unit 4 – How are STEM concepts changing the world?
   Lesson 29: Gamification
   Lesson 30: Deaf CAN! How can YOU change the STEM field and educate hearing people on how Deaf people can be involved in STEM?

   Additional Resources
   Key Vocabulary
   Standards

In Their Own Words: Deaf College Students in STEM programs Videos
   Meeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students who are STEM Majors
   Introduction to STEM
   Transition from High School to College
   Communication Access in College Classrooms
   Exploring STEM College Majors
   Communication with Peers and Co-Workers
   A Typical Day in College
   The Importance of English Skills
   Interviewing Skills
   Family Backgrounds
   Life Goals
   Learning American Sign Language
   Words of Advice