The purpose for the Extended Learning program is to provide students extended academic and enrichment learning opportunities in a safe environment by utilizing all available resources, thus empowering them to succeed by providing them quality learning experiences.
Students have free access to Extended Learning, enrichment activities for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and tutoring services outside of the classroom. Student enrichment activities vary every week and every year. Sample activities include using a three-dimensional printer to create objects, learning and making electronic gadgets, creating robotics, and tinkering with virtual reality in 3D.
Extended Learning and STEM activities take place in the afternoons from Mondays through Thursdays at Shasta 1 cottage in the living room at 3:15 to 5:15pm, with tutoring from 7:00 to 8:00pm. The instructor is a credentialed CSDR classroom teacher, with years of experience teaching Science and working in the STEM field including mechanical engineering. His schedule is adjusted to be available for teaching in the afternoons and evenings to meet the educational needs of students outside of the classroom and during the student life cottage evening hours.
In addition to the daily Extended Learning routine, this program coordinates special events for students to explore interactive workshops, resources, and careers in the STEM field with booths, presentations and activities. Students meet deaf or ASL-competent professionals in the STEM field, graduate students in STEM programs, and local employers that encourage the hiring of deaf people, which gives our students more awareness of STEM employment opportunities in the future. Special events are not only for CSDR students, but are also extended to all deaf/HH students.
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