Pre-ETS Curriculum: Foundations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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  • Teacher
    Charity Reedy Warigon
  • Audience
    High School
    14-21 y/o
  • Contents
    6 Modules
    10 hours
  • Accessibility
    Sign Language, Voice-Over, 
  • Featuring
    Coaching (Add-On)
What you are going to learn

A few more words about this curriculum

This self-paced online course has six modules specifically designed to prepare 14-21 year old youths who identify as Deaf or those who live with any hearing loss with the foundational knowledge and skills they need for a seamless transition into a career of their choice and adulthood.

The modules are provided with direct communication using sign language, captioning, voice-over, and coaching (available for an additional fee).

  • Job Exploration: The students will increase motivation to explore career options, demonstrate understanding of the career exploration process and how their own skills and interests match up to their chosen career or path. 
  • Work-Based Learning: The students will increase knowledge and identify which type of work-based learning experience they want or need to gain experience within their chosen career fields. This section does not provide the on-site experience but serve as a guide.

  • Post-Secondary Education Options: The students will identify which postsecondary education or training is needed to obtain the chosen career or path. 

  • Workplace Readiness: The students will obtain training on a number of skills that employers seek in specific social and interpersonal; independent living skills and other soft skills.  

  • Self Advocacy: The student will learn how to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert their interests and desires.  

Charity Reedy Warigon

Higher education executive, CEO of 360 Degree Academy
about instructor
Growing up, Charity was educated in both self-contained, fully-mainstreamed classes with and without interpreters and K-12 residential programs for the Deaf. As a mother of two bilaterally and unilaterally deaf children, Charity assisted and taught them how to establish and jointly operate a pigeon release business providing services for special occasions. This business was in operation for ten years from age of 5 and 8 years old and the skills they learned of lifelong importance. While raising two children, Charity also worked as a Recruiter, Director of Admissions, and Chief Enrollment Management Officer in the higher education sector. In these roles, she travelled and presented at over 3,000 K-12 schools and community colleges in 50 states, 9 Canadian provinces, and other countries. Her presentations were about educational and career pathways for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Late-Deafened, and Unilaterally Deaf individuals. 

Her own experience as a child, as a mother raising deaf children, and as a professional who saw enormous diversity in deaf children makes her highly sensitive and inclusive of all deaf people with different speech, language, and communication needs. 


"This is an incredible course with absolutely nothing remotely close to the breadth and depth of information that is highly relevant to D/HH youth."
"The stories here are heartwarming and  unforgettable!"