Expanded Core Curriculum—What Is It?
Aside from subjects such as science and math which are taught as parts of Iowa’s common core curriculum, learners who are deaf or hard of hearing have additional learning needs called the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). ECC is the body of knowledge and skills needed by students who are deaf or hard of hearing due to their unique hearing needs.
Expanded Learning includes family and student learning opportunities in the form of activities, camps, workshops and more. Extended Learning supports student achievement in the ECC.
The eight content areas to ECC are audiology, career education, communication, family education, functional skills for educational success, self-determination and advocacy, social-emotional skills and technology.
Statewide Resources Library
Electronic and hard copy materials on a host of sign language and related topics are available through the library.