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Authors Welcome for the 2015 Odyssey Issue

It is becoming nearly impossible to think about education without thinking about technology. Technology is now synonymous with instruction, engagement, educational support, assessment, and documentation. It is also a critical tool for communication not only among professionals but with families and students. Technology has changed how students learn, teachers teach, schools plan, states test, and families interact. It has already and will continue to alter the world for which students must prepare. With all that technology affords, it also presents challenges. This holds true for those communities and families with limited access to current technologies as well as for professionals and parents whose technology skills may not be keeping pace with that of the students in their world.

The 2015 issue of Odyssey will focus on technology - its influence, impact, and the opportunities it presents for the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Clerc Center seeks articles from professionals and parents sharing how technology has:

  • impacted the education and achievement of students who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth through high school,
  • expanded opportunities for professional learning and growth, and
  • enhanced support for and engagement of families.
Articles focused on how professionals and families are addressing current challenges or preparing for future technological challenges are also welcome. The Clerc Center is particularly interested in articles focused on serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing from traditionally underserved groups, including those students who are lower achieving academically, who come from families that speak a language other than English in the home, who are members of diverse racial or cultural groups, who are from rural areas, and/or who have secondary disabilities.
Please e-mail your ideas to We will accept submissions until October 3, 2014, or until the magazine reaches capacity. Contact us via e-mail at any time with questions or to discuss your ideas.
Posted on September 18, 2014
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