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Thompson Policy Institute Increases Efforts to Recruit and Train a Diverse Educator Workforce

November 9, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) was recently awarded a new $250,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation Teacher Preparation Transformation Center Fellowship is a nine-month proposal development grant. The primary outcome of the grant is to develop a California-based Educator Preparation Transformation Center. Such centers seek to

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CHOC Webinar Features TPI’s Elissa Green Kaustinen FAST@CHOC Director Expert Panelist on Autism and COVID-19 Webinar

November 6, 2020 by | News

Elissa Green Kaustinen, the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s Director of Families and Schools Together at CHOC Children’s (FAST@CHOC), was an expert presenter this week during a CHOC Children’s webinar titled “When Complexity Meets Uncertainty: Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum during COVID-19.” Other experts on the panel included Dr. Tom Megerian, the Medical Director

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6 Key Takeaways from Job Postings November 2020 Career Focus

November 2, 2020 by | Students

Last month’s Career Focus article reflected on your talents, interests, skills, values, and personality. We then applied that information to frame your job search. This month, let’s focus on how to analyze a job description. In general, most job descriptions include six key sections that we can look at in detail for keys to a

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Chapman Teacher Candidates Pilot Innovative OUSD Fieldwork Model

October 28, 2020 by | News

Beginning in Fall 2019, students in Chapman’s MACI (Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction) program piloted a new Teacher Candidate Fieldwork Model with partner district OUSD (Orange Unified School District). The Chapman MACI students, who are part of the Attallah College of Educational Studies’ accelerated teacher education program, earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and

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Know Yourself and Know What You Want October 2020 Career Focus

October 12, 2020 by | Students

For this month’s Career Focus, let’s concentrate on knowing yourself and knowing what you want. Know Yourself Whether you’re still in school or an experienced professional, now is a great time to get to know yourself — namely, your talents, interests, skills, values, and personality. The better you understand yourself, the easier it will be

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Chapman and Shanghai Normal University Partnership Expands with Second Cohort Ph.D. in Education Program Welcomes New Students from SNU in Fall 2020

September 30, 2020 by | News

Following the successful implementation of a three-year pilot program, Chapman University and Shanghai Normal University (SNU, also known as SHNU) have further expanded their partnership. Beginning in fall 2020, a second cohort of students from SNU have enrolled in the Attallah College of Educational Studies Ph.D. in Education program. “It has been a wonderful experience

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Thompson Policy Institute Hires Director for New FAST@CHOC Program

September 18, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has hired a new director to spearhead the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program at CHOC Children’s Thompson Autism Center. Elissa Green Kaustinen, who has worked within the public school system for the last 17 years, previously served seven years as a school psychologist and 10 years

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Chapman’s Thompson Policy Institute Launches Transition CA Resource Webpage

September 9, 2020 by | News

Updated October 12, 2020 Working in collaboration with the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC), California Department of Rehabilitation, and other partners, Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has launched the comprehensive Transition CA website. Designed to improve transition outcomes (such as employment and housing) for people with disabilities, Transition CA provides transition

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Chapman Experiential Philanthropy Project Supports Anti-Racism and Black Community Nonprofits PEPP program fosters student engagement in local social justice efforts

September 4, 2020 by | News

Beginning its fourth semester at Chapman University, the Panther Experiential Philanthropy Project (PEPP) has grown over the last year and half in terms of size and scope. By aligning fieldwork assignments with course learning outcomes, PEPP exposes students to the work going on in the nonprofit sector. It offers Chapman students the opportunity to become

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