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Thompson Policy Institute

  

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

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

Thompson Policy Institute’s Active Education Webinars Provide Vital Training and Clinical Hours for Teacher Candidates Webinar series supports teacher candidates and educators during COVID-19 school closures

July 1, 2020 by | News

Widespread public and private school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic created a significant challenge for teachers-in-training (teacher candidates) across the Unites States. As schools and districts moved online, this left teacher candidates struggling to complete their necessary student teaching fieldwork hours and training. The pandemic and transition to virtual learning compounded an already serious

New Partnership Signed with Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s Agreement Marks New Site Implementation of TPI's Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program

April 24, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability has signed a new five-year agreement with the Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s to license the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program. This partnership will allow TPI’s demonstrated FAST program to be implemented at the new CHOC Children’s center. FAST Program Model Originally developed in 2012 by

Thompson Policy Institute Develops Active Education Webinars to Support California Teacher Candidates

April 15, 2020 by | News

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have brought about virtual classrooms throughout California for both K-12 and higher education. This has created a challenge for teachers-in-training (teacher candidates) trying to complete the necessary clinical practice hours and observations to meet the requirements for both student teaching and residency models. The current pandemic is compounded

Thompson Policy Institute Receives Gates Foundation Grant to Support Teacher Residency Programs

December 2, 2019 by | News

The Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) was awarded a nearly $420,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to support the state’s rollout of teacher residency programs. In partnership with state and national education partners, TPI is providing ongoing virtual and face-to-face technical assistance and resources to local education agencies

A Foot in Both Worlds At the Thompson Policy Institute Practice Informs Research and Vice Versa

May 16, 2019 by Cheryl Baltes and Danielle Konovitch '19 | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) recently held its fourth annual DisAbility Summit, where it shared its latest research findings and reinforced the importance of its community partnerships. The overarching theme of the summit was the principle that, at TPI, research informs practice and practice informs research. TPI’s Director Don Cardinal, Ph.D., described the relationship

Thompson Policy Institute Hosts OCDE Workshop on Inclusive Education I-TAC grant helps advance inclusive classroom instruction

February 12, 2019 by Danielle Konovitch '19 | News

On a recent sunny Southern California morning, school site and district administrators as well as educators and school district coaches gathered for a full-day interactive workshop on differentiation of instruction in inclusive classrooms. The workshop was hosted by the Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Thompson Policy Institute in collaboration with the Orange County Department of

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