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Thompson Policy Institute

  

TPI’s Free Active Education Webinars Serve More Than 1,000 Teacher Candidates and Educators

December 16, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has wrapped up another successful Active Education Webinar Series. TPI helped develop the California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS) Active Education Webinars Series for teacher candidates earlier this spring in response to widespread school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Orange County Department of

TPI’s Associate Director Joins Chapman University’s Million Dollar Club

December 16, 2020 by | News

Dr. Audri Sandoval Gomez, Associate Director of the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability, was honored as a member of Chapman University’s prestigious Million Dollar Club for securing more than $1 million in funding from outside sponsors. The honor was announced at Chapman’s Annual State of Research and Creative Activity, which highlights the work of Chapman

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

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

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

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