Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chestnut Hill College Announces School Partnerships

Students will get an opportunity to work in local schools.

The following was provided to Patch by Chestnut Hill College:


The Division of Teacher Education and Leadership at Chestnut Hill College is proud to announce partnerships with three local schools in the community to provide field experiences for students before student teaching.

Enfield Elementary School in Springfield Township, Fort Washington Elementary School in Upper Dublin Township, and J.S. Jenks School in Chestnut Hill have opened their doors to accept Chestnut Hill teacher candidates and have assigned teacher mentors to support their growth.

Over the past few years, the Division of Teacher Education and Leadership have participated in professional partnerships with other local schools. Chestnut Hill has placed practicum and student teachers at Emlen Elementary and also conducted workshops in technology and science for the faculty. Education students have read to classes at Emlen, and Jessica Kahn, Ph.D., professor of education, has conducted book drives and opened a library at the school. Chestnut Hill students have hosted social studies nights at St. Genevieve in Flourtown, and also helped to organize book drives for Jenks and other local schools. The department has also been active in charitable activities through the College’s chapter of Council for Exceptional Children, participating in the Autism Speaks Walk for the past six years. The department has also been very involved in the Reading is Love Project as part of Philadelphia READS, and providing support to Philadelphia Teaching Fellows.

The College is currently engaged in a self-study ensuring that high quality programs continue to be offered from the Division of Teacher Education and Leadership with strong partnerships with schools in the local community. As part of the redesign of field experience prior to student teaching, four to six education students will be placed at each school for three hours, twice a week for the duration of the semester. A supervisor from Chestnut Hill is assigned to the school as an instructional coach and liaison from the college to monitor, observe, trouble-shoot, assist, and help out as needed. Before school opened this fall, field experience teacher candidates traveled for an orientation and tour of the partnering schools so they would be fully prepared for the beginning of the school year.

The College’s requirements for participation in field experience are rigorous. Teacher candidates are trained to assist in the classroom with students one on-on-one, in small groups, and teach whole-group lessons. With direction from the mentoring teachers, these college students can hold writing conferences, tutor struggling students, provide enrichment activities, supervise cooperative learning groups, monitor center work, and support classroom instruction and student learning as needed.

 “The joint collaboration of local schools and the college community is essential for the benefit of all and will support Chestnut Hill’s Division of Teacher Education and Leadership’s mission to “Prepare competent, caring, and culturally responsive educators and leaders for 21st Century Learners,” says Kathy Gibson, field experience coordinator at Chestnut Hill College. “These partnerships will improve the quality of teacher preparation at Chestnut Hill College and will develop strong relationships between the college’s Division of Teacher Education and Leadership, local schools, and the community.”

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Finish the Job; Demand Brady Background Checks on ALL GUN SALES


It’s been 20 years since the Brady Law was passed.But 40% of gun sales still don’t require a background check.Tell Congress to stop helping bad guys get guns.

Watch the video to see how easy it is for bad guys to get guns. Then sign the petition and tell Congress to finish the job by expanding Brady Background checks to all gun sales. Easy Peasy.


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This is a great commercial for a basic cause that only makes sense.

CHC’s Lynette’s Griffins at Autism Speaks 2013

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Message From President Obama


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Published on Oct 8, 2012

NFDI2012 Video 7: Former Congressman Tony Coelho introduces a video message from President Barack Obama and speaker Ted Kennedy, Jr. for President Barack Obama.

The National Forum on Disability Issues 2012 featured Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) speaking on behalf of their respective parties to present the campaigns’ positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities. Ohio Senate Republican nominee Treasurer Josh Mandel and Ohio Senator Sen. Brown participated. The speakers were given the opportunity to provide their positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability community. Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University and former CNN White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief, served as Forum moderator. This is the only national event to focus specifically on disability issues.


*Coelho was credited by Congressional colleagues as the primary sponsor[9] of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. By 1994, four years after the law’s passage, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that some 800,000 more people with severe disabilities had found employment than were employed when the ADA was first enacted.[10]    *

Excerpt from the Congressional Record-House, July 12, 1990, headed “Tribute to Hon. Tony Coelho,” 136 Cong. Rec. 17297, 1990.
10 “Coelho Reflects on the Law,” The Modesto Bee, January 18, 1997, B1.