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Learning & Leadership - 25th Anniversary Special Edition

From History to the 21st Century Be Future-Ready!




Since 1995, we've been providing quality education, information technology and transition solutions to help students realize their goals and dreams; embrace their gifts, skills, talents and abilities; and go from school to work, college or career more successfully!


It is our extreme pleasure to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with you!

Our 2020 Vision is to empower students with a focus on both Learning and Leadership.

We look forward to serving you more in the years to come.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!


NEW! CHIPS Learning Institute With Leadership!


New!! CHIPS Learning Institute prepares students for what's next and turns their gifts, skills and talents into future-ready success!

Just like you need to learn hard skills or technical skills to work with state-of-the-art technologies and on projects across multiple platforms, you need to learn soft skills or leadership skills to manage time, serve customers, be a team player and problem solve.


Join CHIPS Learning Institute to learn and to lead and be future-ready to succeed!

Want to learn how to prepare for what's next?


Contact us to learn more.

"Today was the culmination of a six-week course on coding and STEAM. Thank you, Mrs. Tekelia Kelly of CHIPS Learning Center for giving our young people the opportunity to have this awesome experience. The presentations by the children were beyond awesome!"

Herbert McCray, Former School Administrator/CEO Boys 2 Men


 New!! CHIPS Learning Institute offers a revolutionary way to reach, recruit & retain your future-ready workforce talent today!


Are you a CEO, employer, business owner, professional or a motivated individual seeking to develop your workforce? Come learn how to lead the development of your workforce and develop the workforce skills of students from the legendary leader Harriet Tubman.


Empower your workforce and leave a legacy of learning to help people see.

Become a Learning Leader within the Harriet Tubman Leadership Program.

Because what people can see they can be.


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Did you know?



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Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman were Contemporaries. Harriet Tubman was an inspiration to suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony. During a Geneva Political Equality Club meeting Harriet Tubman was read President Abraham Lincoln's quote: "I go for all sharing the privileges of government who assist in bearing its burdens, by no means excluding women." She was then asked if she believed women should have the right to vote, Harriet Tubman answered "I suffered enough to believe it". Learn more


Real, Relevant, Relatable & Right Now Leaders

Learning and Leading from Life Lessons


Alexandria Williams

The future of Alexandria Williams is oh so promising! This bright and outgoing Motlow College student plans to use her talents and gifts as a Special Education teacher! We first met Alexandria at our CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Boot Camp at the TRC in Smyrna Tennessee. We learned of her great interests and insights in this story.


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"My child came home each day full of energy and excited to share everything that happened at camp!

Thank you for all the knowledge presented"

Parent of CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Camper

Still Real, Relevant, Relatable for Right Now!


Also, speaking of Voting! According to a poll by Harriet Tubman was voted to be on the 20 dollar bill out of numerous other well-known women in history. Harriet Tubman was very instrumental as an activist for human rights. Not only just the great and legendary leader who led many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, Harriet helped champion civil rights, women rights and voting rights in our country today! She was a nurse, secret agent, war hero--the first woman to lead a military expedition. Though deemed not able to read as it was forbidden for slaves, and even with a disability from being hit in the head, she owned property, was a philanthropist and was a prominent woman in society who networked with other influential leaders of the day.


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Newsletter Features


Teaching the Future

We offer PreK-College academic, tutoring, STEAM Project-Based Learning, Coding, College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) and Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for every and all students.


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Learning & Leadership

After six-weeks of coding and STEAM project-based learning (PBL) the awesome students of the Boys 2 Men organization presented their amazing coding and communication projects for the culminating event. Thank you Mr. Herbert "Book" McCray!


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Student Spotlights

Empowering students and helping them succeed is always a joy! We love being able to support and share in student successes while they are in school as well as when they transition from school to work and college.


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Camps, Classes and Courses

CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Boot Camp offers innovative project-based learning and work-based learning experiences in electronics, coding, robotics, engineering, the arts and school-to-work transitioning.


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Our participation on Advisory Boards for Future Ready Institute and STEM programs give us the opportunity to stay abreast of best practices. We attend ISTE, CSTA, AET and Tech Ed conferences to learn and teach and to assure our students are future-ready!



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Learning Leader Partnerships

Networking with local and national groups strengthen our ability to reach and teach candidates for our CHIPS Learning Leaders Institute. There we train on how to mentor and transition students from school to work for the good success of all. See our SIB Network Case Study for more info.


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Career & Tech Ed Resources

Review our best in class programs, projects, and Tech Ed industry partners to get an idea of how we use state-of the art programming for teaching students to be future-ready!


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Hacking Code To Underground Career & Life Gamification

All Aboard! Take the STEAM Train and enjoy a journey or learning and leadership with gamification from the 21st century to history and back again with insights to learn and lead better. This E-learning STEAM Train game is being reformatted from live show for virtual delivery and coming soon!


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Teaching Artist Education

Performance of "History Revived: The Transforming Power of Music" at the wonderful school DuPont Elementary for Black History Month with the amazing Principal Barbara Shepherd.


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Teaching Artist Tekelia Kelly Celebrates MLK Jr. Holiday With March On With A Song


News & Current Events

ICYMI check out our 25th Anniversary article plus other links to more news at From History to the 21st century, we're future ready moving students full-STEAM ahead!


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"I recommend you to so many when they have hit a wall with learning ability for their child. I do believe it is that engineering background that makes you so efficient in this area. You have an ability to break things down to the simplest solutions so that it is a natural learning process for EVERY CHILD."

Parent of CHIPS Learning Services Client


We're Here For You!

We are still here to answer any questions you might have about what's next for you, so don't hesitate to reach out to us

Visit our website! | Email us!

Tekelia C. Kelly

Bring Harriet Tubman to Life with STEAM Teaching Artist Tekelia C. Kelly at TN Arts




 1868-1869 image of Harriet Tubman taken by Benjamin F. Powelson. (NMAAHC, Library of Congress)

“I said to the Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to you, and I know you will see me through”

Harriet Tubman, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman By Sarah Hopkins Bradford.

Harriet Tubman Comes to Life with Reenactments by Tekelia Kelly, a STEAM Teaching Artist at the TN Arts Commission

All Aboard! Take the STEAM Train! Travel the train tracks of American History and Civilization! Move your students full-steam ahead with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education. Students will be future-ready, from history to the 21st century, learning about American inventors, scientists, leaders, artists and more. STEAM Teaching Artist, Tekelia C. Kelly, an experienced engineer, educator, entertainer and entrepreneur, also owns CHIPS Learning Services, providing creative instructional design and education technology solutions.


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