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Former engineer teaches area youths STEAM skills and how to program computers, Tuesday, October 18,  2016


A former engineer and educator gets so passionate about the potential she sees in youth that she talks nearly non-stop about teaching them and pauses only when she gets so full of emotion that she cries. "They are precious gifts," said Tekelia Kelly, owner and executive director of CHIPS, Computer Help and Instructional Programs for Students. "Each one has amazing potential in them that we've got to let out." Learn more

CHIPS Empowers "Learning Outside The Box" at Fall Break, Friday, October 7,  2016


Parents are you looking for your children to do interesting stuff over Fall Break? Then come check out CHIPS Learning Services for fun and innovative activities Oct, 10-14, 2016! Its gonna be fun and very enlightening!!  CHIPS Fall Break theme is "Learning Outside The Box" and features projects, programming, piano, painting and playing fun and excitement! Register today!  Learn more

CHIPS To Offer New Learning Center And CODA Music Programming, Saturday, October 1, 2016


CHIPS Learning Services will celebrate the grand opening of its new CHIPS Learning Center with a free open house on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The center is at 104 North Tuxedo Ave., off Brainerd Road, in the Belvoir area--inside the Highland Enrichment Learning Programs (HELP) building (formerly 21st Century Academy).

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CHIPS "STEAM" Summer Enrichment Computer Camp launches for Rising 6th to 9th Graders offering Coding, Robotics, Apps and more, Wednesday, March 25, 2016


Looking for a great summer camp program with engaging, exciting and enriching small group FUN!!? Check out CHIPS "STEAM" Summer Enrichment Computer Camp! Ms. Rachel Kelly and her mother, Tekelia Kelly, founder and owner of CHIPS, will offer education enrichment similar to that they delivered at the Chattanooga Autism Center over the summer.  Learn more

Tekelia Kelly Featured as Industrial Engineer in Institute Of Industrial Engineers Magazine's Final Five, Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Tekelia Kelly Featured In Institute Of Industrial Engineers MagazineWednesday, March 9, 2016-  Tekelia KellyTekelia Kelly is the Industrial Engineer featured in the March 2016 publication of Institute of Industrial Engineers Magazine. Ms. Kelly is an instructional designer and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teaching artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission.She carries a variety of roles – entrepreneur, engineer, educator, editor and entertainer – but largely focuses on teaching children one-on-one and in groups using STEAM education. Ms. Kelly's "Final Five" interview article can be read at  Learn more

Tekelia Kelly's CHIPS "STEAM" Summer Computer Camp debuts at Chattanooga Autism Center starting June 2016, Monday, March 21, 2016


CHIPS "STEAM" Summer Computer Camp HURRY! ONLY 4 SLOTS OFFERED EACH WEEK A 6-week fun and interactive summer enrichment program for rising 6th–9th graders, both typical and special learners. Designed to empower kid's individual talents, interests, skills and abilities; and encourage them to create, learn, discover and explore! Using exciting and engaging edutainment games, including best-of-the-best retro and state-of-the art coding, robotics, simulations and apps; plus keyboarding and cyber readiness games, you get "the perfect learn, work and play"!  Learn more

Tekelia Kelly's "March On With A Song" Kicks off in Schools with Grant from Tennessee Arts Commission, Monday, January 4, 2016


Tekelia Kelly Sings History to Life with her newest production "March On With A Song", featuring singing, storytelling and multimedia technology that enriches U.S American history, social studies, math, reading, and more.  "March On With A Song" is the second in  Ms. Kelly's "The Transforming Power of Music" series with three performances scheduled for Hamilton County Schools starting in January. The program is grant funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission where Ms. Kelly is a registered Teaching Artist.  Learn more

Get a FREE! Downloadable and Printable E-book for Youth & Adults, Friday, January 1, 2016


Happy New Year! Get a FREE! E-book download for youth to journal their holiday memories, experiences and more! Draw, color, make and prepare for back to school with fun brain teaser games, puzzles, worksheets, stories and activities! Inbox us for free coupon. Offer expires January 4, 2016. Learn more

EPB Fiber Optics Sponsors Tekelia Kelly's "Celebrate & Create!" E-book, Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Since 1995, Tekelia C. Kelly has served business and education with instruction and technology. She has taught children at schools, homes and learning centers, and trained adults at corporations, small business and colleges. Her engineering, instructional design, and information technology background has also landed her project manager contracts such as setting up Mapco's computer training center for employees in Memphis, and implementing UTC's Lupton Technology Smart Classroom Podiums across the campus in Chattanooga. Learn more

Tennessee Arts Commission Awards Grant to Teaching Artist Tekelia Kelly

Tekelia Kelly  Quarterly Newsletter - Novembet 2015


Tekelia Kelly was awarded a grant by the Tennessee Arts Commission to integrate art and technology programming into school curriculum with singing and storytelling to support of standards-based education. Tekelia was also featured as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Teaching Artist in the Tennessee Arts Commssion showcase Create2014: Creativity in Education Institute–Full STEAM Ahead, a renowned arts integration conference that recognizes the significance of the arts in building 21st century learning skills while shaping whole school reform through project-based learning.  Learn more

Tekelia Kelly Announces Release Of "Celebrate And Create" E-book For Children and Adults

Tekelia Kelly Friday, October 30, 2015


Tennessee Arts Commission Teaching Artist Tekelia Kelly announces the roll-out of a new e-book project "Celebrate and Create! Make The Holidays Great!", designed for children and the community. The instructional designer, educator and industrial engineer who also created Sisters in and Celebrate, now presents a new lifestyle and education publication with something for everyone. The PDF-formatted, downloadable semi-annual publication due around the Thanksgiving holiday will cover makers, mentors, manners, materials and more. Learn more Awards Tekelia Kelly with Code Teacher Training Certificate

Tekelia Kelly September 2015

Tekelia Kelly was awarded the "Hour of Code" Teacher Certificate September 2015 by after completing a day-long training workshop for teachers attending from Chattanooga and Dalton, at the Dalton Public Library in Dalton, Georgia.  The certificate training enables teachers to teach code programming to children in schools and the community.  Teachers also will have the opportunity to host their own class(es) during Computer Science/Hours of Code week December 7-13, 2015.  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.  Teachers were given a teacher's notebook with esson plans, unplugged activities, classroom supplies in addition to the workshop training certificate.  Learn more

Community gathers at GradNation Summit

Brian Ferry March 2012

Community gathers at GradNation Summit to tackle school ...


Chattanooga Times Free Press

Jul 21, 2015 - Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press. ... "We know what we know about Chattanooga and the way we get things done in this ... Tekelia Kelly, an education technology consultant, said she heard about the summit through ...

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Ed Camp Gig City in Chattanooga, TN

Susan Smith March 2012

Tekelia Kelly had an awesome time at EdCamp Gig City: Chattanooga's Educator Unconference in preparation for rolling out and, with spotlights on Celebrate Chattanooga's "Celebration Station for Student Education"! If you are a company who would like some great exposure for supporting youth in business via our school-to-work learning initiative, like Dr. Keith Dressler at, please inbox me or email with Dr. Keith B. Dressler Orthodontist   Barbara Shepherd, Kelle Jolly and 2 others like this.

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Carol Simons March 2012

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