2.0 Community Events

As we work to reshape education in our community for the 21st Century, it’s important that we have opportunities to hear about the best ideas and perspectives from national and local experts, to spark community dialogue and inspiration about what’s possible in Chattanooga. 

 


ACEs Workshop
Monday, December 4, 2017 – Chattanooga Christian School

All private education staff are invited to an evening dedicated to ACEs awareness (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Join us as we learn about the role of emotional trauma in mental, physical, and behavioral health, and how innovative strategies and models can be implemented in classrooms and schools to respond to the effects toxic stress.

These series of workshops, hosted by the Chattanooga 2.0 action team, Early Matters Chattanooga, are a strategic response to sound science showing that “toxic stress” caused by chronic exposure to traumatic events in childhood is at the root of many challenging adult outcomes. Come to learn, and leave with a strategy, or an activity that you can immediately implement in your educational practice the very next day.

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It Just Takes One… An Evening Focused on Early Literacy Featuring First Lady Crissy Haslam
Monday, November 13, 2017 – The Camp House

Join Chattanooga 2.0 and and other community partners for “It just takes one,” a conversation on early literacy and the success of the youngest learners on Monday. The evening will include a keynote presentation from First Lady Crissy Haslam, tying into the Chattanooga Basics, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished guests.

The panelists include: Ariel Ford, Office of Early Learning, City of Chattanooga; Shawn Kurrelmeier-Lee, Reading Director, Read20; Corinne Hill, Executive Director, Chattanooga Public Library; and Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent, Hamilton County Department of Education.  The moderator will be Lisa Wiltshire, Tennesseans for Quality Early Education.

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RSVP Deadline November 6


ACEs Workshop
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Brainerd High School

All public education staff are invited to an evening dedicated to ACEs awareness (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Join us as we learn about the role of emotional trauma in mental, physical, and behavioral health, and how innovative strategies and models can be implemented in classrooms and schools to respond to the effects toxic stress.

These series of trainings, hosted by the Chattanooga 2.0 action team, Early Matters Chattanooga, are a strategic response to sound science showing that “toxic stress” caused by chronic exposure to traumatic events in childhood is at the root of many challenging adult outcomes. Come to learn, and leave with a strategy, or an activity that you can immediately implement in your educational practice the very next day.

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Resilience: the Biology of Stress and Science of Hope – Community Screening [ACEs Event]
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Camp House

A documentary focusing on the work of pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities that birthed the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and how it’s spawned a movement across the U.S. A panel discussion will follow.

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Paper Tigers Documentary – Community Screening [ACEs Event]
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Camp House

“Stressed brains can’t learn.”

That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five-fold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress.

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ACEs Community Event
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Memorial Auditorium

ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence.

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