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. 


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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