Teacherpreneur 48Hour Launch Is This Weekend

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PEF, Benwood and HCDE in collaboration with CO.LAB will host the first Teacherpreneur 48Hour Launch August 1-3.  More than 20 teams of Hamilton County teachers will gather during the weekend at Society of Work to develop pitches for their innovative education ideas.  The culminating Teacherpreneur 48Hour Launch Pitch Event showcasing these innovative pitches will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Church on Main.  

The Teacherpreneur Incubator is designed to provide support, time and space for teachers to incubate big ideas and execute them in the best interests of both their students, their profession and our community.  Entrepreneurs transform challenges into business opportunities.  Teacherpreneurs do the same for our schools.  The Incubator provides both financial and community support to launch these transformative ideas. The community can get involved in the following ways: 

1.        Attend Teacherpreneur 48Hour Launch Weekend- August 1-3.  Come and join us at Society of Work to support the teacher teams as they develop their pitches.  You don’t have to stay the whole weekend- join us when you can.  

2.       Host a Workshop or Office Hours during the 48Hour Launch.  Lead a workshop during the weekend on your area of expertise, including presentation coaching, design, building a budget and more!  Or be available to consult with teams during office hours.

3.       Join us for the Teacherpreneur 48Hour Launch Pitch Event- August 3, 4 p.m.  The free Pitch Event is open to the public, and we are looking for a great crowd as the teacher teams showcase their ideas. 

4.       Join a Team.  Support a Teacherpreneur team by donating your time expertise.  You don’t have to be at the 48Hour Launch weekend to get involved.

5.       Donate a Prize.  We need an assortment of donated business services and stuff to help the teacherpreneurs succeed.

Contact Keri Randolph at PEF for more information, 668-2426 or krandolph@pefchattanooga.org.


Helen DeVos College Of Education Celebrates Student Teachers

The Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University celebrated the accomplishments of its student teachers with a banquet in the Centenary Room on Lee’s campus. Student teachers, cooperating teachers and supervisors enjoyed the evening sharing the semester’s experiences with each other. Speakers for the evening included Cameryn Byrd, Lauren Suits, Jonathan Berry and Jared ... (click for more)

Lee University Named To President’s Service Honor Roll Once Again

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that Lee University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, once again receiving recognition for its commitment to bettering the community through service. “Receiving this honor indicates that our students and faculty are engaging in transformative service with our community ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Pair Charged With Beating Man With Stick, Taking His Wallet

Two men are charged with beating a man with a large stick while he slept on the steps of a downtown church, then taking his wallet. Jerry Quincy Allen, 45, and James Leo Boas, 40, both of 727 E. 11th St., are charged with aggravated robbery. In the incident on Wednesday, Bradley Casehart said he and a friend were asleep at Tompkin Chapel Church on Palmetto Street. He ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Scrooge’ Of The Year

As we move into the last weekend before Christmas, the “Scrooge of the Year” has just appeared in Aurora, Ill. Actually Connie Ley has just died. She passed away on Nov. 25, but in her wake left the worst will many around the country have ever heard – her last wishes included that her nine-year-old dog should be put to death, cremated, and buried with her. Bela, a beautiful German ... (click for more)