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We had an absolutely AMAZING time at "Your Voice Is Power: Music, Coding & STEM" Virtual Summer Camp in June! The camp received a 9.7 rating out 10 for all three days! It was very successful. In the picture below, campers coded and decoded a Makey Makey piano, using a Makey Makey microcontroller. Using Tekelia Kelly's CODA (Coding and Orff Developed Academics) methodology, students were able to create, compose and code song(s), using coding arrows to play the Makey Makey online piano and a coded paper craft that students made into an electronic keyboard using electrical circuitry.

The following are additional pictures of the fun hands-on STE(A)M Project-Based Learning activities students participated in during camp, including Amazon Future Engineer and Project STEM's Computer Science (CS) curriculum, plus Georgia Tech's Earsketch Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) system, with music technology lessons and coding activities.

"Your Voice Is Power: Music, Coding & STEM" with Georgia Tech's Earsketch - VIDEO

We are now preparing for the July In-Person "Your Voice Is Power" Summer Camp. The in-person camp will be Tuesday July 23-Thursday, July 25 from 9 am-12 pm at The Edney Innovation Center, located at 1100 Market Street in the Innovation District of Downtown Chattanooga. For further information about the Edney Innovation Center visit All equipment and materials for the in-person camp will be provided.

If you have not done so already, please send your registration information as soon as possible. Spaces are limited. Registrations are processed on a first come first serve basis. Child(ren) must have an IEP, 504, or doctor statement regarding disability. Parents must return the permission form to by registration deadline Friday, July 12. Please see the flyer and form below for registration. Should you have any questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Tekelia Kelly at (423) 421-5646.


Please help us get the word out about this great FREE summer for children ages 14-21 with special needs. Thank you!

"I have never been more excited about teaching college, career and technical education, creating and composing music, and coding with computer science as I am today! Find out more in the upcoming Zoom meeting today, and please help us get the word out to family, friends, teachers and students about this great new summer camp for youth!

Thank you!



This opportunity is provided in cooperation with CHIPS and the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS), Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. This program is through the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA). Students ages 14 to 21 that have an IEP, 504 or medical condition are eligible for the program. To join the class, each student needs a signed parental permission, which is below. Please complete the form and send to


Best wishes,



Tekelia C. Kelly, BS Engineering Technology

CHIPS Learning Services, Founder/Owner

Tech Ed Consultant | CSTA Member | STEAM Teaching Artist

Tennessee Department of Education CCTE-STEM Advisory

Tennessee Department of Human Services VR-CRP

Tennessee Arts Commission | Tennessee Arts Academy

Association of Education Therapy (AET) Allied Professionals



CHIPS Learning Services

(423) 421-5646


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