published Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Howard School project wins 'Teacherpreneur" competition

Students exit Howard High School in this file photo.
Students exit Howard High School in this file photo.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A project from The Howard School won top prize in the inaugural "Teacherpreneur" competition held today.

Dozens of teachers competed for a share of $100,000 offered by the Benwood Foundation. Today’s event was hosted by Benwood, the Public Education Foundation and the Hamilton County Department of Education.

Howard teachers Sean Brown and Jessica Hubbuch called their project: “Standards Driven Project Based Learning for High School Sciences.”

Thanks to their winning idea, Brown and Hubbuch will receive money to buy new technology for the school’s science projects.

The other top winners were:

Second place: “It Takes a Village” by Elisabeth Wilson of Redbank Elementary School.

Third place: “First Person Fixer: Computer Diagnostics & Troubleshooting” by Matthew Craig of Normal Park Museum Magnet School. Craig will use the money to train students in computer diagnostics.

Fourth place: Two projects tied for fourth. They include “Developing Opportunities for Authentic Student Entrepreneurship with Agriculture Education” by Lee Friedlander of Hixson High School and “Leadership Think Tank 21st Century Communication and Beyond” by a group of teachers from Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School.

The amounts the projects will receive will be announced at a later date.

At least six more winners will also be announced within a week, organizers said.

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