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Blazing trails: In celebration of Women’s History Month

A picture showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago. It was the cover of American Spirit magazine, a publication of the National Daughters of the American Revolution. To celebrate Women’s History Month, AS featured a woman’s silhouette filled with pictures of women of distinction — honored by the NDAR for their contributions […]

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Design, innovate and collaborate in STEM Studio

Push pins, meat packing trays, tape, balloons and a straw. Using only these materials, apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to design a single balloon rocket car that will travel the furthest distance in a race with other fellow educators.

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SXSWedu: Provoking thought, affirming commitment

I have had time to breathe now that SXSWedu 2017 is behind me, and I am just as fired up as I was that week. Besides having the opportunity to present the work we do here at the foundation, I was able to sit in on and participate in a variety of exciting exchanges, keynotes […]

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Donor Spotlight: Matthew A. Troka

In our latest Donor Spotlight feature, we hear from Matt Troka, senior vice president of product and partner management at CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. A FORTUNE 500 company, CDW has been a longtime advocate of the Tiger Woods Foundation, generously supporting our mission of helping students […]

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Eleven years later: Celebrating the TGR Learning Lab

One of my proudest moments was the day the TGR Learning Lab opened its doors. It was the culmination of nearly 18 months of research, planning and training — and frankly, I was a nervous wreck.

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Tiger Woods Foundation heads to SXSWedu

One of the premier education conferences in the United States is SXSWedu, held annually in Austin, Texas. What once began as a small regional conference designed to celebrate innovations in learning has quickly grown into an international force in education. More than 12,000 people attended last year, where speakers challenged participants to innovate, disrupt and […]

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Partnering in digital excellence

When I first experienced the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, last August, the enormity of the goal before the Discovery Education team became clear. Tiger Woods’ vision of digitizing the TGR Learning Lab, then making those resources available to students across the country through a nationwide initiative, was ambitious, to say the least.

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Learning in the 21st century

Several years ago, I attended a conference that focused on learning. More specifically, on the ways that businesses leverage technology for mass training their employees. New models of learning such as asynchronous, synchronous and second life — a virtual world where users can connect and create content — were at their infancy and being implemented […]

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You’ve applied, Now what?

Congratulations! You’ve submitted all your college applications. You no longer have to toil away on your personal statements or spend hours researching colleges. You have officially finished step 1, applying to college. Now onto step 2.

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Vote now for TWF at SXSWedu®

For 20 years, we’ve been equipping students with the ability to exceed any and all expectations. Now we have the opportunity to share our vision on one of education’s largest platforms: SXSWedu®. The Tiger Woods Foundation has submitted six presentation ideas for a four-day conference in Austin, Texas, for educators and education innovators.

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Show me the money? Not so fast

There are a multitude of ambitious scholarship programs across the United States that open doors for students to attend the universities of their dreams. From a financial standpoint, some of the best provide renewable opportunities so that worries about ongoing costs are minimized. Others provide year-one funding that greatly enhances the ability to get into […]

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People Development: Paying it forward

One of the most critical things that organizations can do to increase staff motivation, loyalty and commitment is simple — invest in their learning. Sadly, in tight budget times, this tends to be one of the first areas that is viewed as dispensable. I disagree. If we don’t invest in people, they will not invest […]

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Why STEM?

We often refer to the Tiger Woods Learning Center as STEM City. While STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is a widely discussed subject now, the national education community was just starting to recognize its importance at the time the learning center launched. So, how did we get here? Why did we decide to base our […]

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A plan for growth in the next five years

There’s a question consistently pondered within educational circles: What’s the best way to gauge the success of specific programs and approaches to learning? Grades may give the individual student a sense of how well they are learning course material, and standardized tests have long been valued as a way to measure both individual progress and […]

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Learning Center Day One: My proudest moment

One of my proudest moments was the day the Tiger Woods Learning Center opened its doors. It was the culmination of nearly 18 months of research, planning and training — and frankly, I was a nervous wreck.

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