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From day and after-school STEM programs to college-access workshops and golf lessons, on any given day the TGR Learning Lab is bustling with activity. On average, our Anaheim, California lab site welcomes over 250 students a day—that’s a whole lot of minds to challenge and characters to build.
In unison, identical twins Erica and Jessica Rivera emphatically declare that mathematics is their passion. They don’t know where this love comes from, they say it’s organic — let’s say it runs in their matching DNA. From as early as fourth grade, the now 19-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class.
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.
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 […]
While 144 of the world’s best golfers chase birdies and eagles this week during the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club, many young fans will enjoy a different experience.
The Tiger Woods Foundation’s award-winning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum will be on display at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this week during the Genesis Open. Families and students attending the tournament from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, will be able to engage in unique hands-on learning experiences on […]
The Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are pleased to invite middle and high school educators to participate in a live webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. PST as we showcase TGR EDU: Explore, a new online initiative that supports students […]
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.
A few weeks ago during Winter Workshop at the TGR Learning Lab I had the privilege to speak to a couple dozen Earl Woods Scholars about the importance of LinkedIn. My main goal was to inform them how critical it is to build their personal brand on the platform, especially since 94 percent of recruiters […]
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 […]
TGR EDU: Explore is live! Tiger Woods’ vision to reach millions of students around the country and around the world — to create meaningful, positive change through innovative education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and college access — was the catalyst for the Tiger Woods Foundation to partner with Discovery Education, recognized as a […]
This holiday season, we proudly celebrate 20 years of breakthrough student transformations. We thank you for your support.
Through a partnership with Murray Middle School, the foundation began offering its STEM-based, college-access programs to Florida students in 2011. The core curriculum utilized technology to explore careers in science and engineering. In addition, TWF pre-college activities were integrated to support student interests. But best of all, this satellite location brought the foundation’s hands-on, technology-rich […]
As 2016 comes to a close, the Tiger Woods Foundation looks back and gives thanks to the many people and organizations that have supported the work we do and the lives we transform. Through our ‘Donor Appreciation’ series this past year, we’ve had the opportunity to feature a few of our generous advocates and share […]
New and innovative educational tools continue to be developed every day to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. We can quickly become engaged with all the bells and whistles, but how can we determine the effectiveness of the new technology?
Educational innovator. Elmo Award recipient. Jedi Master. With over four decades in education, Dr. Milton Chen’s professional journey is expansive, impressive and definitely entertaining. The author of Education Nation and senior fellow and executive director, emeritus, at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), Chen is a leading voice within the educational media landscape and a […]
Something exciting is happening right now. The rapid rise of technology is disrupting industries across the globe. The world’s largest taxi company (Uber) owns no vehicles; the most valuable retailer (Alibaba) has no inventory; and the world’s most popular media owner (Facebook) creates no content. While most sectors seem to be embracing change driven by […]
In order to meet the needs of the increasing number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs within the next decade, we need students to be exposed to opportunities that exist and provide them with the training, knowledge and skills they need to be successful in these careers. To meet this demand, teachers need […]