Tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Danny Conway joined the Tiger Woods Foundation’s board in 2014 and brought with him unlimited insights and guidance. With an impressive run at some of Silicon Valley’s most successful startups, including Facebook, Airtime and Snocap, Conway currently manages TechFellow Fund, an investment program to honor those who make great innovation happen. […]
The call of the classroom runs strong in Leslie Lynch’s blood. With her own mother only recently retiring after 30 years as a special-needs teacher, Lynch truly believes teaching is more than her vocation. It’s her calling. At the age of 30, she left behind a successful career in business to become an educator. Now, […]
Today, we flash back to a major milestone in foundation history. On April 16, 2003, Tiger and Earl joined with local Anaheim children to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. In addition to showcasing the various design elements of the Tiger Woods Learning Center, Tiger announced Target stores as the first major […]
Teachers are like conductors in orchestras. They strive to facilitate a perfect lesson while enabling their students to demonstrate their skills and talents within harmonious classrooms. In doing so, they continue to seek professional development opportunities that allow them to stretch their lessons from beyond the textbook. With the current Next Generation Science Standards and […]
Imagine a place where creativity and innovation are paramount; where teachers take on the role of students, delving into hands-on STEM activities. A place where inquiry-based learning leads to real-world applications; where like-minded educators gather to collaborate and take risks. This is STEM Studio: a week-long immersion in STEM education based on the award-winning educational […]
What do you get when you combine innovation with collaboration? You get a team of passionate individuals with one goal in mind: to empower the unexpected champions of the world! From the youth that enter the doors of the Tiger Woods Learning Center, to the teachers that participate in our professional development trainings, to the […]
At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe in the importance of providing educators with effective professional development in order to be well-equipped and comfortable in delivering high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences to their students. The approach we’ve found most effective is allowing them to explore content through the student’s perspective. Educators partake […]
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 […]
In celebration of the Tiger Woods Learning Center’s 10th anniversary, we look back at and give thanks to our community of donors, who have dedicated their resources and efforts to help us get where we are today. In a Q&A with Cynthia and Thomas Coad, two of the TWLC’s first major advocates, we shine a […]
As the vice president of education at Pitsco Education, a Kansas-based company that designs innovative educational programs and solutions for schools, Matt Frankenbery works with clients all over the country to help implement curriculum designed to inspire and empower young people in their pursuit of knowledge.
On Saturday, March 19, the Tiger Woods Foundation hosted its first-ever DC STEM Teacher’s Seminar. In conjunction with the DC STEM Fair and the DC STEM Network, the foundation hosted more than 50 teachers at its three-hour seminar. The free event offered multiple workshops aimed at bringing STEM into the classroom.
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 18-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Tiger Woods Foundation’s first Boston STEM conference at Northeastern University. Working primarily on the foundation’s fundraising events, I do not have as many opportunities to take part in these types of programming events. So when opportunities like this arise, I always offer to volunteer, as […]
The Tiger Woods Learning Center has such a positive impact on the youth it serves. Not only are students exposed to content they might not ordinarily encounter (for example, forensic science, robotics, aerospace and engineering), they learn these subjects in an interactive, hands-on environment from highly skilled and credentialed staff committed to the success of […]
It’s no surprise that the proliferation and dependence on technology in its various forms is growing exponentially. Technology is changing the way we work, the way we interact, the way we digest information and the way we make sense of the world around us. Technology is also changing the way in which we educate young […]
In many traditional educational settings, students are taught what to think. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we create unique opportunities for students to jump-start their own thinking process and help them make their own decisions in the future.
Here at the Tiger Woods Learning Center, we’ve developed an extraordinary curriculum that challenges students to think outside the box through the use of Project Based Learning (PBL), a curricular model driven by carefully selected projects. PBL is designed not only to help students become masters in the content area, but also to help students […]
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 […]
If you give a rose bush just basic soil, sun and water, it will grow. But if you put that same bush in potting soil, give it extra nutrients and prune it here and there, it will produce brilliant colorful flowers that will amaze and astonish. Tiger Woods Learning Center graduate Edgar Perez is like […]