Tag: TGR EDU: Create

TGR Foundation expands impact, launches Master Trainer Program

With educator professional learning programs a core initiative at TGR Foundation, the intended outcome has always been rooted in the idea of empowering educators to set up engaging, student-led learning environments in their own classrooms. While some specifics of our professional learning program, STEM Studio, have changed over the years, our approach of collaborating, celebrating and supporting educators to be their best selves for students, has emphatically continued. The TGR EDU: Create team is proud to introduce the next phase in this maturation of our professional learning, the Master Trainer Program.

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Six Ways to Enhance your STEM curricula with TGR EDU: Explore

Each year in classrooms around the world educators connect students to knowledge, skills and experiences that lead to significant impact in their lives and communities.

For more than 24 years TGR Foundation has worked to empower youth through education and help them discover, develop and pursue their passions. A variety of free programs and resources at the flagship TGR Learning Lab and satellite sites across the country have driven transformation in teachers, facilitators, students and education.

TGR EDU: Explore was designed to expand use of the TGR Learning Lab’s award-winning curricula and experiences and make it accessible through the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. With the six tips below educators can heighten their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula and student engagement with resources and practices that have been tested and proven successful for over a decade.

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Year of Significance: How TGR excelled in 2019 and what’s in store for the new decade

Significant.  That’s a word that really describes this year, for TGR Foundation and certainly for Tiger.  Our work and Tiger’s success inspired members of our community, young and old, to think of new possibilities. There were many achievements that made 2019 significant.

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How STEM Studio connected students and educators across boarders

Professional development workshops and conferences are ways to learn new teaching strategies and improve one’s teaching practice.  In the summer of 2018, I attended my first weeklong STEM Studio hosted by TGR Foundation.  Even though I have participated in numerous workshops throughout my teaching career, there was something unique about STEM Studio.  In attempting to describe my STEM Studio experience, the word that comes to mind is CREATE.

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TGR Foundation selected to strengthen national K-16 STEM education, outreach

TGR Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to drive forward its mission to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Department of Defense’s recently-launched Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) will strengthen kindergarten through college STEM education and outreach programs across the United States.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month, Regina Honu

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re proud to honor female pioneers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who have paved the way for other women to learn, grow and lead in tomorrow’s workforce.

Recognizing the importance of quality STEM education and gaps in underrepresented communities, we recently expanded our programs to reach students and educators around the world. Regina Honu was one of many educators from 11 countries who joined us for our inaugural International STEM Studio last summer.

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Integrated STEM (iSTEM) professional development series makes impact

With the combination of dedicated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators, leaders and a professional learning series on student-centered instructional practices the Integrated STEM (iSTEM) professional development series was born. This PD series was coordinated by both the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC. OSSE provided financial support for the iSTEM Development Program. 

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STEM Studio participants soar through STEM using drones

We’ve seen those breathtaking videos of natural landscapes, watched synchronized LED light performances at the Super Bowl, or even read about commercial drone package delivery. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have served their initial purpose of military reconnaissance and supported developments in agriculture, photography and film, and even search and rescue operations. They’ve recently made their way into education, and it becomes important for our educators to examine the opportunities and precautions when implementing lessons involving new technology. This year, TGR EDU: Create introduced drone workshops during our STEM Studio professional development trainings for educators that focused on promoting computer science concepts and how STEM thinking has contributed to the current application of drones.

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TGR Foundation supports founder in MetLife MatchUp for a shot at $750K

The MetLife MatchUp recognizes players who have overcome challenging situations on the golf course throughout the PGA season. Our founder, Tiger Woods, advanced to the final round with a chance to earn $750K for TGR Foundation.

Founded in 1996 as a means to provide more for children who have less, TGR Foundation transforms young lives with innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, college-access programs and digital initiatives. The MetLife Matchup winnings can go a long way in helping TGR Foundation support underrepresented youth throughout the world.

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Expanding love for STEM: My International STEM Studio experience

As one of sixteen participants of TGR EDU: Create’s International STEM Studio, South African education entrepreneur and U.S. Africa Development Foundation grant recipient Mmabatho Mokiti shares her experience participating in the 10-day immersive STEM workshop.

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TGR EDU: Create launches International STEM Studio

TGR Foundation is devoted to high quality, no-cost educator professional development across the United States. Wait, is that across the world? Yes, we’re expanding our reach to an international audience. Our belief is that all students deserve a high-quality education and highly-trained teachers, and that should not stop at any border’s edge.

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Summer STEM Studio to amplify curricula among educators

Empowering teachers to deliver engaging STEM curricula, TGR EDU: Create’s summer STEM Studio workshops will drive design, innovation and collaboration in Southern California, Washington, D.C. and around the world. STEM Studio, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, will unite a diverse group of professionals with unique teaching experiences and perspectives. The workshops also encourage teachers to leave their comfort zone and engage in new learning experiences to spark ideas in their classrooms.

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TGR EDU: Create and OSSE Announce the iSTEM Development Program

In some schools, a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can look like buying a few 3D-printers or turning a small area into a “maker space.” For twenty-seven administrators, teacher-leaders, curriculum coaches and teachers, from five Washington, D.C. public and charter schools, their commitment goes a lot deeper.

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Founder Tiger Woods announces charity’s new name: TGR Foundation

In fall 2016, Tiger Woods set a professional evolution in motion with the launch of TGR Ventures (pronounced ‘T-G-R’), an umbrella brand that marked the next chapter in the golfer, businessman and philanthropist’s legacy. Now the evolution continues as the Tiger Woods Foundation renames itself as TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity—the next phase in […]

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Founder Tiger Woods announces charity’s new name: TGR Foundation

In fall 2016, Tiger Woods set a professional evolution in motion with the launch of TGR Ventures (pronounced ‘T-G-R’), an umbrella brand that marked the next chapter in the golfer, businessman and philanthropist’s legacy. Now the evolution continues as the Tiger Woods Foundation renames itself as TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity—the next phase in […]

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TGR EDU: Create’s summer STEM Studio enhance educators curricula for the fall at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim

This Summer at the TGR Leaning Lab in Anaheim, educators from across Southern California participated in STEM Studio. These week-long workshops are all part of the TGR EDU: Create program presented by Kaiser Permanente that provides unique professional development programs in STEM and college access for educators.

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STEM Studio, D.C. Edition

The Tiger Woods Foundation met Alesha Russey in March 2016 when she attended our first STEM Studio seminar in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has participated in a number of offerings and reached out to us regarding possibly offering a more intensive training for her school and others in the D.C. area. Likewise, she offered her school site to host and has been one of our biggest champions in informing educators of our work in professional development. She shares her takeaway of TGR EDU: Create’s STEM Studio.

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Summer Learning at the TGR Learning Lab

Summer is for fun, sun, BBQs—and for many young people, no school! However, all of us at the TGR Learning Lab believe that summer is about opening doors to new opportunities, thinking about one’s future and getting ahead when it comes to preparing for college. We also think it is a time where teachers can have some fun while they collaborate with fellow educators and learn new activities that can be used in their own classroom.

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STEM Studio D.C. – Educator Growth Through the Student Lens

On June 15-16, TGR EDU: Create delivered STEM Studio in Washington D.C., a free two-day professional learning experience in STEM education based on best practices in lesson design and inquiry-based learning from Tiger Woods Foundation curricula. Learn more from TGR EDU: Create’s director David Tong about how we’re working with educators to improve STEM learning for students everywhere.

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Disrupting the Gender Gap in Computer Science

We’re excited to introduce you to a STEM trailblazer, Kavya Kopparapu. At just 16 years old and a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Washington, D.C., Kavya is on a mission to introduce more girls to STEM. Her nonprofit, GirlsComputingLeague, has allowed her to reach thousands of girls and speak at numerous distinguished STEM events across the country. During the Tiger Woods Foundation’s DC STEM Fair Teacher Semina, held in collaboration with the D.C STEM Network this past March, we had the opportunity to see Kavya in action as she co-led a professional development class with our instructor. Without a doubt, Kavya Kopparapu is one to watch—and we can’t see where she goes. Read on to hear from Kavya herself, watch her dynamic speech at the March for Science and learn more about her passion for STEM.

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