Tag: TGR EDU: Explore

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Traveling, speaking and collaborating for future education equity: A report from the road

Creating an equitable future requires attention to the signals around us every day. In a world brimming with global competition, rapid technological advancements and growing disparities in academic achievement across the nation, the signals appear in the news every day. October presented me with multiple opportunities to travel, share and learn about different approaches in teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, transformation efforts and the future of working and learning. With each new destination it was clear that change in our education systems is necessary and through committed organizations, collective efforts and strategic partnerships it will happen.

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TGR EDU: Explore sends “Robots to the Rescue” in new Digital Exploration

From what they look like to what they can do, robots have fascinated people for decades. In our latest TGR EDU: Explore digital exploration, Robots to the Rescue, robots transition from fascinating to functional. The free interactive session takes students on a journey to California and Hawaii on a strategic mission to assist in the recovery of natural hazards. In the digital module, available now, students will explore the science behind natural hazards and their processes to understand how they become natural disasters.

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Expanded Learning Program engages students beyond school at TGR Learning Lab

Although classes are back in session in many communities across the nation, learning doesn’t have to end as the bell sounds at the end of the school day. The Expanded Learning Program at the TGR Learning Lab welcomes middle and high school students in Anaheim, CA to the safe halls of our facility to benefit from academic support and hands-on learning experiences.

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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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TGR EDU: Explore guides students through college prep

A month of summer is already behind us and soon students will enter a new school year. Before classes resume, deadlines approach and assignments are due, TGR EDU: Explore offers several free resources to help students prepare for their future in academia and beyond.

Through a series of lessons geared toward middle and high school students, the digital platform helps participants discover their passion, explore related careers, create an academic résumé and learn how to capture the attention of admissions counselors through their personal statements.

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TGR Foundation encourages summer STEM learning through free virtual lessons

TGR Foundation takes summer learning from the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim right into your hands with TGR EDU: Explore.

Students at the learning lab experience hands-on projects, explore their interests and develop new skills each week, and TGR EDU: Explore duplicates this experience for students around the world with the click of a mouse.

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TGR EDU: Explore Wins at The Social Good Awards

We have some exciting news to share! TGR EDU: Explore, our digital site launched in partnership with Discovery Education in 2017, came away a winner at The Social Good Awards presented by Cynopsis Media.

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TGR EDU: Explore Launches To Our Solar System and Back

Thanks to the release of a new digital module, To Our Solar System and Back, on TGR EDU: Explore, the study of space and careers focused in this area has come closer to earth. To Our Solar System and Back was inspired by the TGR Learning Lab’s Aerospace Rocketry class, challenging students to physically design a rocket that could be launched, safely recovered and used again. This digital module expands on this design thinking by allowing exploration of everyday items we depend on, but which were originally developed for the space program, such as solar panels and cell phones.

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TGR EDU: Explore Launches Redesigned Curriculum Page

With the recent launch of four new lesson plans, in addition to a professional development training video and an archived webinar focusing on project-based learning and 21st century skills, TGR EDU: Explore is rapidly expanding its library of transformative content for teachers, students and families in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and college-access. A project that has been in the works – and which is now live on the site – was to update the curriculum page to house this additional content, while also considering resources that will be launching later this year and beyond.

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What’s Lurking in Your Fast Food?

Working alongside the wonderful team at Discovery Education, we developed another exciting STEM lesson and brought it to life!  With the bright lights and cameras on me, I starred in my first digital lesson for TGR EDU: Explore. After a long day of filming and playing actress for the day, the end result is an engaging training video based on the lesson plan, What’s Lurking in Your Fast Food?, that offers educators a step-by-step guide to setting up this hands-on lesson in their own classroom.

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TGR Foundation lights up SXSWedu

We’re just coming up for air after an exciting week attending SXSWedu in Austin, Texas! Fostering innovation in learning, the conference proved to be a great setting for TGR Foundation to showcase who we are and further introduce educators to TGR EDU: Explore, our digital platform offering free STEM and college-access lessons and activities. With […]

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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: Explore Launches Financial Pur$uit

Financial Pur$uit is an e-learning module focused on helping students navigate the college financial aid process on the TGR EDU: Explore website.

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Creating your own college blueprint

It’s mid-October and high school seniors across the country are working on their college applications. And with the FAFSA being available on October 1, there is an added component to the college application process. This can be a stressful time for students, who are juggling their school course load, extracurricular activities and family obligations.

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TGR EDU: Explore’s Virtual Field Trip at Facebook Launches October 31

On October 31 at 1pm ET, join the Tiger Woods Foundation and TGR EDU: Explore as we take viewers on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes virtual experience to Silicon Valley powerhouse Facebook. Watch the trailer to get a sneak-peak of what’s to come.

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Celebrating National Online Learning Day

Today, September 15th, 2017, is National Online Learning Day, which aims to showcase how students – and adults – of all ages are thriving with the ability to learn online. Online learning is now ubiquitous; in fact, I am guessing that you, reading this post at this very moment, have accessed online resources in the past day or two to learn something new. Never before has a world of information been quite literally at our fingertips.

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TGR EDU: Explore offers STEM resources for your classroom

TGR EDU: Explore wrapped up the 2016/2017 school year with a flourish, launching a variety of resources in STEM for students and educators throughout the spring. During these summer months, the Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education have been hard at work developing additional resources – modules, lesson plans, activities, training videos, webinars, and a Virtual Field Trip – that will be unveiled later in 2017 or early 2018. As planning gets underway for a new school year, here’s a refresher on the variety of resources currently available for educators on TGR EDU: Explore.

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Now Live: TGR EDU: Explore’s Following Nature’s Lead

Last week, TGR EDU: Explore launched its first digital module focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Following Nature’s Lead, a 20-25-minute experience geared toward middle school students that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Using this innovative tool, students will be given the opportunity to explore careers and engineering innovations through the lens of biomimicry.

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Tracking the Transition: Digital Content in Our Schools

Earlier this month, Tiger Woods Foundation’s VP of Programs and Education, Dr. Katherine Bihr, had the opportunity to present at Discovery Education’s annual Superintendent Digital Transition Symposium in San Diego, California. Speaking to hundreds of superintendents as well as district and thought leaders from across the U.S., Bihr and conference host and co-presenter Dr. Karen […]

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