TGR Foundation and Discovery Education Launch New Digital Professional Development Series

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:22 pm

Silver Spring, Md. (Tuesday, June 2, 2020) – TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity, and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources empowering educators with new strategies to support student’s success in school and beyond. The professional development series for educators from TGR EDU: EXPLORE presents schools, particularly those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond.

These new resources build upon the suite of no-cost virtual learning resources offered by TGR EDU: EXPLORE, a joint initiative from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education. The initiative delivers award-winning curriculum, family resources, and professional development to educators, students, and families nationwide.

The first in the planned series of six professional learning modules supports teacher agency by focusing on student-centered approaches to foster innovative, relevant, and engaging STEM instruction. The first module in the series redefines STEM by innovating interdisciplinary learning, focusing on design principles and real-world connections, and rethinking skill building. Future modules will focus on helping educators develop student-centered approaches, creating meaningful engagement strategies, promoting three-dimensional learning, and the supporting the creativity of teaching. Learn more at tgreduexplore.org.

“The demands upon teachers are changing drastically, especially now in the age of COVID-19,” said Dr. Katherine Bihr, Vice President of Programs and Education at TGR Foundation. “Long before we saw teachers transition to full-time distance learning, we knew it was critical for us share our expertise, provide tools, and offer simple ways for educators to continue engaging their students. Our new professional development series empowers educators with skills and ease of access needed to stay ahead of the curve while focusing on creative student-centered approaches to digital and in-person instruction.”

“TGR Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting teachers in their important work to foster student achievement. We share their vision of transformation and are proud to be their partner in scaling impact nationwide,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “As we’ve seen during this time of school closures, empowering educators with dynamic, professional development that is accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device, has never been more important.”

See all the TGR EDU: EXPLORE materials at tgreduexplore.org or through the Discovery Education Experience corporate and community partnerships channel.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For more than 20 years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact an entire generation, our mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. Our programs foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, a digital platform and educator professional learning, TGR Foundation has reached more than one million students and offers resources and support needed to thrive in school and beyond. For more information, visit TGRFoundation.org or follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.