Educator Professional Development
Educator Professional Development
Through our educator professional development programs, we provide a variety of opportunities and resources to help educators across the country support their students and prepare them for success in the classroom and beyond.
1st Annual Educator Symposium
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 8:30 AM – 2 PM | ANAHEIM, CA
Registration for TGR Foundation’s first annual Educator Symposium is now open and FREE for all educators in the Orange County and Los Angeles, CA regions. Join us to innovate, collaborate and elevate your network, teaching practices and resources.
Space is limited!
monthly DIGITAL workshops
TGR Foundation is proud to invest in educators empowering students across the country in the classroom and beyond. These monthly workshops are an opportunity to connect with other educators, gain resources and learn tips to support your students. Space is limited. Please save the dates below and click the links to R.S.V.P. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Questioning Strategies in an Inquiry Classroom
Thursday, September 21 | 4 – 5:30 p.m. PT
In this workshop, participants will explore questioning strategies that promote an inquiry environment, and the importance of students being able to think broadly and creatively while synthesizing and analyzing information.
Planning for a Project-Based Learning Unit
Thursday, October 19 | 4 – 5:30 p.m. PT
This workshop participants will provide participants with the tools to plan a student-centered, authentic project-based learning (PBL) unit that builds on interdisciplinary and inquiry-minded learning experiences.
Thursday, November 16 | 4 – 5:30 p.m. PT
In this workshop participants will explore how Thinking Routines are a central practice in making student thinking visible and learn how to implement authentic Thinking Routines in their everyday practice.
For any registration or workshop questions, please contact [email protected].
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PATHWAY
Fulfilling Tiger’s vision to impact more students around the world, TGR Foundation introduces the Professional Learning Pathway, providing educators with interactive trainings and resources focused on inquiry and student-centered learning.
WHAT IS THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PATHWAY?
The Professional Learning Pathway is intended for all educators, traditional, informal, STEM focused and non-STEM focused, working with youth in grades 4-12. With the goal of improving student learning outcomes, educators will:
Develop a learning environment that fosters questioning, reflection and application.
Collaborate with peers to foster innovation and better connect student empowerment to teaching.
Shift practice from teacher centered to student centered.
Create environments that better prepare youth for modern career paths.
A hallmark of our educator professional development program, STEM Studio is a robust training option for educators to incorporate inquiry into their teaching practice. The Professional Learning Pathway provides four distinct STEM Studio workshops – each building off the previous – for educators to expand their knowledge of proven inquiry practices:
- Inquiry 1 – Developing Inquiry Mindset
- Inquiry 2 – Making Inquiry Visible
- Inquiry 3 – Creating Inquiry Environments
- Inquiry 4 – Instilling an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Micro-Credentials and Certification
Educators will have the opportunity to receive a micro-credential for each STEM Studio workshop they complete as well as an Inquiry Educator Certificate upon sequential completion of all four STEM Studio courses. Certification is subject to educators not only participating in all workshops but also completing an independent project where student outcomes are assessed due to the incorporation of inquiry methods in their classroom.
dod stem ambassador program
Through our partnership with DoD STEM, we’re proud to manage the STEM Ambassador Program. The DoD STEM Ambassador Program recognizes outstanding educators and promotes STEM learning across the country. DoD STEM Ambassadors are carefully chosen by the Department of Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) and DoD STEM based on their commitment to working with students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM and/or are military connected.
Ambassadors participate in a variety of professional development and community building including collecting educational resources in collaboration with a partner organization, presenting in a conference of choice, blogging about educational resources in connection with DoD STEM opportunities and more.
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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTSThe TGR Foundation and TGR Learning Labs admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.