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Guest Post by Rob Lamb
TGR EDU: EXPLORE provides teachers, students, and families with valuable access to digital experiences, lessons, and training designed to support college preparation and high-quality STEM career paths.
TGR EDU: COLLEGE BLUEPRINT
The TGR EDU: COLLEGE BLUEPRINT is the first digital experience to launch on the TGR EDU: EXPLORE site and provides a wealth of information to help decode the college admissions process from exploration to acceptance to paying for college.
Guiding you throughout the experience are three different hosts, each providing background information as you visit the Admissions Office, Student Center and Financial Aid sections. I like that students have the freedom to chose what they explore and can revisit a section if it sparks their curiosity. They can even do a little myth busting by taking the quick quiz.
Another piece I think my students found helpful, is the timeline overview of what they should be focusing in on at each grade level as they approach graduation and prepare to enter college. The video above gives you a brief look at this feature.
A part I really liked, is how they walk you through a sample application. TGR EDU didn’t just show you what an application looks like, they highlight common sections and explain why it’s a part of an application. I’ve found it’s always best to provide the why. Being transparent here and in the Financial Aid section are incredibly beneficial to students and their families. The video above gives you a brief look at the application section.
In the Student Center, students are asked to think about the type of college they would want to attend. As you can see in the above video, they do an excellent job of exposing students to the variety of types of colleges that are out there. They also get students to really think about what is important to them in selecting a college, asking questions many students may not think about.
I encourage you to try out TGR EDU: COLLEGE BLUEPRINT yourself. Better yet, have your students take it for a spin.
Want to learn more. Then please join Discovery Education and the Tiger Woods Foundation for a live webinar on April 11th at 7 pm EDT as we introduce educators, counselors, and parents to a variety of college access resources now available at TGR EDU: Explore.