In spring 2018, Toms River Regional Schools was awarded the largest competitive grant in district history—a three-year coding project for high school students worth more than $763 million, federally funded by the Office of Naval Research. We’ve dubbed it TR:TechReady.
TR:TechReady coding at High School South
The Downtown Toms River Trolley app maps out the route and locations of TR’s trolley system. It was developed by TRRS student Sabrina Chung, with the help of computer science teacher Matthew Chang.
Zuha Nasim (left) and Crystal Pan (right) demonstrate how readers can use their blog, Travel Two, for valuable information.
Ann Gural, Spanish teacher, and Kyle Seiverd, science teacher, are proud of the interactive travel blogs they created using HTML5.
Megan Mulholland used HTML5 to create the blog, We Run the County. It focuses on running, one of her passions.
Shivalika Gupta and Jeff Chang used sleep-- or lack thereof-- as motivation to create an alarm clock using Arduino and a website using HTML5.
TR:TechReady seeks to be a sustainable program, which is why reps from Rutgers touting the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals dropped by the Summer Coding Camp to present. (summer, 2018)
Members of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) were impressed (and entertained!) when our TR:TechReady team, including HSN teacher Kyle Seiverd, presented on the program's progression and impact. (10/3/18)
Students consulted with community mentors in the field during the Summer Coding Camp. (summer, 2018)
Students learned to code using up to five languages as part of TR:TechReady's kickoff Summer Coding Camp. (summer, 2018)
Reps from project partners such as RWJBarnabas Health stopped by to visit TR:Ready's Summer Coding Camp. (summer, 2018)
The TR:TechReady team gathers on the staircase of the district's central office building during a professional development day for the coding program. (9/25/18)
During the Summer Coding Camp, TR:TechReady received a visit from Congressman Tom MacArthur’s office. Constituent Services Representative Mariella Kuchenbrod visited the camp, observed and conversed with students and mentors, and posted pictures of her visit to the congressman’s Facebook page. (summer, 2018)
TR:TechReady Principal Investigator Suzanne Signorelli presents at the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Central Regional meeting at Rutgers. She and her team talked about their experience and the lessons they created to bring coding/programming into their curriculum for other disciplines. (10/3/18)
How did we get a grant of over three quarters of a million dollars? Why focus on coding? Click here to find out!
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