Classrooms highlight hands-on learning over 5 years of annual statewide event

NJ Makers Day

Students at Hooper Avenue Elementary participated in maker activities sponsored by the Ocean County Library ahead of the district's official celebration of event on March 22. (More pictures from the event are posted below.)  

District-wide celebration on March 22

New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration of maker culture that has taken place every year in March for the past five years. Originally begun in 25 town libraries, it now boasts nearly 300 locations around the state. Toms River Regional has been a leader in bringing the maker mindset to classrooms and was the impetus for expanding NJMD from a Saturday library celebration to include Friday hands-on community events in schools.

Many classrooms are participating on Friday, March 22, and others will host activities days and evenings throughout the week. This page will share highlights, from coding to robots to arts-infused projects to engineering with magnets, toothpicks, and marshmallows. Teachers and students show that the possibilities to create and make are endless!  

Check back throughout the week to get a glimpse of what our students are busy creating.

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For New Jersey Makers Day, March 22, Beachwood Elementary School allowed 50 students to choose their own maker stations, then share what they learned.

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