TRTechReady Toms River Regional Schools and the Office of Naval Research

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 $763,000 funded by the federal Office of Naval Research (ONR). Written by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Marc Natanagara, with support from a team of teachers, administrators, and parents, TR:TechReady introduces teachers and students to industry-critical coding languages, most never seen in our schools, and their real world applications. ONR promotes science and technology applications for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and understands the ways in which district, industry, and naval goals can be aligned. TechReady includes free summer coding camps as well as training, activities, competitions, and access to resources throughout the school year.

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Students entering grades 6-12 in September 2020 are invited to apply to participate in a free coding boot camp being held virtually. Coding languages and their applications will be offered. Students will learn the basics of their chosen coding language, create a working product, learn about associated careers, and apply code to address real-world issues.

IN ADDITION, we are pleased this year to offer a weekend hackathon from November 20-22. There will be a kickoff on Tuesday, October 6, pick a language by Friday, October 9 and participate in a six-week coding Bootcamp. This will be followed by an open to all hackathon solving the world’s problems around the clock from Friday, 11/20 at 3 pm -Sunday 11/22. Pitch your best idea, prototype your solution, and even better if it actually works!!!

THESE EVENTS ARE DESIGNED FOR ANY STUDENT OF ANY BACKGROUND! You do not have to have any knowledge of advanced math or computer science. TechReady is an opportunity to see what's amazing about coding and to challenge yourself to discover a new and possibly career-building interest.

Space is limited to 25 per class and students will be selected at random from all applicants. Selected students will be expected to attend every day Bootcamp is in session.  Cool incentives offered.  

Sign up to participate in one of two virtual information sessions: Kickoff Tuesday, October 6 at 2:45 pm and Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 pm.  Meet the Bootcamp Leaders, learn about the design challenges, and participate in a fun activity!  Family teams are also welcome and encouraged to participate!  Team sign-ups will open Tuesday, October 6 following the kickoff! Here's the sign up for the kickoff! 

Teacher participants

Teacher Opportunities for Summer Program and Beyond

In Year 3, we are inviting teachers of Grade 6-12 students to apply to participate in the Summer CodeCamp of their choice. Teachers will be chosen (2 each in our different coding language programs) and the grant provides a stipend. Apply by Monday, July 29.

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