Last year, we challenged the principals of each of the Toms River Regional Schools to come up with a program that would advance innovation in education. The Foundation would provide up to $10,000 for each winning principal to use for a new or existing program that is supported by the school district. We were blown away by how impressive and creative each program was and funded every principal!
The programs all emphasize STEAM education, utilizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students are learning how to think, not what to think. Problem solving, experiments and real-life practices are implemented, using what inspires the students and their imagination.
Another wonderful outcome of all of these programs is collaboration. Not only are the students working together, they are also learning from and working with policy makers, municipal authorities and industry experts. They are all learning skills needed to navigate life outside of the classroom.
Over the next few months, we will feature each of our Toms River Regional Schools on our blog so you can see all of the awesome things happening in and out of the classroom!