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Establish Newton rooms


Are you the one who makes it happen in your region?




Why should you choose the Newton concept?

 


Shape the future trough great learning experiences!


In 2003, the foundation FIRST Scandinavia started the development of the Newton concept. The very first Newton rooms have already been successful in marking the 10th anniversary since their opening in 2007. Today, the network consists of Newton teachers and administrative leaders representing 39 Newton rooms in Norway. The very first international Newton room opened in Denmark in 2015, and in 2018 the implementation of several Newton rooms began in Scotland, UK.

 

In the Newton room, students and teachers are provided with good learning experiences and sense of achievement and in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM). Newton-Rom is owned locally, and is a STEM resource center for pupils in kindergarten, elementary school and high school. In the Newton room, students meet enthusiastic teachers, exciting equipment and varied learning methods. Newton room education should not be in addition to, but part of the school.

 

Shape the future through great learning experiences. Newton teachers in Newton rooms have a unique opportunity to give students a an important learning experience - lasting memories that shape attitudes and choices for the future. Through the network, Newton teachers receive inspiration and gained academic reflection within their own fields of study, and didactic methods. With great passion, the Newton network develops Newton modules focusing on practical activities and plenty of time to reflect. Our teaching plans are quality assured, curriculum-based, and shared with all rooms in the network. We welcome you to take part in a growing, international network, that give children and young people good training and empowering experiences with STEM.

 

Our purpose is to give children and young people good training and empowering experiences with the technical and natural sciences, and thereby contribute to more pupils choosing scientific education.




How to successfully establish your Newton room


We believe that the initiator of a Newton room establishment is characterized by:

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Enthusiasm and dissemination

Through good communication, credibility and networking, you are able to engage decision-makers - and generate enthusiasm.   
 
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Feasibility

You have the ability to bring a thought/idea into a reality.


 
 
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Passion

You see the possibilities of the concept, and are able to identify yourself with the Newton concept’s values and apply them in your everyday work.


Distribution of roles between the National Operating Partner (NOP)
and local Newton rooms


WE WILL WORK WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS

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Establishment (NOP)

The National Operating Partner manages the establishment process, offering turn-key delivery of Newton rooms with all included


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Training (NOP)

The National Operating Partner offers annual courses and gatherings, as well as training


 
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Consulting (NOP)

The National Operating Partner aim to ensure a smooth process of establishing, operating and further developing your Newton room 
         
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Resources
As a members of the Newton network, you will gain access to material related to education, marketing and operations
 
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Newton Room Operations
As a local Newton room owner, your full focus will be on operating the Newton room, in line with existing criteria of the Newton concept
   

Still interested in being a part of the international Newton network?

 


What’s next - the process

 

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Contact

  • Contact us 

  • The Scotland Project Manager will contact you


 
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Personal meetings and project draft

  • Meeting with the Newton National Operating Partner 

  • Project planning

 
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Local process
  • Meeting with regional stakeholders

  • Funding

  • Securing commitment

  • Feasibility study

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Formalization

  • Written agreements


 
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Establishement
  • Operating agreement/plan for operation

  • Design and construction of room

  • Recruitment and training

  • Official opening of Newton room

   


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