header-description.jpg

Establish Newton room


Why should you choose the Newton concept?

 


Shape the future through 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 34 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, pupils and teachers are provided with good learning experiences and sense of achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A Newton room is owned locally, and is a STEM resource center for pupils in preschool, elementary school and high school. In the Newton room, pupils 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 pupils a significant 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:

check-orange.png

 


Enthusiasm and dissemination

Through good communication, credibility and networking yo

u are able to engage decision-makers - and generate enthusiasm.   

 

 

check-orange.png

 


Feasibility

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

 

 

 

check-orange.png




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


establishment-orange.png



Establishment (NOP)

NOP manages the establishment process, offering turn-key delivery of Newton rooms with all included.


training-orange.png


Training (NOP)
NOP offers annual courses and gatherings, as well as training. 

 
consulting-orang.png



Consulting (NOP)

NOP aim to ensure a smooth process of establishing, operating and further developing your Newton room. 
         
recources-orange.png



Resources
As a members of the Newton network, you will gain access to material related to education, marketing and operations. 
 
operating-or.png



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

 

one-orange.png



Contact

  • Contact us (contact information below)

  • FIRST Scandinavia will contact you


 
two-orange.png

 

Personal meetings and project draft

  • Meeting with FIRST Scandinavia

  • Project planning

 
three-orange.png



Local process
  • Meeting with regional stakeholders

  • Funding

  • Securing commitment

  • Feasibility study

four-orange.png



Formalization

  • Written agreements


 
five-orange.png


Establishement
  • Operating agreement/plan for operation

  • Design and construction of room

  • Recruitment and training

  • Official opening of Newton room

   


Contact: Stian Elstad, Managing Director FIRST Scandinavia
Updated