Frequently Asked Questions




Q: What does Newton's Lab actually do?
A:
1. Create a physical and conceptual “space” for educators,
students, business and the community to explore, develop, and collaborate on new ideas

2. Translate these ideas into practical projects that are tested inside and
outside of the classroom and assessed for merit and value by educators and students in
partnership with experts from business and the community

3. Encourage students and teachers to reach beyond traditional curricula to adopt the
innovation mind-set and apply the design thinking process - from the discovery of an idea to
its evolution into something useful

3. Explore and develop new models for educational partnerships that engage the support
and collaboration of business and the community

4. Identify innovative pedagogical and technological approaches that can be scaled up,
adapted and applied by other systems and schools beyond the Newton Public Schools

5. Prepare students for uncertainty with the necessary adaptive and creative skills to be successful


Q: What happened in the Lab on 2/16?

A:
Here's a video/slideshow of our 2/16 Big EventThe Secretary of Education, Paul Reville visits Newton's Lab!(Thanks to the wonderful staff at Newton Patch)