With the support of Mentors and Experts, the Talents are expected to actively and independently implement and develop their project ideas. This process promotes problem solving skills and critical thinking.
“The NewSchool connects the analog world of yesterday with the digital world of today.” Udo Schloemer (Founder of Factory Berlin)NewSchool is something different
Talents, Coaches, and Experts - together, we lay the groundwork for a fulfilling education and a promising future. Through a variety of self-driven projects, Talents learn how to take responsibility, how to organize, and how to take pride in their work. Our kids learn to trust themselves and each other, as they develop confidence through successes, and curate curiosity and problem-solving skills through challenges and failures. We believe that kids should look forward to going to school, and by giving them a sense of community and the opportunity to reach their creative potential, NewSchool’s Talents are genuinely excited to come through our doors every day.
The talents learn both project management and time management and develop technical skills by implementing their own project ideas in a self-determined way and with the support of their mentors. In doing so, they can move on a platform with many different areas (including artistic, technical, linguistic, natural and social sciences ...).
The NewSchool offers regular workshops for the talents to develop themselves personally and as a team (e.g. renewable energies, theatre, project management, design thinking, DJ workshop ...). There are also mandatory workshops in the three main subjects.
The Talents look for internships with the support of the mentors. This includes telephoning, writing and sending e-mails, writing CVs and applications and visiting the companies and businesses. In this way they gain valuable experience. Communication with different age groups, institutions and communities is the basis for all further developments.
In the NewSchool the Talents develop their own project folders in which all projects and workshops are documented. BBR/eBBR/MSA - vocational training maturity/advanced vocational training maturity/intermediate school leaving certificate. The Talents prepare for the diplomas in the 9th and 10th grade. For this purpose the mentors, together with the Talents, design individual timetables and workshop units.
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NewSchool Trailer 2017–20198 A trailer put together by our team to show a little bit of what we have been up to lately.
Interesting exchange with i.a. Stephen Harris, Anne Knock, Bea Beste and Sabrina Heimig-Schloemer.
On July 14th 2017 at 6PM our Talents presented their artwork about “creativity and inspiration” at the ‘Kunst- und Kreativhaus Rechenzentrum Potsdam’ (Dortustraße 46). Do you get a good idea at the push of a button? Where do I find inspiration? Can you learn creativity? In our accelerated society we move between timetable, deadlines and Read more about New Art . Eine Ausstellung über Kreativität und Inspiration.[…]
The talents on their way to Wannsee. Destination: Potsdam Yacht Club PYC sailing trainer Thomas Läufer gives the talents a first insight about sailing. Boat owner Ralf Girrbach introduces himself to the talents and makes sure all the positions on board are distributed. But first: the life vests – Safety first Onto the boat – Ahoi! The dark Read more about Sailing on the first day back to school after Easter break @PYC[…]
Our Talent Helen used the camera-App from the iPad, to document her Individual project. She made the background music with the App LaunchPad.
The Talents created Stop motion movies with Patrick. These are 2 movies from one of our Talents Helen. Mein_Stop-Motion_FilmHelen Mein_Stop-Motion_FilmHelen2
Friday January the 6th, 2017. Freezing cold but the sun is shining in Berlin. The NewSchool makes a study day to the “Mahnmal des Holocaust” under the guidance of the architect Marc Richter. The Talents were able to feel the impact of the architecture to the human being and their emotions.