Learning through doing. With the help of mentors and outside experts, Talents develop new skills through research and practice. Each learner is unique, so their education is personalized
Talents develop social competence by communicating with their mentors, school leadership, outside experts, and each other about their visions, project needs, deadlines, challenges, and successes
Talents have the opportunity to gain real-world experience as they work together with outside consultants and businesses to complete internships and produce self-driven projects
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.
Talents research and develop technical and time-management skills through self-directed, mentor-assisted projects in a variety of fields, including: coding, screen printing, digital animation, film and music production, fashion and design, model building, hydrodynamics, and literary critique
Daily Workshops are offered on topics such as Renewable Energy, Theater, Project Management, Design Thinking, Music Performance and Production, Graphic Design, as well a series covering the subject areas comprising the state-standardized MSA tests
By getting out into the real world - making phone calls, sending emails, and visiting outside businesses - Talents gain the soft skills that can only be developed through real-world experiences
MSA - Mittlerer Schulabschluss. Talents in the 9th and 10th grades attend weekly MSA-based workshops in preparation for Berlin's state exam. Additionally, during the completion of their projects, Talents are required to explore each of the competencies covered in the end of year tests, which are proctored and provided by NewSchool
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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.