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Diversity as an opportunity
With an eye to the future, we prepare our students today for the world of tomorrow. Individual career counseling, learning monitoring and targeted support are just as much a part of our secondary school as orientation aids for choosing a course of study and a career. And these have been extremely popular for years – even beyond our school.
Every year we organize:
- Participation of our students in the school’s own job fair or a professional career fair
- Professionally supervised internships
- Participation in university information days
- Preparation for entrance and language tests
- Individual career counseling by the Federal Employment Agency
When asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” quite a few adolescents answer something like: “Something to do with people,” “Something to do with technology” or “Something to do with media”. A clear idea of one’s own professional future looks different, but with nearly 9,500 courses of study offered by German universities and more than 350 state-recognized apprenticeships, how can one find one’s way on the job market? Every two years, we offer our students the opportunity to get advice from professionals from a wide range of occupational fields at the iDSB careers fair. With great success – even beyond the iDSB!
Support for children, parents, teachers and school
Children, parents, teachers and school are the focus of the work of the Psychological-Pedagogical Service (PPD). Its goal is to stimulate personality development, strengthen the community and promote well-being at school.
The multiprofessional team provides support and counseling for challenges in everyday school life, as needed, in confidential one-on-one sessions, through group activity, or through system support.
Here’s how we approach it:
- We counsel, coach, and accompany children, parents, and teachers through challenges of everyday school life with the goal of improving classroom and school climate.
- We advise and assist in diagnostic processes to ensure appropriate support and treatment.
- We create support plans for students to optimize learning and performance (LRS, dyscalculia, ADHD).We participate in class conferences and pedagogical conferences in order to help implement support measures
- We coordinate the cooperation between the school and our external network of helpers and arrange contacts to external specialists (if necessary) in order to be able to guarantee effective and sustainable help.
- We plan, implement and evaluate projects and activities for students to strengthen life and social skills.
- We accompany class trips in order to observe group dynamic processes and to offer recreational and experiential education.
- We organize training courses and lectures for parents and teachers to expand and deepen knowledge and skills in dealing with children and adolescents
Anne-Kathrin Albl – Social Pedagogue
Ulrike Lehmann – Special Educator
Madeleine Mentior – Psychologist
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Inclusion as an opportunity
Understanding Inclusion & Diversity as an Opportunity – the iDSB is on the Way
The school’s guiding principle “Everyone reaches his or her goal” is an aspiration for our team that determines our daily actions. Diversity is a characteristic of our school, here everyone learns together. We understand inclusion in a broad sense – breaking down barriers to play, learning and participation. In doing so, we focus on pedagogical quality, systematic teamwork in all areas of everyday school life and cooperation with parents.
And so we act according to the principle:
How do we have to design the offers (structures and practices) within our financial possibilities, so that every child can be optimally supported? Together with the school’s Psychological-Pedagogical Service, we find solutions to adapt learning and play to children who have different needs.
Learning with targets
In grades 6 to 8, our secondary school students learn together with the high school students. Lessons are taught in an internally differentiated way.
In grades 9 and 10, we offer a deliberately high number of hours in the subjects German, English and mathematics as well as the natural and social sciences. We place special emphasis on vocational preparation and practice-oriented instruction in the subject of business and law. In an hour of self-directed learning, we enable our secondary school students to organize their work and time by themselves – they reflect on their progress in a learning diary.
Subjects in class 9/10 R
- German, English, Mathematics
- French or Dutch
- Social studies (selected history topics epochal)
- NaWi (combines learning contents of the subjects biology, chemistry and physics)
- Physical education (together with grades 9/10 of the Gymnasium)
- Option: Art or Music (together with grades 9/10 of the Gymnasium)
- Economics & Law
- Social learning
We focus on self-directed learning in all areas.