Welcome to the homepage of the vocational school of the district of Stormarn in Bad Oldesloe.
At this point we would like to give you an impression of the various activities and the self-conception of our school as an educational service provider in the region of Nordstormarn.
We see our school not only as a place for imparting knowledge, but also as a counselling and support facility. On the one hand, this means that we see it as our duty to support our pupils in many different ways to achieve the qualifications and degrees they are striving for. In addition to a large number of specialist teachers, we also have a large number of support and counselling teachers as well as staff members for socio-pedagogical support available to us to cope with this task.
On the other hand, however, we also endeavour to meet the needs of the regional economy as well as the needs of the citizens in the towns and communities of the district by adapting existing education and training courses and establishing new ones.
Many more details about our education and training work can be found on this homepage. We would also be happy to provide you with further information in person.
That was the big question of the "U.S Embassy School Election Project 2020," which is initiated regularly to coincide with the presidential election in the United States. In this project, organized by the U.S. Embassy Berlin and supported by the Berlin educational organization LIFE e.V. and the Institute of English Studies at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the participating classes (both German and American school classes took part) were asked to use web materials to predict which party would win this year's U.S. presidential election in an American state assigned to them.
Our 12th grade English Language Proficiency course GG19e participated with their course teacher Anna Krone. They were assigned the state of Colorado, which was looked at on different levels. The group results were presented within the class in creative ways such as fictional news sheets or podcasts.
The election forecast was presented in-class and the GG19e concluded that Colorado would vote Democratic and thus support Joe Biden's candidacy. With this prediction, the students were in line with the prediction of the project team's expert as well as the majority of the other classes who also studied the state of Colorado.
"The students learned a lot about the American electoral system, which is very different from the German system," confirms Anna Krone. On the other hand, they became experts on the concerns of the state of Colorado, which was evident from the authentic results in the final presentations.
But to what extent does the forecast match real voter behavior in Colorado? As it stands now, the counting of electoral votes showed a 63% majority for the Democratic Party of Joe Biden. Thus, the GG19e's prediction was correct, which is a positive confirmation of their work. Well done!
2. We promote the development of personality enabling an independent life in social responsibility.
3. We create a positive learning environment with the help of a culture of tolerance and mutual respect.
4. We meet the ever-changing demands of society and the world of work .
5. We see ourselves as a factor influencing education, the labor market and economics in the region.
6. We contribute to the acceptance and tolerance of other cultures by promoting intercultural competence.