In the Depot
Collaborate to explore and experience concepts. Practice personalized skills.
Work together to explore a topic.
The Nomad Depot is what we call our physical space in the Mission District – this is our home base inbetween excursions around the city. Each week in the Depot students students explore their journey topics through a series of hands-on, collaborative activities, experiments, and simulations curated by Nomad teachers to specifically meet content goals. Specifically designed to be accessible to students of any skill-level, these activities focus on leading students to a deep understanding of a big idea, core concept, or theme.
Through this group work students are given opportunities to practice collaborative skills in a supportive environment. Students get to take turns being group leaders and being supportive teammates and learn to identify
Activities are designed to meet students where they are, no matter their learning style, and then lead them to expand their boundaries. Students begin by comfortably engaging in material from a place where they feel strong and secure and then naturally start taking risks.
With this emphasis on the experience and process of learning, Nomad students develop a fluency in SOMETHING SOMETHING SOMETHING.
Work independently to master skills.
To complement group work, students spend time each day working independently on skills. At Nomad we work one-on-one with students to not only name their areas of individual expertise, but to help them name areas where they have room to grow.
With small class sizes, teachers are available to give one-on-one instruction and provide personalized resources to support each student.