Finnish Schools International, a network of disruptive K12 schools mainly in Eastern Europe, has announced today the launch of FSI GO, a Global Online School to provide world class education to children around the world at an affordable price. To ensure inclusivity, FSI GO is providing a 3 tier pricing based on GDP per capita, so that the school is as inclusive as possible and provides opportunities to children from different parts of the world.
FSI Global Online School aims to provide world class education by bringing together a curriculum inspired by the globally renowned Finnish education system with some of the winners and finalists of Global Teacher Prize and National teacher prizes from around the world. FSI GO is one of the first schools that is actually co-owned and designed by teachers. “We are convinced that giving teachers the leadership not only to deliver their great courses but to design, co-create and own the school they dream will result a world class online learning experience for our students” says Alejtin Berisha, the Founder and CEO of Finnish Schools International.
Maarit Rossi is a world renowned, Global Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist Math teacher from Finland is one of the first teachers to join the school. For the last nine years, she has worked in transforming the Math education globally through her Paths to Math approach. “Math is not always a subject loved by students and in most cases because it has been delivered in a wrong way. I am really excited to be part of FSI Global Online School as in this way, I can contribute to developing a Math learning approach that will make students love it, while having an impact at global scale”.
Rather than creating its own proprietary technology, FSI GO has brought together as part of its digital learning platform more than 50 State of the Art education technology applications ranging from AI, gamification, and experiential learning to provide a digitally enriched education experience, not only a ‘traditional online school’.
With a combination of live and asynchronous classes, FSI Global Online School is built to provide flexibility and personalization. Every student has an Individual Learning Plan and can design her/his own learning journey, including time, team and learning mode. The school moves with families, allowing them to continue a flawless learning experience if re-locations take place. Students at FSI GO will be able to arrange and change their classroom groups (or learning pods) and team mates, while building a global and diverse network.
For group of families looking to create a learning pod together, FSI GO provides selected onsite tutors that will come to your home and provide face to face learning support, while your children continue to receive a world class online education and participate in global projects with children from around the world.
Student well-being and 24/7 support is an important part of FSI GO’s education model. Based on individual data from each student, class (pod), and the whole school (which is provided through a digital application on daily basis), FSI GO team adjusts it teaching and support, and makes direct interventions when necessary. And if a student has problems with Math, English or Science assignments or homework, there are 24/7 live tutors ready to help. FSI Global Online School is working together with EtonX, part of the world-famous Eton College, to deliver 21st century skills development in essential skills, including Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Impact Making.
FSI GO is aspiring to become the number one alternative for the growing ‘Digitally native families’, nomads, expats, parents looking for global learning environments and families not willing to send their children to school in next months based on their apprehension on Covid-19 risks.