INTO is a tried-and-trusted approach to learning 21st Century skills with the goal of having technology-supported creative music and arts production as a natural part of education globally.
The concept is developed by an award-winning composer and producer team made up by three Finnish experts in music and teaching, and is based on the new Finnish curriculum. It offers great value for developing and spreading good pedagogic models and best practises. As teachers working in the field are equipped so that they can utilize technology as a part of creative production, INTO creates opportunities for more versatile music and arts education that emphasizes every pupil’s opportunities for creative self-expression, working together and active cultural participation.
INTO has an enpowering effect on the whole of society through well-being of individuals. Music and arts are universal media of self-expression and communication. They enable intercultural and interlingual dialoque. INTO offers children a tool for reflection and displaying their identity and things related to their world view as well as tools for dealing with emotions that are beyond verbal expression.
INTO unique curriculum is based on the new Finnish National Core Curriculum, drawn up by the Finnish National Board of Education and a wide range of experts and stakeholders, including teachers, parents and academics.
Our curriculum has a strong emphasis on 21st Century skills and offers the most recent knowledge of children’s comprehensive growth, creativity and learning in safe and supportive environment.
Our underlying values are that each child is unique and valuable just as he or she is and has the right to find his or her full potential. In order to achieve this children need encouragement and support as well as experiences of being heard and seen.
Our mission is to create a learning environment where experiences of participation and opportunities for working together with others are valued and everyone can feel that the community cares about their well-being and learning.
INTO Teacher's Training Program
INTO Teachers Training Program provides expert facilitators and first-hand insight into how approrpiate technology is being used in an education setting to create more engaging learning. Our team will help you to establish modern tools of music and arts education, new working models and methods and to embed them in the learning process in a natural way.
INTO Allows you to meet your very specific needs at the same time that you can have the support of peers. The close connection between didactics and practice forms the basis for the training and allows you to practically apply know-how into practise. In addition to on-site training and e-learning INTO Teachers Training Program contains a package of extensive and well structured materials complete with comprehensive teachers’ guide, workbooks with activities and exercises as well as several support documents so you have all you need to run a successful project in your own school. All our training material is developed by experts of teaching, music and arts education and technology. This gives our training it’s highly practical approach and its unique value.
INTO Creative Project
INTO project model is a comprehensive and well-structured framework work for creative learning in K-12 education. INTO Creative Project offers children a journey of music, story-telling, visual arts and technology from their own idea to a finished work. The results of creative work are presented in school during concerts, performances and theme days.
INTO integrates music, arts, technology and creativity with several subjects thus creating a natural, transversal and cross-curricular learning.
The overarching theme is that music and arts belong to everyone. Mastering instruments or music theory, for example, is not a prerequisite for participation. Project strengthens the active role of the child as a music and arts maker and experiencer, both as an individual and as part of a group. Creative project always includes an artist, who will come to the school to talk about their art and encourage children to make their own creative decisions.
The fast development of technology presents new challenges for music and arts education to keep up. Mobile and music technology has brought equipments into everyone’s pockets, so schools, and music lessons in particular, now have new opportunities that have not been available before. Creating, composing, and expressing yourself through music and arts no longer requires an ability to play traditional instruments or any knowledge of musical theory. By using appropriate technology, you can give all students from all backgrounds the equal opportunity to participate in creative processes.
Technology has become an important and natural part of the everyday life of children in many parts of the world. Schools, however, are not yet fully aware of the opportunities offered by technology even – teachers are often shy or even scared to use technology. Changing the way you use technology in school requires learning entirely new skills and classroom practices.
INTO SCHOOL, TALLBERGINKATU 1 E, 00180, HELSINKI, FINLAND