Persona Education Newsletter, Jan-23
We are in the midst of a global "crisis of education". The UN sees this as an opportunity for transforming education. We are at a pivotal moment when we can choose to build back better.
Persona Life Skills is the online personal development platform where students age 13-19 develop social-emotional life skills for wellbeing and employability, with a unique personality insights framework at its heart.
The UN involved over 450,000 young people to create their Youth Declaration on Transforming Education. The world’s youth are calling for a more holistic view of education, supporting healthy minds and bodies, as well as future-proofed skills development. Persona Life Skills prioritises self-awareness and self-love, referencing real-life scenarios to develop the adaptability required to achieve positive outcomes, whatever the challenge.
Video: Introducing Persona Life Skills social-emotional online learning
Improving student wellbeing through the school library
Read how the school librarian at The English College in Prague trialled and then expanded wellbeing resources for Year 9 and 10 that tied in with her study skills curriculum, using the Persona Life Skills programme – in the latest School Library Association (SLA) newsletter.
Persona Education in 2022 – A year in review
Amid the turmoil of 2022, schools, colleges and their students continued to get used to a new normal of hybrid and blended learning. Supporting this transition, at Persona Education we continued working single-mindedly on our mission to boost the wellbeing, employability and success of young people globally.
Persona Life Skills demo webinar recording
If you missed our latest Persona Life Skills demo webinar by CEO & Co-founder Pete Read – do not worry! The 29 min recording is available to watch on demand, covering the aims of the platform, the student experience, the teacher experience, how to monitor student progress, free and paid subscriptions, and how to get students and teachers started.
Create a free Persona Life Skills teacher account and use it with as many students as you like, for as long as you like. No download; no installation. All your students need is a browser and an Internet connection.
Want a demo? No problem! Please complete the form, select ‘I’d like a demo’ and we will be in touch to arrange a time.
Where next on our EdTech journey?
Almost 400 schools and colleges have now registered to use Persona Life Skills with over 109,000 students. Most recently, schools from Korea, Palestine and Switzerland have become the first in their country to sign up, taking the total to 40 countries.
We have a huge amount to celebrate and be thankful for as we look back at 2022: Releasing v3.0 of Persona Life Skills platform; introducing a 90 Day Trial; partnering with Pearson and Credly on a social-emotional skills digital badging pilot; adding 22 new My Guided Tours and two new Island modules; signing up over 200 schools and colleges in 18 new countries; being invited to join the SuperCharger Edtech Accelerator programme; shortlisted for not one but two edtech competition finals; being interviewed by NetSupport Radio at BETT... and so much more.
Looking forward to 2023, while supporting all the schools and colleges using and exploring the platform, the fantastic team at Persona Education continues to create new modules for Persona Life Skills.
Teacher-facilitated 'life challenge' Island modules available soon include:
- Work Experience
- Getting on With Colleagues
If you already have a Persona Life Skills teacher account, click here to sign in and see all the modules currently available (have your username and password ready). Or register for a free account here then head to the ‘Islands’ page.
CEO & Co-founder
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