Persona Education, the UK based edtech company funded by Innovate UK & Google Cloud for Startups, has announced its popular online social-emotional learning platform, Persona Life Skills, will now be linked directly from classroom.cloud.
BRISTOL, U.K. – April 27, 2022 – PRLog — With students back in the classroom, concerns around their wellbeing are at an all-time high, especially as educators are finding that some students’ concentration levels are decreasing. Schools are now reviewing how to help support students’ social-emotional skills development, which can help them cope with the challenges life throws at them, in turn, boosting their wellbeing and chances of securing the right job.
Persona Education (http://www.persona-life.com/)’s mission is to boost wellbeing and employability for young people everywhere, by developing social-emotional skills which are proven to help. Its online learning platform Persona Life Skills (http://www.persona-life.com/persona-life-skills) is already accessed directly by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of schools and colleges. The company is now making a step change in its availability by integrating it with NetSupport’s classroom.cloud ‘Connectors’ ecosystem.
NetSupport has always been focused on student wellbeing and has continuously refined its solutions, such as by adding a new online safety toolkit in classroom.cloud to support schools’ efforts in keeping students safe as they learn online. Going one step further, its new ‘Connectors’ section allows seamless access for staff to access a rich ecosystem of complementary EdTech solutions for their school. Persona Life Skills will now be directly linked from classroom.cloud’s via the Connectors.
CEO of NetSupport, Al Kingsley, comments: “It’s important to recognise that wellbeing plays an important part to a student’s success. Equipping students with social-emotional skills is an excellent way to improve academic and personal development. Integrating with Persona Life Skills made perfect sense to help schools access complementary social-emotional solutions and, beyond that, it’s a brilliant solution.”
CEO and Founder of Persona Education, Pete Read, said “With a 91% student progress rating and very positive feedback from teachers, we know our Persona Life Skills online learning modules and personality insights really help high school students build social-emotional skills for the life challenges they are all facing – whether they are in the classroom or in blended learning. So, the opportunity to offer the platform through classroom.cloud, which enables seamless classroom and remote teaching and learning, is a great fit. This will make it even easier for teachers to guide students to discover their own unique Persona and build life skills that boost their wellbeing and employability.”
Persona Life Skills is the popular online social-emotional learning platform with a unique personality insights framework at its heart, where students age 13-19 develop life skills that help to boost their wellbeing and employability. To date, 240 schools in 28 countries have signed up to use the platform with over 56,000 students.
The platform offers a scaffolded, age-appropriate online learning curriculum for Year 9-13/Grade 8-12 (KS3, KS4, KS5) secondary students, built around Persona’s personality insights framework, rooted in behavioural science, and complementing existing school RSE, PSHE, SEL, life skills and wellbeing lessons.
classroom.cloud also links directly to MYCONCERN, CPOMS, National Online Safety, Nurture, Pobble, Natterhub and many other education solutions, and it also integrates with Google Classroom, ClassLink, Microsoft School Data Sync, Clever and Microsoft Office 365.
Growing a skilled workforce is critical to ensuring a strong, resilient future for all Atlantic Canadians and the success of Indigenous organizations, businesses and communities is essential to building a strong, innovative, and inclusive Atlantic Canadian economy. Inspiring young Islanders to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math; known as STEAM, can help build greater economic security, and support a more diversified workforce.
Left to right: Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, Amber Jadis, CEO, S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd.
Government of Canada investing in S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. to develop Creativity Centre and incorporating Indigenous knowledge programming
March 14, 2022 · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)Growing a skilled workforce is critical to ensuring a strong, resilient future for all Atlantic Canadians and the success of Indigenous organizations, businesses and communities is essential to building a strong, innovative, and inclusive Atlantic Canadian economy. Inspiring young Islanders to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math; known as STEAM, can help build greater economic security, and support a more diversified workforce.
Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced a non-repayable contribution of $264,612 to S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. for the development of the Creativity Centre at the L’nuey/Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Building and Indigenous programming related to the arts and sciences.
In addition to supporting STEAM’s existing programming, this funding will support the development and delivery of new Indigenous programming that will introduce more Indigenous young people to STEAM and increase awareness of science and arts professions. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
This contribution will support S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. in its commitment to inspire youth to pursue careers in science and the arts, create opportunities for indigenous youth, and incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge into education and training.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to building a strong Atlantic Canadian economy by growing a skilled workforce and creating opportunities for Indigenous youth.
”We recognize the importance of investing in youth experiential learning opportunities to build a diverse and inclusive skilled workforce. By investing in S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd.’s programs, we are empowering the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and start-ups here in Prince Edward Island.”
– Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA
“By ensuring our diverse student population is exposed to science and the arts at a young age, we can foster an early interest in skills training that can grow and strengthen our local economy. S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. will create opportunities for youth to learn the value and appreciate Indigenous traditional knowledge and traditions contribution to science.”
– Sean Casey, Member of Parliament of Charlottetown
“The Province of Prince Edward Island is pleased to contribute $240,900 to STEAM PEI, which includes $95,000 from the Indigenous Relations Secretariat. This amount will allow and encourage Indigenous youth to learn more about science, technology, engineering, art, math and Indigenous knowledge. It’s important to support our Indigenous youth to pursue careers in these fields to ensure a bright, prosperous future for PEI’s Indigenous people and all Islanders.”
– Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island
“Thanks to the support of ACOA and our other partners, STEAM PEI now has a new home in the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils building in Charlottetown. This space will serve as a base for continued mobile program delivery as well as provide many new opportunities for youth to explore STEAM with state-of-the-art equipment in a safe, welcoming environment, where diverse ways of knowing are appreciated and celebrated. Together we will help the next generation of Islanders gain competencies that improve their prospects in the knowledge economy.”
– Amber Jadis, CEO, STEAM
The Government of Canada is providing a $246,612 (non-repayable) investment through the Regional Economic Growth Though Innovation delivered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire young Islanders to pursue learning and careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math fields by fostering their curiosity and confidence through experiential learning opportunities.
S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. offers hands-on programs across PEI including camps, in-school workshops, after-school classes, birthday parties, special events, and team-building workshops.
The L’nuey/Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Building houses the Assembly Chamber for the PEI Mi’kmaq leadership, as well as provides office space for L’nuey (the Epekwitk Mi’kmaq rights initiative) and the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) PEI Ltd.
L’nuey/Epekwitk Assembly of Councils
Regional Economic Growth through Innovation
Social Skills Center is pleased to announce their online coaching program is now available to children and adults throughout the world including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Located in Woodbridge, VA, Dr. Christopher Haley founded Social Skills Center 32 years ago to help children develop the essential life skills needed to have happy, stable relationships. His practice has grown from Dr. Haley offering only in-person visits to a staff of 6 coaches assisting patients around the world. Starting in May 2020, Dr. Haley shifted from in-person visits to visits via Zoom for the safety and convenience that online provides. Online group sessions have also been added. These allow children to thrive in a familiar and comfortable environment to learn new skills.
Social skills are essential life skills that need to be learned. These skills, which are part of one’s overall development, allow children to learn to live with others and adapt to a multitude of life situations. They include different components such as communication, emotional management, assertiveness, conflict resolution, collaboration, cooperation, planning skills and stress management. These skills strengthen their self-esteem and self-confidence so they can easily adapt to their social environments and establish positive relationships with other people. Therefore, their influence is significant not only in the purely social field (friendships, family relationships) but also in areas such as academics, the field of health, etc.
With a firm belief that social skills development is key to one’s success in life, the team at Social Skills Center is committed to teaching these essential skills to children, teenagers and adults. The Social Skills Center aims to accomplish this through supportive online coaching programs.
Dr. Christopher Haley is the owner of two private practices: Psychology and Life Skills Associates and The Social Skills Center for over 32 years.
For more information, visit SocialSkillsCenter.com.
Contact: DrHaley@SocialSkillsCenter.com | 1-571-285-1403 Ext. 1
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