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Pressto AI Welcomes New Chief Academic Advisor Esther Wojcicki

By eLearning Inside
February 16, 2023

EdTech startup Pressto AI is thrilled to announce that Esther Wojcicki will be joining the leadership team as the Chief Academic Advisor. Wojcicki brings a plethora of experience to the role, ranging from journalist and educator to speaker and author.

As Chief Academic Advisor, she will be guiding pedagogy, building a teacher task force, and creating a library of exemplary lessons for students. Having built the best student journalism program in the world, Esther and Pressto are together distributing her exemplary lessons to millions of students.

Innovating Teaching with AI

“Using AI to develop new and useful tools that help teachers improve their student’s education is at the core of empowering a successful next generation, and Pressto is doing just that,” says Esther Wojcicki, Pressto Chief Academic Advisor.

“This means adapting to how we approach teaching overall to remain relevant with the times, so students not only learn the skills needed but also become intrinsically motivated to learn more in all subject areas.”

Wokcicki created a high school journalism program that changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspired Silicon Valley legends including Steve Jobs and raised three daughters – YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Fulbright Scholar Janet Wojcicki, and 23&Me Founder Anne Wojcicki – each of whom has become distinctively successful.

The Future of Pressto with Wojcicki

Wojcicki is perhaps most well-known for her 2019 bestselling book, How to Raise Successful People, where she offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and supporting people to achieve their highest potential. Her secret is TRICK: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. The methodology offers simple lessons, but the results are radical. She is also the author of Moonshots in Education (2014).

“We are honored to have Esther join the team, and are eager to work with and leverage her unique perspective as an educational trailblazer as we continue to develop Pressto into the leading tool for teaching kids how to write,” says Pressto Founder and CEO Daniel Stedman.

More from Pressto

Pressto recently launched generative AI teacher-driven enhancements throughout the platform making it classroom ready and easier than ever for teachers to interact with students as they learn to write. The platform-wide enhancements leverage the technology’s real-time feedback and journalistic approach to writing, offering a modernized one-on-one approach to pedagogy in the classroom.

Pressto AI was founded in 2021 by Daniel Stedman, the co-founder of Brooklyn Magazine and Northside Media. Pressto develops proprietary educational technology that is designed to transform the way writing is taught and learned in the digital classroom. Pressto provides an environment that makes writing fun and purposeful for students and time-saving and easier for teachers. Pressto’s Junior Journalist Program provides students with real-world, project-based learning opportunities in conjunction with local Mayor’s offices, and the platform was acknowledged as an honorable mention in the Education Category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.

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