Get to Know
Penda Learning is where science and technology converge in the classroom. Our platform integrates both to make mastery of
science concepts possible for every student, no matter where learning takes place. Using Penda Learning, students participate
in engaging, gamified science lessons on a platform that makes it easy for teachers to provide exemplary, standards-aligned science instruction in both physical and virtual classrooms.
Penda Learning is built on three main pillars:
Proven Pedagogies: All of Penda Learning’s science lessons are designed based on proven educational pedagogies and incorporate brain-based research to authentically engage students in learning and help them build their skills.
Game-Based Instruction: Our cutting-edge, standards-aligned, gamified platform motivates students — inspiring learning in a contemporary way tailored to today’s digital natives.
Supporting Teachers to Do What They Do Best: Penda’s technology makes it easier for teachers to deliver high-quality instruction by aligning to district scope and sequence, auto-assigning lessons, auto-grading activities, providing progress monitoring data, and more!
Penda Learning is a product of Learning 2020, which is dedicated to identifying pressing, unfilled needs within the K-12 education market and developing technology solutions that solve these challenges in innovative and cost-effective ways that positively impact teaching and learning.
Formed in early 2019 by Brad Baird and Bill Tudor, experienced education technology entrepreneurs, Learning 2020’s current focus is on
ensuring all students have equitable access to high-quality science instruction whether they are learning in school or at home.
By delivering standards-aligned science lessons in a gamified technology platform, Penda Learning is working to fulfill
Learning 2020’s mission to make better science instruction more accessible to all students, anytime and anywhere.
Penda Learning is incredibly grateful to the following trusted partners, each of whom help
us to advance our mission and expand our services to educators:
The Schlechty Center
is a private, non-profit organization committed to
partnering with education leaders who are interested in nurturing a culture
of engagement in their organizations, with the ultimate goal of increasing
profound learning for students.
Through our partnership with the Schlechty Center, we offer
Engaging Learners with Penda Learning, an online professional development
course that will deepen teachers’ pedagogical understanding, dive into
lesson design using Penda, and build skills to strengthen student
engagement. The Schlechty Center also offers an interactive, online
workshop designed to help educational leaders support teachers in the
transition to remote teaching.
Founded in 2003, Successful Practices Network
(SPN) has worked with
schools and districts around the United States to ensure a rigorous, relevant
education system for ALL students. SPN’s work focuses on supporting the
use of these best practices along with focused data analysis to drive systemic
improvements for schools, districts and students.
SPN and Penda Learning have partnered to provide member districts with
a powerful combination of professional development in remote instruction
best practices and the Penda digital, game-based platform to deliver
rigorous online science instruction to students grades 3 –10.