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Each month, Penda Learning highlights a goal to guide students and teachers so they get the most out of Penda. Monthly goals are based upon Penda Learning's efficacy research and latest impact evaluation case study data.

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- August - get students online & set goals: 30-minutes/week, 80%+ on all activities

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2019 - 2020 BACK TO SCHOOL VIDEO TOOLKIT

FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, & SCHOOL ADMIN.

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Penda Learning's Implementation & Support Services team wants to ensure all teachers (and their students) are set up for success using Penda Learning. To get the most out of Penda and to start August off on the right foot, our team has created a check-list for teachers to reflection upon.

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Penda Teacher Check-List:

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White Paper - Impact Evaluation: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Middle School Science - ETO Division

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Accommodate ESOL/ELL/LEP students using Penda Learning with just a few clicks of the mouse! View this self-help tutorial video to see how you can translate a Penda Learning math/science activity from English to any of the 100 languages supported by Google Translate via Google's Chrome web browser.

For further Google Chrome support details, see Change Chrome Language & Translate Webpages - Google Support

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Attending Synergy 2019, hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools?

Stop by and introduce yourself to Penda Learning's Chief Executive Officer, Corey J. Peloquin, during vendor expo hours (10:30am - 1:30pm) on Thursday, July 11, 2019 and Thursday, July 18, 2019. Corey is excited to meet and greet elementary, middle, and high school Assistant Principals and Principals from across the district.

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Middle School Assistant Principals & Principals, be sure to identify yourself and your school when you meet Corey. Be sure to inquire about the Penda Learning Science pilot that just concluded to learn how M-DCPS middle schools are leveraging Penda Learning Science to make SSA gains.

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M-DCPS Middle School Penda Science Pilot Sites:

- Brownsville Middle School

- Carol City Middle School

- Citrus Grove Middle School

- Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School

- Jose de Diego Middle School

- Madison Middle School

- Redland Middle School

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High school results available upon request for select M-DCPS Penda Learning high school subscribers.

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Like all superheroes, Penda educators possess supernatural or superhuman powers too! Remarkable content knowledge. Mastered skill in data-driven instruction. Unwaivering dedication to fighting the achievement gap. Exceptional technology integration skills. Mind-blowing student results.

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This July 4th, be sure to take time to remember those who worked hard and sacrificed their lives to ensure a better future for ALL of us.

Keep the American spirit alive by honoring this special occasion and our Armed Services!

We are a nation of ONE and stronger TOGETHER.

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Penda Learning will be closed from July 2 - 5 for staff holiday recess.

Penda Learning will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 8.

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New Science Activities Crafted For FL NGSSS. In partnership with Duval County Public Schools and Osceola County Public Schools, Penda Learning is developing 200+ new science activities that will be specifically crafted for select Florida NGSSS standards for the following science courses:

- Grade 5 Science: 45 new activities (15 standards x 3 activities per standard)

- Grade 8 Comprehensive Science 3: 60 new activities (20 standards x 3 activities per standard)

- Grade 8 Physical Science: 60 new activities (20 standards x 3 activities per standard)

- High School Biology: 45 new activities (15 standards x 3 activities per standard)

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To better support FL State Science Assessment (SSA) and high-stakes assessment prep in accountability grade-level courses, 3 activities of varying cognitive levels will be crafted for each standard. The activities will be built to assess the three levels of "Evidence of Learning" criteria:

- Developing

- Achieving

- Excelling

The 200+ new Penda science activities will be available to students and teachers in August 2019.

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Teachers have spoken, and Penda Learning has listened! That's why all Penda science activities will become editable. As of June 1, 2019, Penda Learning's Content Development Team is working to upgrade the entire collection of 200 Revise (DOK Level 1) and 324 Revise+ (DOK Level 2) science activities making them all editable! Converting the 524 science activities, which contain over 14,000 questions, will give teachers the ability to freely edit any Penda science activity before they assign it to a class, classroom intervention group, or individual learner. This will better support teacher efforts in differentiating instruction (and scaffolding) for varying levels of learners.

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Just click on the paper/pencil icon to open the activity in PendaShare, and edit away!

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