Penda takes one of the hardest subjects to teach remotely — science — and turns mastery into a game that can be played from anywhere. Each of Penda’s hundreds of online scaffolded activities are standards-aligned and designed to support independent learning, which is critical when teachers aren’t in the same room with students. Penda keeps students engaged and motivated with rigorous science learning — but without creating more work for already busy educators.
DCPS' transition to distance learning has been an all-hands-on-deck process. Our four-year partnership with Penda Science has proven to be paramount in facilitating the 'switch' from classroom use of Penda to distance learning use. Penda Science has proven to be invaluable in helping our teachers maintain instruction and helping our students learn in a fun and engaging way.
Executive Director of Natural and Social Sciences, Duval County Public Schools (FL)
Our school was blown away with Penda and all of the great activities, resources, and friendly competition it offers. The lesson and activities are aligned to our counties standards and follow our timeline, this will really help reinforce the standards being taught. Our teacher’s favorite part of the program was the inclusion of the levels of DOK. Students will have to demonstrate knowledge for the standards on all levels, what a great accountability piece! Everything a teacher would want in a program, is available through Penda.
Math & Science Coach, Cypress Elementary School, Osceola County Public Schools (FL)
For our high population of ESOL and below grade-level readers, Penda democratized access to science standards via scaffolding instruction and multi-representation of data and concepts.
Science Learning Specialist, Osceola County Public Schools (FL)