No matter what language students are proficient in, they can learn and excel in science with Penda. Full integration with Immersive Reader, a Microsoft Learning Tool, provides text and verbal translation of all of Penda’s lessons and activities into more than 60 languages. Tools are also available to help students build their English language skills.
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)
Since Penda reports are generated and delivered to teacher's email every Monday, in an ideal situation, a teacher evaluates student performance and assigns remediation activities as deemed necessary from the Penda data to differentiate instruction. Therefore, Penda may reach an even broader range of our students more deeply if it becomes part of a structured plan where students use Penda as a tool within a unit of instruction, assigned to meet their individual needs.
Middle School Science Supervisor, Hillsborough 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)