Blended Learning Will Be Essential to Supporting Student Success In 2020 - 2021
We know you and your team are busy planning for schools to re-open in August while addressing learning losses and budget shortfalls as a result of COVID-19. As your team continues to plan for the 2020 - 2021 school year, there are still many unknowns. But one thing that's clear is districts need to prepare to support both in-class and distance learning.
In March 2020, several Florida schools and districts relied upon Penda Science to make the transition to distance learning and execute their science instruction continuity plan. Penda Science, which qualifies for funds earmarked for distance learning in the CARES Act, helped them maintain strong science instruction during school closures. Here's how:
• Cost-Effective Science Resource: Adopted a hands-on core curriculum? Penda Science is a cost-effective distance learning instructional solution and an effective science intervention tool. As a partner in education, we've made Penda Science available to districts at a reduced price.
• Blended/Distance Learning At The Ready: Penda Science ensures science learning & instruction continue uninterrupted, even if the need arises again to transition from in-class to distance instruction. No more learning loss, COVID-slide, or need for 'looping.'
• High-Quality Science Instruction & Intervention: Scaffolded, differentiated science activities cover every FL NGSSS standard in grades 3 – 8 and high school biology. Penda Science's Pacing Assistance Service is a 'life-saver' for school admin faced with vacancies, 'out-of-field' teachers, and long-term sub situations.
• Proven SSA/EOC Results: Five million students and eight years of independent research show Penda Science raises test scores - an online science resource that not only gets students authentically engaged in research-based pedagogy, but has consistently shown to drive results!
We hope we can make life — and learning — a little easier for your teachers and students in 2020-21.
Contact Penda for a free consultation and CARES Act special pricing (valid through September 31, 2020).