PENDA Science - Texas (TEKS)



Support ESE Students No matter Where Learning Takes Place.

Effective, Inclusive Science Instruction & Intervention.

Keep Students Authentically Engaged Learning Science & Making Gains.



The transition from in-person to distance learning was a major change for all Texas educators last year. As the new academic year begins, educators are identifying and working to address learning gaps in science of students. Students that experienced the largest negative impact in transitioning to distance learning and as a result have larger learning gaps to address, in comparison to their peers, are ESE students.


At Penda Learning, we've made it our business to address the needs of all students but most especially struggling students. With a successful track record of moving the needle for Level 1 and 2 students using Penda's inclusive science curriculum, Penda is proven to authentically engage students, and make science learning gains no matter where learning takes place.


- Support Student IEP Accommodations: Whether learning at school or at home, Penda Learning's inclusive science instruction allows students to work at their own pace, complete activities in multiple sessions, and make multiples attempts on science activities to improve their score and gain more points - who said learning can't be fun?! Activities auto-grade to help facilitate rapid student feedback.


- Immersive Reader & Language Translation Tool: Penda's immersive reader and language-translation tool (with read-aloud) supports Level 1 and 2 struggling readers, students with disabilities (such as visually impaired and dyslexic students), and further supports ESE student accommodations via IEP and 504 plans.


- Effective Response To Intervention (RTI) Support For All Tiers: Intervention features (intervention groups, reporting suite) combined with over 850 scaffolded, differentiated science activities meet students where they are then challenges and 'stretches' the learner's skill-set without 'watering down' the curriculum or level of rigor. All science activities are fully editable by teachers to further meet class/group/individual student learning needs.

Learn more about Penda Science. 

ALIGN

Penda is the first-ever to align your scope and sequence automatically to standards-based activities, with no effort needed from district staff, administrators, or teachers.



ASSIGN

The scaffolded, online standards-based activities are assigned to students weekly on behalf of teachers, freeing teachers of yet one more thing to do.

ASSESS

As students complete activities, they receive immediate feedback about what they've mastered and where they still need practice.

ACHIEVE

Teachers receive a weekly email containing a class mastery report with student progress data to inform instruction and intervention.



  • "Students love Penda and use it every day - they love the avatars! The gaming platform is one of the primary student motivators and they've told me how much it increases their interest in science. Students want to do the work - not a typical reaction to science - and their scores have improved."

    "Students love Penda and use it every day - they love the avatars! The gaming platform is one of the primary student motivators and they've told me how much it increases their interest in science. Students want to do the work - not a typical reaction to science - and their scores have improved."

    DR. JO-ANN GREEN-RUCKER

    FORMER ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION, DESOTO ISD, TEXAS