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)
Miami Jackson Senior High School has seen excellent outcomes in our Biology End-of-Course Exam results, and I feel that the use of Penda has contributed to student success.
Assistant Principal, Miami Jackson Senior High School (FL)
We were flat lined for 4 years at Lost Lake Elementary School and with Penda went up 6% last year (56 to 62) at high achieving group of students. Now this year at EHES 32 to 49 at a Title I school. Yep Penda helps all!!
Principal, Eustis Heights Elementary School, Lake County Public Schools (FL)
Penda was so very instrumental in helping our students to move proficiency levels and grow this year. We made great gains on the state test.
Media Specialist, Grandview Heights Middle School (TN)
Based on Proven Pedagogy, Backed by Research
Research clearly supports game-based learning as a powerful tool for education, and Penda Learning proves it. Penda routinely sees significant student gains with just 30 minutes of practice per week — practice which can be done from anywhere with an Internet connection for ease with distance learning. Districts and schools using Penda effectively and consistently improve science outcomes because the platform is constructed on a foundation of research and pedagogy.
Penda’s gamified, identity-based activities tap into both the emotional and intellectual functions of the brain to deepen students’ grasp of science concepts.
Penda presents students with choices, which is scientifically proven to make them more likely to complete tasks and remember content.
Penda employs Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to expand students’ skill sets and offer new challenges, literally creating new pathways in the brain.
Penda uses Piaget’s scaffolds to allow all students to access prior knowledge up front, motivating them to move through higher levels of appropriate cognitive complexity naturally.
Penda adheres to Vygotsky’s Zones of Proximal Development, offering challenges that expand students’ emotional and intellectual reach to encourage skill-building and growth.
Proof That Penda Learning Gets Results
Results of a seventh-month study
uncover a positive relationship between
Penda use and student performance in
Grade 5, Grade 8, and High School
Biology mock assessments.
Data gleaned from results on the
Florida State Science Assessment
show that Penda increases student
success on high-stakes exams in schools
and across the district.
Utilizing Penda as instructional support
in select middle schools, Miami-Dade
County boosts student performance on
the Florida Grade 8 Statewide Science
Searching for a program to help
teachers support students with
differentiated science instruction,
Osceola County found a solution —
and improved assessment scores —
Schools in Orange County use Penda
to engage the “Facebook Generation”
in science lessons that are equally fun
Supporting Science Teachers in
Reaching Every Student, Every Week
Learn why Penda Learning has been embraced by administrators, teachers, and
students — especially now as more learning moves online.