The laws of physics may be the same wherever you are but standards and learning objectives differ from state to state and district to district. Penda’s interactive science activities for grades 3–8 and high school biology are aligned to Florida NGSSS, Texas TEKS and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). But we don’t stop there. We align your Penda subscription to your curriculum, scope and sequence to ensure that students are always working on appropriate content, even when they’re learning independently.
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. Students can revisit activities with multiple attempts to achieve their highest score. Students take charge of their learning and teachers enter the role of facilitator.
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)
I think the greatest impact has been Penda's willingness to support additional Penda resources such as the summer sequence of activities and the SSA review course. I never expected to have the school level demand for Penda. Teachers are going to their administrators with a plan to use Penda and schools are finding the funds. I welcome the opportunity to share with others across the state how Penda can be paired with district assessments and teacher PLC PD.
Science Learning Specialist, Osceola County Public School (FL)