Support Effective Science Instruction
Wherever Learning Takes Place
Game-Based Science Curriculum for In-Person and Distance Learning
Science mastery is critical for student achievement, but science can be one of the most difficult subjects to teach in blended
and distance learning environments. With Penda Learning's online, standards-aligned curriculum, students can continue learning science uninterrupted, whether they are in class or at home.
Penda has been proven to raise student achievement and mastery of science concepts by providing rigorous science instruction that engages students through various gaming elements. This motivates students to learn, even when a teacher isn’t in the room.
Penda Science Supports Educators and Students
At Home? In Class?
Penda’s fully digital platform takes
all the guesswork out of the transition
between in-class and remote learning.
Plus, our automated reports help
educators understand student mastery
at a glance, no matter where students
are logging in to learn.
Support for Differentiated
Instruction, RTI & MTSS
Penda’s standards-aligned, differentiated
activities support Tier 1 instruction and interventions for learners who require extra support.
Our standards-aligned assessments and reports provide insightful data to guide instruction, monitor progress and target interventions within a RTI or MTSS framework.
Educators using Penda report that
their students build their knowledge faster
because of Penda’s fun, game-based
format. This sense of play and competition
encourages students to practice and
develop their mastery, improving results
on high-stakes tests.
Curious How Teachers Are Using
Penda? HAVE A LISTEN!
Fifth grade teacher and instructional coach Amanda Borum and elementary science specialist Christopher Linton shared
how they’re using Penda to fill science learning gaps, target standards, increase achievement, and foster their students' love for science.
Customizable avatars, interactive activities and simulations, and friendly competition between students and classes combine to make Penda both fun and effective — and research shows that engagement is key for memory, self-motivation, and educational success. Students make significant gains with just 30 minutes of
independent practice per week, which they can complete anywhere with an Internet connection.
Built to Meet Science Standards, Plus Your
Scope and Sequence
Penda’s scaffolded, differentiated science activities for grades 3–8 and high school biology are aligned to Florida NGSSS, Texas TEKS and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our one-of-a-kind Pacing
Assistance Service (PAS) auto-assigns activities to students weekly based on
their skill level and your district’s scope and sequence. Penda even auto-grades
the assignments for you and feeds the scores into your grade book using Learning
Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.3 Advantage protocols.
Support Success for All Learners
Whether they're science wizzes or need extra support, Penda automates
differentiated instruction for teachers, auto-assigning activities based on mastery
and providing students with opportunities to review and practice concepts
they’re struggling with. Integration with Immersive Reader, a Microsoft Learning tool, makes Penda’s science activities accessible to all learners, including English learners as well as students with word-reading difficulties like dyslexia.
Insight to Guide Instruction & Intervention
Penda’s standards-aligned interactive assessments help teachers identify where students are at in their learning, target instruction, and monitor progress. Comprehensive, data-rich reports offer class, school, and district-wide insights as well as the ability to drill down to individual student achievement. Regularly scheduled delivery of reports via email saves time and puts data at educators’ fingertips for informed decision making. Custom reports can be run at any time to dive deeper, look at certain student groups, and for real-time progress monitoring.