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 hand crafted to Florida SASS, Texas TEKS, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). But we don’t stop there. We align your Penda subscription to your organization’s instructional progression calendars to ensure that the Penda activities students are doing support what’s being taught in the classroom.
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 love the fact that all the lessons are aligned with the standards. I love the fact that it is so easy to search for a specific standard and find all the lessons available. I also love the fact that the assignments are so easy to assign to the students. The fact that I can assign it to a group of students so I can differentiate instruction.
Science Teacher, Aventura City of Excellence School (FL)
With Penda being designed for the Florida science standards, it gave us something we’re confident that students are getting the content –– the science assessments are content-based. But the biggest thing is it’s engaging. We don’t have to convince the kids to do it. They enjoy doing it.
Principal, Aventura City of Excellence School (FL)