Using PendaSHARE To 'Do' Differentiated Instruction
Just as every student has their own way of learning, every teacher has their own way of approaching different concepts or topics in the curriculum. That’s why we’ve created Penda SHARE — a teacher-friendly tool that allows teacher/school admin users to create their very own Penda activities. Now, teacher/school admin users can efficiently differentiate instruction for content, process, product, or the learning environment using PendaSHARE!
- Use PendaSHARE to create custom activities tailored for varying ability levels, text complexity, higher-order thinking, multi-response mechanisms, domain-specific vocabulary, or specific text (textbook).
- Select activity options - define grading criteria, set grading scale, set activity time (unlimited or timed).
- Select to make the activity accessible only within your school or across the Penda platform for other teacher/school admin users to access.
- Assign the activity to classes, intervention groups, or individual students.
- Progress monitor students using various reporting capabilities - number of attempts, first score, last score, best score, mastery level (red, yellow, green).
Optimize Your DI Strategy Using Penda
- Vary Penda activities to complete for a given concept/topic (either chosen by the teacher or student). Identify activities then assign to an individual student - read more
- Assign custom-made Penda activities created by the teacher using PendaSHARE
- Create personalized Penda work plans that offer prioritization of Penda activities to complete, self-monitoring via the student completing a note-taking guide for each activity, and individualized feedback by the teacher.
- Hold one-on-one mini-lessons or re-teach with a student, designed around his/her Penda activity scores, Penda note-taking guide(s) completed by the student, or student-identified challenges.
- Group students into Kagan cooperative learning groups that are designed with their strengths and weaknesses identified (i.e. red, yellow, green) via Penda Learning's data-driven instruction protocol so they can tutor each other.