- Students can learn on their own time and at their own pace.
- Students can review/complete activities at their own pace. Sick days will no longer interrupt a student’s ability to learn. An absence will not detract from a student learning the material.
- After students engage with a Penda activity at home, they can brainstorm questions to ask the teacher, inspiring discussion about anything that may have been unclear or confusing.
- When the teacher is absent from school, students will not suffer from a substitute’s inability to teach the lesson. Penda provides students with individualized activities based on each week’s instructional goals and objectives.
How To Do It
- Teachers stay enrolled in Pacing Assistance Service (PAS).
- Penda aligns activities to district/school scope and sequence.
- Penda assigns activities to students weekly on behalf of the teacher – activities assigned are in the student’s “assignments” tab.
- Students complete activity or activities as directed by the teacher prior to coming to class.
- Teacher accesses reports via PendaLearning.com to review class and/or student progress.
- Teacher facilitates learning in class via teacher generated lesson plan. Penda activity assigned is reviewed by displaying whole class using an LCD projector and unpacked.
Ms. Creed takes advantage of PAS. Penda activities are assigned to students on Friday’s. She instructs her students to complete specific Penda activities prior to coming to class for the upcoming week (i.e. Complete the Periodic Table activity prior to coming to class on Tuesday).Each student completes the Penda activities as assigned and note any questions (s)he has prior to coming to class. Before class, Ms. Creed logs into PendaLearning.com and analyzes the Assignment Mastery and Class Mastery reports to gain an understanding of what students know and how to best facilitate class discussion. Ms. Creed opens the Penda activity during class and broadcasts it using an LCD projector. She facilitates dialogue, takes student questions, and builds upon their current knowledge.