- Penda accommodates classrooms with limited instructional resources.
- Penda provides a variety of tasks and activities to continually engage students.
- Penda’s activities encourages students to share learning strategies with each other through cooperative learning.
- Penda promotes student teaching.
How To Do It
- Students are strategically paired or placed into groups based upon current progress.
- Teacher creates activities for each center/station to provide multiple learning experiences, including Penda activities at a technology center/station.
- Teacher identifies appropriate Penda activities for students to complete and assigns to student through Penda.
- Students rotate through centers/stations and complete their assignments.
Ms. Shondeck reviews Penda class mastery data and pairs students (low performing with higher performing). Ms. Shondeck may also select heterogeneous groups (includes low, medium, high performing students). She prepares several learning experiences via centers/stations including identifying Penda activities that she assigns to students through Penda: 1/3 of her students practice content on Penda; 1/3 of her students perform a hands-on activity; and, 1/3 of her students participate in small group direct instruction. Students rotate from one center/station to the next, completing the activities. Students sit 1:1 at computers, but work collaboratively to complete the assigned Penda activities. Students then rotate to a teacher station where Ms. Shondeck can quickly access Penda Student Mastery Reports in real time at PendaLearning.com and address any concerns.