- Penda provides the opportunity to accommodate many different achievement and grade levels simultaneously.
- Through Penda, Intervention can be delivered on varying levels all through the same platform, providing teacher ease of usage.
- Through Penda, intervention can be easily differentiated.
- Tier I: All students can work on the same standard by completing 1 or more activities of the students choice
- Tier 2: Small groups within a class can work on different standards and/or different types of Penda activities in comparison to another group
- Tier 3: One student can be assigned a particular Penda activity for remediation while another student can be assigned a different Penda activity for enrichment.
- Through Penda reports, teachers can easily identify areas of remediation and intervention needed.
How To Do It
Tier 1 – Whole Class
- Teacher identifies an appropriate Penda activity and projects it at the front of the class using an LCD projector.
- The teacher conducts a mini- lesson or review that’s built around the Penda activity facilitating class discussion and strategically infusing higher order thinking questions.
Tier 2 – Small Group
- Teacher recognizes the need to differentiate instruction to meet varying levels of learners within one class (low, medium, high).
- Teacher creates learning groups within Penda and places students into appropriate groups.
- Appropriate Penda activities for each group are identified and assigned to groups.
Tier 3 – Individualized
- Teacher uses Penda class mastery report and online real-time reports to hold 1:1 data chats with students.
- Teacher reviews student activity progress and standards mastery progress.
- Based upon student feedback, the teacher identifies additional Penda activities to support student learning and assigns Penda activities to the student.
- Teacher conferences with each student individually and assigns Penda activities based upon individual student needs.
Mr. Hudson has varying levels of students in his period 4 middle school science class. While 80% of his students are meeting grade-level core curriculum standards, he’s identified 8 students who consistently are not performing to grade- level expectations and 3 students are performing above level. Therefore, Mr. Hudson has created 3 Penda groups within his period 4 class: the whole class group, the small group and the additional practice group. He’s placed students appropriately into the groups that student’s best fit and assigned each group various Penda activities that target particular standards. He also paid attention to the activity types. Mr. Hudson also assigned specific Penda activities for 4 other students in period 4 that are continuing to have difficulty. Mr. Hudson plans to have students complete these individualized Penda activities. Next, he plans to meet with each student one-on-one to provide direct instruction as necessary.