SOURCE: Penda

August 24, 2012 08:26 ET

Arkansas Department of Education Signs Statewide Deal With Penda Learning

Partnership Brings Standards-Aligned STEM Tool to Arkansas Students, Grades 4-10

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2012) -  As part of its efforts to increase STEM education, Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has adopted Penda Learning https://www.pendalearning.com/, a web-based standards mastery resource for students, grades 4-10.

Penda's online science and math resource uses avatars and competition to authentically engage students as they work through standards-aligned activities. Based on the latest brain research and differentiated instruction and learning strategies, Penda is designed to authentically engage students, allowing them to create avatars and choose friends, thus facilitating an emotional connection to their learning.

"STEM education is a key state priority and we are always on the lookout for innovative and proven STEM tools for the students of Arkansas," said Jim Boardman, Assistant Commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Research and Technology. "By giving our students access to Penda's engaging and standards-aligned math and science activities, we are supplementing our classroom teaching and helping teachers improve student proficiency."

According to David Jaffa, Penda CEO, "We are thrilled to offer the students of Arkansas our challenging, fun, and reward-based resource, which emotionally connects them to their learning."

Recent research shows that students who use Penda make substantial gains on state science and math tests and end of course exams.

For more information, please visit www.pendalearning.com.

About Penda

Penda is an online science and math resource for grades 4-10 that uses avatars and competition to authentically engage students as they work through standards-aligned activities. Launched first in the UK, a decade of evidence shows that students who use Penda master standards and make substantial gains on state science and math tests and end of course exams. Penda is based on the latest brain research, which shows that it is vital for students to form an emotional connection with their learning. For teachers, automated reporting makes it easy to differentiate instruction, monitor progress and drive results. Penda is aligned to specific state standards and Common Core Learning Standards. For more information, call 800-481-8101 or visit us at www.pendalearning.com.

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