Successful Practices Network, Penda Learning Partnered to Assist Educators in delivering rigorous online science instructions

prnewswire | August 05, 2020

As schools prepare to re-open, most struggle supporting some form of digital learning— whether blended or fully online. Spring school closures highlighted that many teachers lack expertise teaching remotely and many districts do not have the digital learning programs in place to support high quality remote instruction. The Successful Practices Network (SPN) and Penda Learning have partnered to provide member districts with a powerful combination of professional development in remote instruction best practices and a digital, game-based platform to deliver rigorous online science instruction to students grade ­3­–10.

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What are some strategies teachers use to engage students? And what teaching practices are the most effective in helping students reach their learning goals? This paper explores approaches that can help educators establish a positive framework for academic and social growth. Discover three research-based teaching practices that support teacher success and student achievement.

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What are some strategies teachers use to engage students? And what teaching practices are the most effective in helping students reach their learning goals? This paper explores approaches that can help educators establish a positive framework for academic and social growth. Discover three research-based teaching practices that support teacher success and student achievement.

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