How do we make homework relevant and effective for all students? How do we get more students to complete homework? Should we even be assigning homework? This 2-credit hour, self-paced course will investigate these questions about homework and more. Making Homework a Win/Win! begins by investigating the theories, purposes and myths about homework, how they compare to the research and how they apply to a new culture of diverse families, students and lifestyles. Then, participants will learn how to make homework an effective tool, how to differentiate assignments and how to apply alternative grading methods. Finally, participants will examine ways to increase homework completion and effectiveness by implementing student and family supports.
This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.
Course Materials/Required Text:
Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs (2009) by Cathy Vatterott