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Examine How You Can Rely Less on Homework Assignments for Grades
This course will examine common practices and value systems in homework, compare those with current research, and provide multiple avenues to help teachers reduce the time they, and their students, spend on homework, and to make sure that homework is a meaningful learning activity. Through a reduction in reliance on homework, teachers will learn to use more authentic formative and summative assessments of student learning, which ensures that student grades are a reflection of learned material.
- Develop an understanding of the effectiveness of traditional homework based on the most current research
- Understand the cultural, socioeconomic, and academic inequities of traditional homework structures
- Develop a broad array of options for reducing homework in their own classrooms and more authentic alternatives for grading
- Explore a broader understanding of the institutional and parental dynamics that commonly affect homework policies
- Create and implement an action plan integrating your learning into your classroom practice
- Reflect upon the effects of your plan
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades 4-12)--veteran and beginning, who are looking for alternatives to heavy homework loads without compromising learning.
Course Materials: No textbook requirement
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series
- Professional Teachers Program Series : Courses - Enroll in One or More