Examining: Making Homework a Win/Win, (7.15-9.11.20)


:         July 15 - September 11, 2020
Course #:  EDMA 288:701

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 hours, 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:

Text:  Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs, 2nd ed. (2018) by Cathy Vatterott. It can be purchased through local bookstores or ordered online. Due to page and publication differences between the hard and electronic copies, the Kindle edition is NOT recommended.


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