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.
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
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