PURPOSE Research tells us that regardless of the student ability or prior coursework, the amount of time and the quality of the time devoted to homework increases their achievement. A homework policy is educationally beneficial when it meets the realistic expectations of teachers, students, and parents. Learning styles may impact both classroom learning and homework time. Tips and tools for parents to make homework time more meaningful (and less stressful) will be included.
OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of the study habit which will stay with a child throughout the school year and beyond.
- Learn about individual learning styles and effects on study habits.
- Create or strengthen a homework policy.
COURSE LENGTH 2.0 hours
TARGET AUDIENCE This workshop is designed for pre-service and in-service Pre–K-12 educators and administrators, community based organization staff and family member audiences.
REQUIRED MATERIALS Appropriate handout materials will be provided. Participants are expected to bring appropriate writing instruments.
FACILITIES Appropriate classroom or lecture seating along with a podium, wireless lavaliere microphone (for large room or over 35 participants), screen, internet connection, electrical outlets, and a table set up in the front of the room, are required for the effective delivery of this training.
REGISTRATION Registration for this workshop is the responsibility of the host organization.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT This workshop is eligible for two (2) hours of Act 48 Continuing Education Credit through the Center for Schools and Communities/CSIU. The instructor will distribute the appropriate form to interested participants during this workshop.