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    • 1. Homework: What Works Best? Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK [email_address]
    • 2. You know it’s a bad day when
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    • 13. You know you’re having a good day when
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      • Homework is not going away
      Big Ideas
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      • We can do homework better
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      • Strategies and practical ideas exist to help
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    • 19. Robert Marzano’s Nine Effective Strategies
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    • 21. Jerry Scott/Rick Kirkman 2004
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      • Human map:
      • Where are you going for your holiday break?
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      • Definition?
      • Purpose?
      Homework
    • 24.
      • Definition?
        • Work done to support / reinforce / extension the lesson taught (not necc. done at home)
      • Purpose?
        • Extension / reinforce / stimulate / repetition / assessment / punishment
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      • Find the Personal Assessment Tool
        • Questions 1-3
        • “ Does a clear building homework policy exist?
      • Use sticky notes to “publish” your answers
    • 26.
      • Find group of three
      • What patterns do you see?
      • Means what?
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      • Do you give homework?
      • Is it your choice to give homework?
      • How often do you give homework? (never, once, twice, 3x, 4x, 5x a week, more than 5x a week)
      • Does a clear, building-wide homework policy exist?
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      • “ Homework is a waste of time for students!”
    • 29.
      • In your group of three
        • Number off 1 / 2 / 3
        • All ones together in new group
        • All twos together in new group
        • All threes together in new group
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      • Using the research
        • Ones must agree with the statement
        • Twos must disagree with the statement
        • Threes are “Switzerland”
    • 31. Agree group Disagree group Neutral group 1 agree 1 disagree 1 neutral Your task? Convince neutral that your position is correct
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      • Agree / disagree each get 90 seconds
      • Agree / disagree each have 60 seconds for rebuttal
      • Neutral get 180 seconds for questions
      • Agree / disagree each have 30 seconds for “closing arguments”
      • If needed, neutral can take 30 more seconds for clarification
      • Neutral must vote and explain vote
    • 33. Waste of time?
      • Positives?
      • Negatives?
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      • Criteria of quality homework assignments?
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        • Timely / detailed teacher feedback
        • Purpose clearly explained
        • No new skills
        • Different amounts for different grades
        • Developmentally appropriate
        • Different types
        • Individualized
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      • So what?
        • Amount should be different at different grades
          • Should be total for the entire day, not per class
        • 10 minutes per grade
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      • So what?
        • Parent involvement should be minimal
        • Minimal or negative effects occur when parents are asked to help
        • Suggested handout
    • 40.
      • So what?
        • Clearly state purpose
    • 41. Preparation for new learning or Elaboration to increase understanding Practice to increase accuracy or fluency New Ideas & Information Skills & Processes
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      • Think Before and After reading activities
        • See samples
    • 43.
      • Clarification format
      • Subject: ____________
      • Due date: ___________
      • What I have to do:____________________________
      • __________________________________________
      • __________________________________________
      • Purpose of assignment: _________________________
      • __________________________________________
      • What I have to know / be able to do to complete the assignment: _____________________
      • __________________________________________
    • 44.
      • So what?
        • Provide feedback using a variety of methods
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        • Post answers on web site after assignments are due / on bulletin board
        • Provide sample answers
        • Peer review
        • Small group review
        • Oral presentations
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        • Post answers on web site after assignments are due / on bulletin board
        • Provide sample answers
        • Peer review
        • Small group review
        • Oral presentations
        • Turn to elbow partner:
          • What works for you?
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      • What’s online?
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      • Homework Spot
        • <www.homeworkspot.com>
      • Empowered Desktop
        • <kportal.learningstation.com>
      • KidsClick
        • <www.kidsclick.org>
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      • RefDesk
        • <www.refdesk.com>
      • Homework Helper
        • <school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck/index.html>
      • IPL TeenSpace
        • <www.ipl.org/div/teen>
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      • LD Homework Help
        • <www.ldonline.org/indepth/homework>
      • Your Homework
        • <www.yourhomework.com>
      • Ask an Expert
        • <www.askanexpert.com>
    • 52.
      • What’s your favorite?
      • Post on paper
    • 53.
      • So what?
        • Create & communicate a clear homework policy
        • Should be at least school wide
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      • What might an effective building or district-wide homework policy look like?
    • 55. Sample homework policy
      • No more than 90 minutes per night
        • 15 minutes looking for assignment in backpack
        • 7 minutes surfing the web
        • 11 minutes emailing friend to get a new copy
        • 23 minutes telling parent that teacher is “mean”
        • 8 minutes in the bathroom
        • 10 minutes getting a snack
        • 6 minutes griping about teacher’s explanation
        • 10 minutes watching mom actually complete the assignment
    • 56. Should include:
      • Frequency of assignments
      • Amount of work
      • Consequences
      • Feedback
      • Not to teach complex skills / material
      • Parents rarely asked to help
      • Related to curriculum
    • 57. Homework policy rubric
      • Poor
        • Homework policies and practices are rigid and not designed to promote student learning
        • Consequences of incomplete homework are punitive
        • Students have had no opportunity to contribute to the development of the policies
      Charlotte Danielson
    • 58.
      • Basic
        • Homework policies and practices are moderately flexible and attempt to promote student learning
        • Consequences for incomplete homework are fairly reasonable
        • Students have had some opportunity to contribute to the development of the policies
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      • Exemplary
        • Homework policies and practices are flexible and designed to promote student learning
        • Consequences for incomplete homework are firm but respectful
        • Students have contributed to the development of the policies
    • 60.
      • “ Do I Have to Do My Homework ?”
      • <handout>
      • “ Using Technology to Support Homework ”
      • <manila.esu6.org/instructionalstrategies>
    • 61.
      • Share with original group of three:
      • One tech idea from the resources that might work
      • One strategy that you already use
    • 62. You know it’s a bad day when
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      • you’re listening to Glenn on the last workday before Christmas
    • 73. You know you’re having a good day when
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      • You’re leaving early on the last workday before Christmas
    • 77. Homework on homework?
      • What is one thing you can do to improve student learning through homework?

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