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  • 1. Homework and Practice Big Ideas
  • 2. Introduction
    • Marzano on Homework and Practice
  • 3. Homework: Generalizations
    • The amount of homework assigned to students should be different from elementary to high school.
    • Rule of thumb:  10min per Grade Level
    • Considerations:  Coordinating with other teachers
  • 4. Homework: Generalizations
    • Parental involvement in doing homework should be kept to a minimum. 
      • Parents do have a role, but they shouldn't feel that they should teach.  Providing resources with how to help your child is important. 
  • 5. Homework: Generalizations
    • The purpose of homework should be identified and articulated.
  • 6. Homework: Generalizations
    • If homework is assigned, it should be commented upon.
      • Can be commented on by teachers or facilitated in student groups. 
      • Students should know ahead of time what type of feedback to expect.
      • Assigning less homework so that all homework can receive feedback is better than homework without feedback.
  • 7. Homework: Generalizations
    • Mastering a skill or process requires a fair amount of focused practice.
      • Take little bites/chunks at a time.  Not only procedural, but conceptual as well.
      • It can 24 times of practice, spread out over time before mastery.
  • 8. Homework: Generalizations
    • While practicing, students should adapt and shape what they have learned.
      • This is the conceptual practice piece, as they learn, they adapt.
  • 9. Procedural Practice
    • Step by step. 
    • Small chunks.
  • 10. Conceptual Practice
      • Compare Contrast
      • Categorize
      • Analagies
      • Metaphors
      • Learning Notebooks
      • Non-Linguistic
  • 11. Homework
    • Guided practice in class with teacher observation needs to happen before that practice is assigned as homework.
  • 12. Mount Vernon Considerations
    • Block Schedule
    • ELL Population
    • Providing a place and time for homework
  • 13. Recommendations
    • Establish and communicate a homework policy. 
      • This should be school or district wide.  
      • This should include instruction for parents. 
  • 14. Recommendations
    • Design homework assignments that clearly articulate purpose and outcome.
  • 15. Recommendations
    • Vary approaches to providing feedback. 
    • Student, pair, and teacher feed back.
  • 16. Recommendations
    • Ask students to chart their speed and accuracy.
  • 17. Recommendations
    • Design practice assignments that focus on specific elements of a complex skill or process.
  • 18. Recommendations
    • Plan time for students to increase their conceptual understanding of skills or processes.
  • 19. Tech Integration
      • Tools for collaboration, revision, refining.  Google Docs
      • Practice skills for speed and accuracy. Hot Potatoes
      • Track skills using spread sheets, etc. 
      • Posting homework and practice online,  create study groups.  Edmodo, Moodle.
  • 20. Mount Vernon Considerations
      • Access to resources
      • Block schedule
      • A place for homework to happen
      • ELL