The Homework Myth

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/4/2017 - 10/8/2017
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Students are required to purchase The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn. There are mandatory Zoom video meetings for this class.

  • Currently Enrolled: 12 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 1/22/2018 - 2/25/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

  • Currently Enrolled: 19 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 5/30/2018 - 6/27/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 26
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 1/21/2019 - 2/17/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit is available at $55.00 per credit. Required Text: The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn

  • Currently Enrolled: 12 of 20

About the Course

This course will allow participants to take an in-depth look at the tradition of homework in schools and to assess the positives and negatives of the practice. Throughout the book study, participants will explore the effects of homework and evaluate alternatives to better engage learners. Participants will collaboratively discuss current data and correlations between homework and achievement, as well as student and family attitudes towards school. Participants will design a school-wide policy regarding homework and create viable alternatives that foster positive relationships between home and school.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize emerging trends and potential problems with homework.
  • Identify and assess studies on homework and its benefits/deficits to education.
  • Implement a consistent and effective homework policy for the school.
  • Develop alternative ways to impact students/family’s attitudes towards school in order to build a community that fosters love of learning.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Leadership Professional Development Differentiation

Facilitator

Amy Bohen

Amy Bohen is a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education teacher who works with students in kindergarten through fifth grade and supports them in their English language acquisition skills.  After spending a decade as a classroom teacher and another ten years as a CLDE teacher, Amy knows that the first step in educating children is a compassionate and mindful attitude combined with a toolbox of strategies and ‘with-it-ness’.  Understanding  students’ backgrounds and connecting with them and to their personal experiences enables children to take risks, expand ideas, and build confidence as lifelong learners.

Amy has worked with at-risk youth for most of her educational career.  She began teaching in Baltimore City Schools before moving to Melbourne, Australia.  While overseas she learned the value of understanding differences and about building relationships based on mutual respect.  She currently works in Westminster, Colorado where she works with children who are fortunate to have at least two languages.

Amy has been trained in several early literacy interventions as well as language acquisition strategies and methods that engage and support academic success.   She believes that good teaching strategies are beneficial for all students, regardless of background.

Amy holds a BA in History from Fordham University, an MS in Elementary Education from Canisius College, and an MA in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and Special Education from The University of Colorado Boulder.  She has been an educator since 1998.


Reviews

Judith Fodor
Great Class. Really had me rethinking and self-evaluating the realities of why I assign homework. With a new perspective and some valuable research, I think both the students. parents, and I will have a more useful and purposeful learning experience in the future.
Betty Morrow-Simmons
Regardless of how "one-sided" Alfie Kohn is in this book, this course will lead you to reflect on your views of homework and whether you are truly reaching your students on a meaningful level.

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