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This is a template that you can use to set up your own curse intro/front page. You can click the Edit tab of this page, select all, and copy/past to the page you've started for your mini-course. DO NOT ADD YOUR CONTENT IN THIS PAGE.
 
  
This course introduction/front page shows what information should be provided about each mini-course. This is only an example. Feel free to modify/adapt as you'd like. I want our mini-courses to be creative, instead of only uniformed.  
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== '''Overview and Purpose''' ==
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The intent of this course is to explore the factors of effective homework assignments. Educators will have the opportunity to interact with research into homework practices. Various homework structures will be reviewed. Additionally, the course will challenge educators to identify the qualities of a meaningful homework assignment and develop their own homework assignments tailored to their own students.
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=='''Needs Assessment'''==
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1. Instructional Problem
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Traditional homework approaches are consistently utilized in schools across the country. This includes utilizing homework as a grade regardless of external factors that potentially impact the student's ability to complete the homework to the best of their ability. This course aims explore that qualities of ineffective and effective homework in the hopes of priming educators to design and implement more equitable and effective homework practices.
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2. What is to be learned?
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Learners will explore various aspects of homework in traditional and modern senses of the word. Additionally, learners will work to identify they ways traditional homework practices may be ineffective, or even harmful, to the school community. Therefore, learners will be ready to move forward to learn and utilize more meaningful homework practices to engage students and their families.
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3. The Learners
  
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The learners for this course will primarily be K-12 educators and administration. The learners will be in a position to make decisions on the homework that is assigned and how it is reflected in the classroom setting. Majority of these learners will have experience in a classroom or learning setting of some sort with the K-12 age group.
  
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4. Context for Instruction
  
== '''Overview and Purpose''' ==
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The course is designed to be given in an online asynchronous format. This allows learners to move through the content at their own pace. Hypothetically, the course could be taken in person, if each person has access to a personal device with internet to access the content. The course is organized in units.
  
This section provides the learner with an inviting and engaging introduction to the topic of your mini-course, specifies the target learner, and gives an overview of how this course works. The importance of the topic may be demonstrated through problem scenarios, storytelling, case analysis, statistics, etc.
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5. Exploring the Instructional Problem and Solution
  
Feel free to name and organize this section (and other sections) in a way that is most effective for your mini-course. For example, designers from the past sometimes set this section into two parts: Introduction, Course Overview (How This Course Works).
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The instructional problem pertains to the ineffectiveness of traditional homework practices. The problem also relates to the inappropriate use and application of homework data without consideration to external factors. The solution is to design homework in a way that benefits the school community and to eliminate potential punitive impacts.
  
=='''Needs Assessment'''==
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6. Goals
  
Briefly summarize what you found out from your needs assessment regarding the learners' gaps of knowledge, skills, and attitudes  that your mini-course means to address.
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By the end of this course, educators should understand the complexities of homework design and how it various. The should be familiar with up to date research pertaining to the topic. Additionally, learners should be able to utilize tools to design homework that directly relates to their specific school community.
  
 
== '''Performance Objectives''' ==
 
== '''Performance Objectives''' ==
  
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- Learners will interact with research-based content that explores the effectiveness of traditional homework practices.
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-Learners will distinguish between effective and ineffective homework practices.
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-Learners will determine the qualities of effective homework designs.
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-Learners will utilize knowledge to create appropriate homework assignments for their specific content area and student population.
  
 
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This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.  
 
This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.  
  
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[[Unit 1: What is the Purpose of Homework?]]
  
 
Brief overview
 
Brief overview
  
[[Unit 2: xxx]]
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[[Unit 2: What Makes Homework Meaningful?]]
  
 
Brief Overview
 
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[[Unit 3: How do I Create Homework Assignments Targeted to my Specific Learners?]]
  
 
Brief Overview
 
Brief Overview

Revision as of 19:09, 21 November 2021

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Overview and Purpose

The intent of this course is to explore the factors of effective homework assignments. Educators will have the opportunity to interact with research into homework practices. Various homework structures will be reviewed. Additionally, the course will challenge educators to identify the qualities of a meaningful homework assignment and develop their own homework assignments tailored to their own students.

Needs Assessment

1. Instructional Problem

Traditional homework approaches are consistently utilized in schools across the country. This includes utilizing homework as a grade regardless of external factors that potentially impact the student's ability to complete the homework to the best of their ability. This course aims explore that qualities of ineffective and effective homework in the hopes of priming educators to design and implement more equitable and effective homework practices.

2. What is to be learned?

Learners will explore various aspects of homework in traditional and modern senses of the word. Additionally, learners will work to identify they ways traditional homework practices may be ineffective, or even harmful, to the school community. Therefore, learners will be ready to move forward to learn and utilize more meaningful homework practices to engage students and their families.

3. The Learners

The learners for this course will primarily be K-12 educators and administration. The learners will be in a position to make decisions on the homework that is assigned and how it is reflected in the classroom setting. Majority of these learners will have experience in a classroom or learning setting of some sort with the K-12 age group.

4. Context for Instruction

The course is designed to be given in an online asynchronous format. This allows learners to move through the content at their own pace. Hypothetically, the course could be taken in person, if each person has access to a personal device with internet to access the content. The course is organized in units.

5. Exploring the Instructional Problem and Solution

The instructional problem pertains to the ineffectiveness of traditional homework practices. The problem also relates to the inappropriate use and application of homework data without consideration to external factors. The solution is to design homework in a way that benefits the school community and to eliminate potential punitive impacts.

6. Goals

By the end of this course, educators should understand the complexities of homework design and how it various. The should be familiar with up to date research pertaining to the topic. Additionally, learners should be able to utilize tools to design homework that directly relates to their specific school community.

Performance Objectives

- Learners will interact with research-based content that explores the effectiveness of traditional homework practices.

-Learners will distinguish between effective and ineffective homework practices.

-Learners will determine the qualities of effective homework designs.

-Learners will utilize knowledge to create appropriate homework assignments for their specific content area and student population.

Course Units

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: What is the Purpose of Homework?

Brief overview

Unit 2: What Makes Homework Meaningful?

Brief Overview

Unit 3: How do I Create Homework Assignments Targeted to my Specific Learners?

Brief Overview ...


something about the pic

To place the above picture, first I uploaded it using the Upload file button in left pane. Then in Edit on this page I typed File:thenameofmypicture.jpg in double brackets. For the advanced features I added after jpg the following

|thumb - puts the image in a frame and allows me to add a width for my image

|300px - using any number sets the width of the image

|left - or right sets the alignment and allows text to wrap around the other side

|any text - place after the final pipe will be added as a caption to the image

The video for adding images can be found on youtube here.

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