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Thursday, July 7 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
What Are We Supposed to Do About Homework?

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Homework can be an effective tool to increase student learning, but it can just as easily be detrimental, misleading, and unjust if administered poorly. Many teachers grade piles of homework despite not knowing who did it. Further complicating the issue is that some students have immense supports at home and others have no home at all. We need to establish the purpose for homework and then build support structures that address plagiarism, personalized learning needs, and socio-economic inequality. Homework can be effective within a standards-based grading model, but a critical look at our systems is long overdue. This session will tackle real-life examples of replacement routines that transform homework as we know it.

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Myron Dueck

District Vice Principal for Assessment and Innovation, Summerland Secondary School, British Columbia
During his 24 years of teaching and administration, Myron has developed numerous grading, assessment, and reporting systems with his classes in which students have a greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to feedback, and play a significant role in the reporting of... Read More →

Thursday July 7, 2022 11:10am - 12:10pm MDT
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