Course Description

The news media, parents, teachers, and students often speculate if homework is meaningful and whether the pros outweigh the cons.  In this class, you will learn about the history of homework and how the diverse make-up of families can impact a student’s ability to keep up.  What is the solution?  What type of homework and how much is actually beneficial?  Read the Textbook, Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs by Vatterott, complete meaningful and practical assignments at your own pace and you will ready to design a plan that works!  Grades K-12.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course students will know:

  • The history of homework in the US.
  • Why many of the current homework practices are not working for teachers, students and families.
  • What research tells us about the benefits and pitfalls of homework.
  • Effective homework practices.
  • How teachers and schools can help students succeed.
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Section Title
Making Homework Work
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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