Module: 1.5.2 Homework Assistance
This module was revised in 2016 to incorporate social-emotional learning, character building and Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California as part of CalSAC's work with the Expanded Learning 360/365 project.
During this training, participants examine the importance of Homework Assistance in afterschool and school age care programs. Participants will learn strategies and skills to provide effective homework assistance.
In this training participants will:
- Identify strategies to use during homework assistance time to support children/youth as they work on homework;
- Identify questions to ask children/youth to redirect them when they struggle with a homework assignment.
Participants will learn fun and engaging ways to encourage children and youth to work on multiplication facts when they are finished with their homework.
Participants will discuss why homework is important, giving context and meaning to why it is necessary to improve the skills of afterschool and school age care professionals in this area.
The Role of Afterschool
Afterschool is responsible to provide children and youth with a safe, monitored place to do their homework. It is not an easy job to do, but these tips will help participants be more effective in their approach to homework assistance.
Three Critical Strategies
This section looks at three strategic skills to establish a strong homework assistance program.
Training Length: 2 hours