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Extended Learning Opportunities/Homework

The needs of individual students must be the driving force of all instructional decisions. Extended learning
opportunities/homework, a logical extension of classroom learning, should be viewed as one of several methods educators use to show children that 21st century learning takes place in multiple learning environments utilizing a variety of resources.

Extended learning opportunities/homework should be developmentally appropriate and:

  • enrich and extend the school experience,
  • enable the student to learn more about concepts presented,
  • provide the student with purposeful practice and practical application of learning,
  • provide an opportunity for the student to reflect on learning and receive feedback, and
  • develop an understanding of the importance of good work habits and responsibility.

Communication between home and school regarding the nature and quantity of extended learning opportunities/homework is expected.

  • Approved: 02-11-80
  • Revised: 06-08-87
  • Reviewed: 11-13-89, 01-25-93, 06-24-96, 08-09-99
  • Revised: 02-12-07, 02-10-14, 01-14-19
  • Documents: 407

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