First Presenter's Institution

Fayette County Public Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

None

Third Presenter's Institution

None

Fourth Presenter's Institution

None

Fifth Presenter's Institution

None

Location

Meet & Greet Poster Reception (Harborside)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This proposal connected to the Head strand-Academic Achievement and Leadership-closing achievement gaps and promoting learning for all children and youth.

The concept of Differentiated instruction in education has been a practice which schools since the 1960s.The concept of differentiated came from the need for individual students to learn effectively. In practice, teachers offer students different avenues for learning so they can all progress and learn.

Brief Program Description

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the concept of homework? Our unique experiences may bring about many thoughts that are both positive and negative. This session will explore some of our experiences and how they impact our practices as it relates to the implementation of homework. We will also explore the concept of differentiated homework to meet the needs of all students, five important components of effective homework practices , and develop a differentiated homework student menu together!

Summary

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the concept of homework? Our unique experiences may bring about many thoughts that are both positive and negative. This session will explore some of our experiences and how they impact our practices as it relates to the implementation of homework. We will also explore the concept of differentiated homework to meet the needs of all students, five important components of effective homework practices , and develop a differentiated homework student menu together! •Participants will examine the definition of differentiated homework and how to connect to the personalized needs of students. •Participants will connect the concept of differentiated homework through a collaborative activity.

Evidence

•Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D. J., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. •Steward, R. (2013) The Hassles of Homework.The Calabasas Carrier. •Tomlinson, C. A. (2008). The goals of differentiation. Educational Leadership, 66(3), 26–31.

Vatterott, C. (2009). Rethinking homework: Best practices that support diverse needs. Alexandria, VA: ASCD

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Charisse N. Windom serves as Director of Federal programs for Fayette County Public Schools. Dr. Windom is a fearless advocate for student equity and brings a passion for education, continuous improvement, and stakeholder empowerment. Her career in education includes almost 25 years of service as an educator and administrator in the public and private sector.

Dr. Windom is a New York native, FCPS parent, and graduate of Fulton County Public Schools, Clark Atlanta University, Troy State University, and Auburn University. Prior to joining the FCPS team, Dr. Windom served as an Education Administration Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education (Policy & External Affairs), Professor for Western Governors University, and Principal for Rockdale County Public Schools. In addition, she has served as an Assistant Principal, Title I Lead/Coach, Teacher, Parent Liaison, and Paraprofessional for Pre-K-12 education in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Presentation and publication areas include Georgia’s Continuous Improvement Process, Federal Programs, School Improvement, Student Equity, Effective Leadership, Stakeholder Empowerment, Community Partnerships, Student-Led Conferences, Inclusion, and Classroom Management.

Dr. Windom serves on various state, district, and community leadership teams and has been recognized by the Secretary of State as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen and Goodwill Ambassador.

Keyword Descriptors

Differentiation, Homework, Evidence-based Practices

Presentation Year

March 2020

Start Date

3-9-2020 4:45 PM

End Date

3-9-2020 6:00 PM

Included in

Education Commons

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Mar 9th, 4:45 PM Mar 9th, 6:00 PM

Differentiated Homework...Go Figure!

Meet & Greet Poster Reception (Harborside)

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the concept of homework? Our unique experiences may bring about many thoughts that are both positive and negative. This session will explore some of our experiences and how they impact our practices as it relates to the implementation of homework. We will also explore the concept of differentiated homework to meet the needs of all students, five important components of effective homework practices , and develop a differentiated homework student menu together!