Homework Assistance

On-Site Training Module

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 out-of-school time 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.

Content Overview

Multiplication Facts

Participants will learn fun and engaging ways to encourage children and youth to work on multiplication facts when they are finished with their homework.

Why 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

eLearning Module

Research tells us that the time spent doing homework directly affects a child or youth's achievement.

The role of OST programs in homework assistance is to provide:

  • monitored and focused space and time dedicated to homework

  • supplies and materials that the children or youth might need to complete the assignment

  • adult support for children and youth

By the end of this module, participants will:

  • Identify strategies to support children and youth as they work on homework.
  • Identify questions to ask children and youth to redirect them when they struggle with a homework assignment.