This workshop will introduce teachers to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and will explore the benefits of this approach to active learning in the classroom. Participants will experience a POGIL-based learning environment, analyze activities, understand how guided inquiry is structured in a POGIL classroom, and consider classroom facilitation and other issues related to the implementation of POGIL.
Facilitators: Clif Kussmaul
Local Contact: Olga Glebova
Facilitators: Chris Mayfield ((James Madison University), Margarethe Posch (Salt Lake Community College), and Debra Duke (Virginia Commonwealth University)
This workshop is being run in conjunction with the ACM Symposim on Computer Science Education (SIGSCE). You must register through the SIGSCE website.
Register at https://www.cvent.com/events/sigcse-2019/registration-fb5d781041b54769bfb43d7fcad43388.aspx?r=5c216035-f698-409e-a047-6aa0c43c5747&fqp=true
In this web-based session, facilitators Urik Halliday (Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center - Chicago, IL) and Shannon Wachowski (University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY) will introduce you to the basics of using the OPTIC tool in a classroom. OPTIC is an observation tool for:
NOTE: OPTIC is a whole classroom observation instrument. OPTIC is not an observation tool for individual learning teams.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Registration for this event is limited to 28 people. Registrants will be sent a Zoom meeting invitation approximately 1 week prior to the webinar. Please note that the session begins at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. The session is scheduled for 90 minutes but the facilitators will remain available to answer questions at the completion of the session.
Facilitator: Murray Jensen
Facilitator: Chris Bauer
An informal opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions, try out new activities, and network with other POGIL practitioners.
BONUS! 3 STEM clock hours available through Seattle Pacific University. Please add link to register for clock hours:
Click here register for SPU Clock hours
Anyone interested in process oriented guided inquiry learning is welcome. Bring your peers!
Please RSVP to Mare Sulllivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-821-6884 so we can provide adequate light breakfast and beverages. BYO coffee - there are two Starbucks located within six blocks.
Beyond Cookbook Labs
Come learn to write and implement Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Chemistry Labs. Aimed at Chemical Educators interested in learning about POGIL chemistry labs. A two day introduction to facilitating and writing POGIL chemistry labs. Sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Facilitators: Brian Gilbert, Linfield College; Alex Grushow, Rider University
POGIL is a pedagogy based on research indicating that a) teaching by telling does not work for most students, b) students who are part of an interactive community are more likely to be successful, and c) knowledge is personal; students enjoy themselves more and develop greater ownership over the material when they are given an opportunity to construct their own understanding. An inquiry-based team environment energizes students and provides instructors with instant and constant feedback about what their students understand and misunderstand. Students quickly pick up the message that logical thinking and teamwork are prized above simply getting "the correct answer". This emphasizes that learning is not a solitary task of memorizing information, but an interactive process of refining one's understanding and developing one's skills. Participants will be immersed in a process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL) environment as they explore the basic characteristics of POGIL classroom, and then they will apply new skills by facilitating or co-facilitating one section of a POGIL activity, offering and receiving peer feedback on the facilitation, and reflecting on how the new facilitation skills will be used in the classroom.
1 Quarter Graduate Credit - $299
Facilitator: Mare Sullivan
Register at https://ce.spu.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=703187
Facilitators: Chris Bauer, Jill Guerra
The POGIL National Meeting (PNM) utilizes an application system. Applications were due at the end of November and applicants were notified of an acceptance decision in mid-December 2018. Accepted applicants may now register to attend the event.
The PNM is a working meeting intended for active members of the POGIL community to participate in important tasks to further the mission of The POGIL Project, guided by our Strategic Plan. The 2019 participants will work on initiatives which are described here: Strategic Plan Working Groups
The PNM provides opportunities for attendees to interact and collaborate with colleagues in a mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster sessions, and open working time.
The registration fee includes on-campus housing for Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, as well as all meals from Saturday dinner through Tuesday lunch. Campus housing is anticipated to be in Liggett House - a modern, air-conditioned, suite-style residence hall where participants will have private bedrooms and semi-private bathrooms.
Financial assistance is available to those who do not have access to departmental/institutional funding.
This conference utilizes an application system. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the conference has reached capacity. To submit an application, click here. Accepted applicants who have been given a registration code may register for the conference.
NCAPP is designed for POGIL practitioners to gather together and share ideas, challenges, and struggles regarding the use of POGIL in their classrooms. The format will include various types of participant-centered sessions where practitioners will be able to share their ideas for new POGIL activities, explore challenges related to using the POGIL format, and work with others to design new POGIL activities or methods of implementation. Participants will come away with new ideas for POGIL activities as well as new strategies for implementing POGIL.
Another purpose of the conference is to serve our growing population of practitioners, including teachers from a wide range of disciplines at all levels, and who serve minorities and underrepresented groups. All participants will be seeking ways to use POGIL to improve or enhance student learning in their fields.
The theme of NCAPP 2019 is Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers...
Foster connections among participants across institutions and disciplines to create a supportive, inclusive community of transformational educators.
Since the conference begins first thing Monday morning, participants should plan to arrive on campus on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The registration fee includes all lunches and dinners from Sunday dinner through Wednesday lunch. Campus housing is available for an additional cost and will be in a modern, air-conditioned, suite-style residence hall where participants will have private bedrooms and semi-private bathrooms. Accompanying breakfasts are included with the housing fee.
The POGIL Project's 3-day summer workshop provides instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a significant opportunity to obtain professional development and to gain new insights into teaching and learning.
On the first day of the workshop, those who are new to POGIL will attend a Fundamentals of POGIL session while those participants who have previously attended a POGIL workshop will attend two sessions of universal application. The start of the second day will expose all participants to Modeling a POGIL Classroom. For the remainder of the workshop, participants will follow a series of sessions focused on their chosen interest area -Activity Writing, Classroom Facilitation, or Laboratory Track. To find out which track is right for you, click on the track description below:
TRACK DESCRIPTIONS-Please click links below
All workshop attendees will also participate in informative poster and plenary sessions. Click here for a description of session offerings and a sample agenda: Session Description & Sample Agenda
While the workshop focus is on STEM disciplines, POGIL methodology is widely applicable and attendees from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
Workshop fee is $450 (includes registration, materials, lunches and dinners). On campus housing (optional) for 2 nights is available for an additional $189 and includes accompanying breakfasts.
Two quarter credits will be available through Seattle Pacific University for an approximate fee of $110 by registering on-line (during check-in) on Day 1 of the summer workshop. Credit card required. Requirements: You must participate in all daytime and evening sessions (which includes the poster session and plenary sessions), PLUS Day 2 and Day 3 lunchtime discussions. Participants must also submit answers to reflection questions that are due by July 25th to the Workshop Facilitator who has been designated as your Graduate Credit Coordinator.
Two quarter credits will be available through Seattle Pacific University for an approximate fee of $110 by registering on-line (during check-in) on Day 1 of the summer workshop. Credit card required. Requirements: You must participate in all daytime and evening sessions (which includes the poster session and plenary sessions), PLUS Day 2 and Day 3 lunchtime discussions. Participants must also submit answers to reflection questions that are due by August 8th to the Workshop Facilitator who has been designated as your Graduate Credit Coordinator.
Two quarter credits will be available through Seattle Pacific University for an approximate fee of $110 by registering on-line (during check-in) on Day 1 of the summer workshop. Credit card required. Requirements: You must participate in all daytime and evening sessions (which includes the poster session and plenary sessions), PLUS Day 2 and Day 3 lunchtime discussions. Participants must also submit answers to reflection questions that are due by August 1st to the Workshop Facilitator who has been designated as your Graduate Credit Coordinator.
The 2019 POGIL Writers' Retreat utilizes an application system. Click here to complete an application form. We will continue to accept applications until the few remaining openings are filled. Accepted applicants will be provided with a code to complete their registration.
Workshop Description: The 2019 POGIL Writers' Retreat will provide an opportunity for individuals or small teams to spend focused time on developing, writing, and improving POGIL activities with the mentorship of experienced POGIL author coaches. The 4-day agenda includes workshop sessions focused on activity authoring, feedback sessions, and ample time for writing and interacting with other authors and author coaches. The retreat is appropriate for authors in all content areas at both post-secondary and K-12 levels.
Registration Fee: The registration fee of $575 includes all workshop materials and 4 lunches (Monday-Thursday). Dinners will be the responsibility of the participant. Several restaurant options are available across the street from campus within a 1-2 block radius.
Housing: On-campus housing for four nights is available for an additional fee of $275 (Check in on Sunday, July 28. Check out on Thursday, August 1) Campus housing is comprised of air-conditioned apartment-style suites. Each suite has four, individual bedrooms and two private bathrooms. Linens will be provided. Breakfast on Monday through Thursday is included in the housing fee.
Graduate Credits: For an additional, optional fee of $165, participants can opt to earn 3 graduate quarter credits through Seattle Pacific University. Registration for the graduate quarter credits will take place during workshop check-in. A credit card is required. Additional requirements - Participants will submit two short activity self-assessments during the retreat. They will also submit a short reflection based on a 5 question prompt. The reflection is due no later than August 8, 2019.
Notice: The POGIL Project has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, The POGIL Project and any programs operated by The POGIL Project are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. The POGIL Project is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ellen Harpel at email@example.com or 717-358-4589.
Facilitators: Colleen Conway, Cheryl Bailey