One principle that defines POGIL as a teaching strategy is the explicit emphasis on the development of process skills as a component of the student learning experience. These skills are often called soft skills, workplace skills, or professional skills, and employers often cite them as critical for an effective workforce. The ability to engage in these processes is crucial for students to succeed in active learning environments.
In this third of three web-based sessions focusing on Process Skills, facilitators Marty Perry of St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Teresa Bixby (Lewis University) will discuss "Valuing Process Skills in the Classroom." Drs. Perry and Bixby will discuss and brainstorm strategies for valuing process skills in the classroom, including how to assign grades to the practice, reflection upon, and improvement of process skills in students/teams.
Anyone interested in Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. An informal opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions, try out new activities, and network with other POGIL practitioners.
Registration for this event is not handled through POGIL.
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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.
Facilitator: Mare Sullivan
Registration is handled through Seattle Pacific University: Visit https://ce.spu.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=703187
This workshop will introduce participants to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning 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: Marty Perry, Joe Brown, Wayne Pearson
Facilitators: Kristin Plessel, Brandon Fetterly
Conduct a POGIL experiment from the student's perspective, learn about facilitating and implementing POGIL experiments in their courses, and write your own laboratory activity following a proven method for successful experiment development. Participants will identify the benefits and challenges of using guided inquiry for teaching lab classes. This workshop is designed to increase the collaborative nature of the lab course; build an effective strategy for facilitating and implementing guided inquiry experiments; develop experiments that require studens to engage in scientific discourse with the data they collect. Experienced POGIL laboratory instructors will guide participants as they begin to write/refine their own lab activities.
Facilitators: Michael Garoutte, Missouri Southern University, and Brian Gilbert, Linfield College
This 3-Day workshop will focus on helping Round Lake Middle School teachers incorporate the POGIL pedagogy into their classrooms and activity writing.
Facilitators: Mare Sullivan, Shawn Simonson
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.
Facilitator: Beff Mancini
The overall goal of this workshop is to provide teachers with the experience, skills, and confidence to create guided inquiry activities for the 2016-2017 academic year. This three day intensive writing workshop is based on an open writing lab model with expert support in real time. We will begin by reviewing the characteristics of effective learning objectives, the attributes of robust models, and the learning cycle structure of guided inquiry activities. Participants will then work individually or in teams to write short activities for use in their social studies or science courses. Two facilitators will be available for one-on-one consultation. Each day participants will have opportunities to beta test their draft activities, allowing for rapid revision based on peer feedback.
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 2017. 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 2018 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.
The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional 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 POGIL activity structure and facilitation in 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.
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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 $425 (includes registration, materials, lunches and dinners). On campus housing (optional) for 2 nights is available for an additional $175 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 Regional workshop. Credit card required. Requirements: You must participate in all workshop sessions, including plenary and poster sessions, participate in 2 lunch discussions and submit a short reflection based on supplied questions that will be due by July 27, 2018
Individuals needing assistance or special accommodation to fully participate in the program should indicate their needs in the registration form and contact Julie Boldizar.
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 POGIL activity structure and facilitation in 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
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 Regional workshop. Credit card required. Requirements: You must participate in all workshop sessions, including plenary and poster sessions, participate in 2 lunch discussions and submit a short reflection based on supplied questions that will be due by July 27, 2018.
This workshop will be taught by POGIL facilitators Mare Sullivan and Michael Garoutte. Registration will be handled directly through Seattle Pacific University. Interested individuals should contact Mare Sullivan for registration information.
Course Description: In this four-day course, you will implement a practical model for writing and assessing guided-inquiry activities. You will use your new skills to write, receive feedback on, and revise two or three mini-activities. Although the instructors' expertise in in grade 7-college level sciences, this method can be adapted for use with many disciplines. As secondary teachers move toward fuller adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards and/or the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics by implementing inquiry-based learning in their classrooms, one significant obstacle they encounter is the scarcity of robust guided-inquiry activities. This course helps teachers overcome the obstacle.
Course Prerequisites: You must have completed either a one-day POGIL workshop led by a POGIL-approved facilitator or attended a POGIL Regional Workshop before enrolling in this course. The Seattle Pacific University course "Teaching with Your Mouth Closed" (EDSC 5714) meets this requirement. This requirement ensures adequate mastery of the basic POGIL activity structure, process skills, and classroom facilitation skills you will need to succeed in this intensive writing course.
Registration Fee: The registration fee of $745 includes all workshop materials and 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches (Monday-Thursday). Dinners will be the responsibility of the participant.
Housing: On-campus housing for four nights is available for an additional fee of $35-70 per night.
Graduate Credits: Participants who successfully complete the course will earn 3 graduate quarter credits through Seattle Pacific University. Participants will be required to 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 July 27, 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mare Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 POGIL Writers' Retreat utilizes an application system. Click here to complete an application form. Applications are due by March 31, 2018. All applicants will be notified of an acceptance decision by April 15, 2018. Registration for accepted applicants only will open on April 15, 2018.
Workshop Description: The 2018 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 $500 includes all workshop materials and 4 lunches (Monday-Thursday). Dinners will be the responsibility of the participant. Several on-campus options are available as well as many nearby restaurants within walking distance.
Housing: On-campus housing for four nights is available for an additional fee of $225. (Check in on Sunday, July 22. Check out on Thursday, July 26.) Campus housing will be in a modern, air-conditioned, suite-style residence hall where participants will have private bedrooms and semi-private bathrooms. 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 quarter credits through Seattle Pacific University. Registration for the graduate 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 July 27, 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Boldizar at email@example.com or 717-358-4661.
Admittance into the 2018 Facilitator Training Workshop will be decided via an Application process. Click here to complete an application form. Applications are due by April 1, 2018. The POGIL Project will inform applicants if they are accepted into the workshop no later than April 15, 2018. Registration for accepted applicants only will open on April 15, 2018.
The workshop is designed for those who attended the 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 Regional workshops, the 2017 National Conference for Advanced POGIL Practitioners (NCAPP) or those who have previous POGIL workshop experience. Participants will be prepared and encouraged to run a 1/2 inquiry-based learning workshop on their home campuses at the conclusion of this 3-day experience.
The workshop will be held at the University of St. Thomas beginning on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and ending at Noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Participants should plan to arrive on Monday, July 23, 2018 for registration and check-in.
REGISTRATION COST: The registration fee is $800 which includes registration, materials, on-campus housing for the nights of July 23rd, 24th & 25th (checking out on the 26th), 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for those who do not have professional development funds. Space is limited to 20 attendees.
WORKSHOP LOCATION: University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55015
HOUSING DETAILS: You will be staying in Morrison Hall, which is comprised of air-conditioned apartment-style suites. Each suite has four individual bedrooms, two private bathrooms and a kitchenette with a refrigerator.
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Harpel, Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org of 717-358-4589.