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 email@example.com.
The 2018 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 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 graduate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 will continue to be accepted until May 4th. The POGIL Project will inform applicants of their status no later than May 11th.
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 email@example.com of 717-358-4589.
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
This professional development opportunity is available to high school STEM teachers.
Additional information: http://faculty.washington.edu/doddm/Personal/WaterWorks.html
Link for workshop application form: http://form.jotform.us/form/31230693582150
Cost: FREE to high school teachers who register to be part of the week long WaterWorks workshop. Each participating teacher will receive an honorarium of $500, and - in an effort to facilitate classroom implementation of instructional labs developed during the workshop - will be provided with a starter kit of supplies to take back to their school. Clock hours will also be available upon completion of the workshop.
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