Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

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    • Knowledge is personal. Students enjoy themselves more and develop greater ownership over material given the opportunity to construct their own understanding.

    • POGIL in action
    • Learning is not a solitary task.

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    •  A discovery-based team environment energizes students.

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    • Students learn better when they are working together in self-managed teams.

    • Facilitation in a large class at the Universtity of Washington in Seattle, WA
    • Cooperative learning fosters positive attitudes toward subject matter.

    • Working through a POGIL activity
    • Students are fully engaged in content material.

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    • Students who are part of an interactive community are more likely to be successful.

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What is POGIL?

POGIL is an acronym for Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning.

POGIL originated in college chemistry departments in 1994; there are now well over 1000 implementers in a wide range of disciplines in high schools and colleges around the country.

POGIL uses guided inquiry – a learning cycle of exploration, concept invention and application – as the basis for many of the carefully designed materials that students use to guide them to construct new knowledge.  

POGIL is a student-centered strategy; students work in small groups with individual roles to ensure that all students are fully engaged in the learning process.

POGIL activities focus on core concepts and encourage a deep understanding of the course material while developing higher-order thinking skills.

POGIL develops process skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication through cooperation and reflection, helping students become lifelong learners and preparing them to be more competitive in a global market.

Upcoming Events

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    • Teaching with your Mouth Closed: Facilitating Student Collaborative Learning
    • Tue 02/16/16 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    • Missoula, MT
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • Join university and high school faculty to experience group roles, participate in a collaborative guided inquiry...
    • Introductory POGIL Workshop - Florida Gulf Coast University
    • Thu 02/18/16 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Ft. Myers, Florida
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and will explore...
    • 1-Day Introductory Workshop - Albany High School (private)
    • Fri 03/18/16 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Albany, CA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • A workshop to introduce science teachers to POGIL and discuss how it is integrated with the...
    • Implementing POGIL Strategies in Social Studies and Science Courses – Part III
    • Mon 03/28/16 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Round Lake, IL
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • In this third workshop of a series, participants will choose from a variety of sessions to...
    • Puget Sound Region POGIL Summit
    • Sat 04/02/16 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Kirkland, WA
    • 1 Day Public Meeting
    • An informal opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions, and network with other POGIL practitioners in...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop Introduction to POGIL
    • Mon 04/18/16 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Omaha, NE
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and will explore...
    • Teaching with Your Mouth Shut: Basic POGIL Strategies for STEM Teachers - 2-day, 10-hour course (May 7 and May 14)
    • Sat 05/07/16 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    • Seattle, WA
    • 1 Day Public Presentation
    • POGIL is a pedagogy based on research indicating that a) teaching by telling does not work...
    • 14th Annual POGIL National Meeting (PNM)
    • Sat 06/04/16 3:00 PM – Tue 06/07/16 2:30 PM
    • St. Louis, MO
    • 4 Days Private Meeting
    • The PNM is a working meeting intended to allow active members of the POGIL community to...
    • 2016 POGIL Northeast Regional Workshop
    • Mon 06/27/16 12:00 PM – Wed 06/29/16 3:15 PM
    • Boston, MA
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2016 POGIL Southwest Regional workshop
    • Tue 06/28/16 12:00 PM – Thu 06/30/16 3:15 PM
    • Santa Clara, California
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2016 POGIL Southeast Regional Workshop
    • Tue 07/12/16 12:00 PM – Thu 07/14/16 3:15 PM
    • Davidson , North Carolina
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • Writing POGIL Activities - 4-day course
    • Tue 07/12/16 8:30 AM – Fri 07/15/16
    • Seattle, WA
    • 4 Days Public Presentation
    • As teachers move toward fuller adoption of the NGSS* by implementing inquiry-based learning in their classrooms,...
    • 2016 POGIL Northwest Regional 3-Day Workshop
    • Mon 07/18/16 12:00 PM – Wed 07/20/16 3:00 PM
    • Tacoma, Washington
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2016 POGIL Central Regional Workshop
    • Mon 07/18/16 12:00 PM – Wed 07/20/16 3:15 PM
    • St. Louis, MO
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...