Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

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

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

    • 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.

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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.

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

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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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    • 13th Annual POGIL National Meeting
    • Sat 05/30/15 3:00 PM – Tue 06/02/15 2:30 PM
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • 4 Days Private Meeting
    • The PNM is a working meeting intended to allow active members of the POGIL community to...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • Mon 06/15/15 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Little Rock, AR
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Inquiry Learning) and will explore the...
    • 1 - Day Private Workshop, Hastings NE
    • Mon 06/15/15 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    • Hastings, NE
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and will explore...
    • 1-Day Private Worskhop Middle Tennessee State University
    • Mon 06/22/15 – Wed 06/24/15
    • Murfreesboro, TN
    • 3 Days Private Workshop
    • In this Introductory Workshop teachers will encounter POGIL as an active learning approach. Participants will experience...
    • 1-Day Private Workshop - Virginia Beach
    • Tue 06/23/15 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Virginia Beach, VA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Inquiry Learning) and will explore the...
    • 1-Day Private Introductory Workshop - Delran Public Schools
    • Wed 06/24/15 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
    • Delran, NJ
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • 1-day Introductory Workshop for faculty at Delran Public Schools.
      This workshop will provide an introduction to...
    • Series of 1/2 Day Workshops at various locations in New Zealand
    • Thu 06/25/15 – Tue 06/30/15
    • Location Not Specified
    • 6 Days Public Workshop
    • Laura Trout will be presenting a series of 1/2 day workshops in New Zealand geared to...
    • 2015 POGIL Northeast Regional 3-day Workshop
    • Wed 07/08/15 12:00 PM – Fri 07/10/15 3:15 PM
    • Allentown, Pennsylvania
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2015 POGIL South Central Regional Workshop
    • Wed 07/08/15 12:00 PM – Fri 07/10/15 3:15 PM
    • Richardson, Texas
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2015 POGIL Southwest Regional Workshop
    • Tue 07/14/15 12:00 PM – Thu 07/16/15 3:15 PM
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • PREP Workshop 2015: Advanced Techniques in the Implementation and Creation of POGIL Activities
    • Wed 07/15/15 8:30 AM – Sat 07/18/15 12:00 PM
    • Tampa, FL
    • 4 Days Public Workshop
    • This workshop will consist of several sessions: POGIL Fundamentals; Advanced Facilitation Techniques; Advanced Writing 1; Advanced...
    • Haverford College for High School Computer Science Teachers
    • Mon 07/20/15 8:30 AM – Wed 07/22/15 4:40 PM
    • Haverford, PA
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The initial workshop will provide an intensive introduction to both CSP content and POGIL pedagogy, and...
    • 2015 POGIL North Central Regional Workshop
    • Tue 07/21/15 12:00 PM – Thu 07/23/15 3:15 PM
    • Allendale, Michigan
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • POGIL's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a significant opportunity...
    • 2015 POGIL Southeast Regional Workshop
    • Tue 07/21/15 12:00 PM – Thu 07/23/15 3:15 PM
    • Asheville, 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...
    • Seattle Pacific University. 3 Day Public Workshop. Writing Guided-Inquiry Science Activities
    • Wed 07/22/15 8:00 AM – Fri 07/24/15 4:30 PM
    • Seattle, WA
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • As teachers move toward fuller adoption of the NGSS by implementing inquiry-based learning in their classrooms,...
    • 1-Day Introductory Public Workshop Kennesaw State
    • Mon 07/27/15 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    • Kennesaw, GA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This workshop, held immediately prior to Chem Ed, will provide an introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented...
    • POGIL Facilitator Training Workshop
    • Mon 07/27/15 8:00 AM – Wed 07/29/15 12:00 PM
    • Tacoma, Washington
    • 3 Days Private Workshop
    • The POGIL Facilitator workshop is a 3-day POGIL professional development workshop with a focus on workshop...
    • 2015 POGIL Northwest Regional Workshop
    • Mon 07/27/15 12:00 PM – Wed 07/29/15 3:15 PM
    • Portland, Oregon
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • POGIL's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a significant opportunity...
    • Writing Guided Inquiry Activities Based on the POGIL Activity Format
    • Mon 08/17/15 9:30 AM – Fri 08/21/15 4:30 PM
    • Seattle, WA
    • 5 Days Public Workshop
    • A 4-hour guided inquiry activity writing workshop for 11th and 12th grade science teachers (part of...