POGIL is a teaching pedagogy that makes students feel

engaged, accomplished &
empowered. 

POGIL is Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

"The POGIL Project is not about egos and CVs, but about putting the students first and providing teachers with tools to optimize learning."

—Shawn Simonson, Boise State University

Learn about The POGIL Project's vision

Watch and see how The POGIL Project continues to work toward its vision of "an educational system where student-centered learning is the norm."

Celebrating 15 Years of POGIL

What makes POGIL different?

Many student-centered instructional techniques can be effective for achieving valuable learning goals in the classroom. POGIL differs from other approaches in two particular ways. The first is the explicit and conscious emphasis on developing essential and purposeful process skills. The second is the use and design of distinctive classroom materials. Three defining characteristics of these materials are:

  • A POGIL activity is designed to be used with self-managed teams that employ the instructor as a facilitator of learning rather than as a source of information.
  • A POGIL activity guides students through an exploration to construct, deepen, refine, and/or integrate understanding of relevant disciplinary content.
  • The application and development of at least one of the targeted process skills is embedded in the structure and/or content of a POGIL activity and is not solely dependent upon the facilitation of the activity in the classroom or laboratory.

Upcoming Workshops We're Excited About 

Tuesday July 10th, 2018
2018 Northeast Regional Workshop
Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY
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. Choose from Writing, Facilitation or Lab Tracks. We also have regional workshops in the Northwest, North Central and South Central regions. Check out our calendar of events page for more information.
Monday July 23rd, 2018
2018 POGIL Writers' Retreat
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
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.