Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

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

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

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

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    •  A discovery-based team environment energizes students.

    • 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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    • 1-day Private Workshop Introduction to POGIL - Erie I BOCES
    • Wed 03/01/17
    • West Seneca, NY
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • This workshop will introduce participants to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning and will explore the benefits...
    • 1-Hour Private Workshop - Introduction to POGIL for Pre-Service Teachers - Seattle Pacific University School of Education
    • Wed 03/01/17
    • Seattle, WA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • This one hour mini-workshop immerses teacher candidates in a POGIL environment.
      Participants will experience group roles...
    • 1-Day Introduction to POGIL - Springfield Technical Community College
    • Mon 03/13/17
    • Springfield, MA
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • This is an introductory workshop for Springfield Technical Community College STEM faculty. This workshop will introduce...
    • 1-day Introduction to POGIL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
    • Tue 04/04/17
    • Lausanne, Switzerland
    • 1 Day Private Workshop
    • This workshop will introduce participants to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning and will explore the benefits...
    • POGIL Puget Sound Summit
    • Sat 04/22/17
    • Kirkland, WA
    • 1 Day Public Workshop
    • An informal opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions, try out new activities, and network with...
    • Teaching with Your Mouth Closed: Basic POGIL Strategies for STEM Teachers - 2-Day, 10-hour, 1 graduate credit course (5/13 and 5/20)
    • Sat 05/13/17
    • Seattle , WA
    • 1 Day Public Presentation
    • POGIL is a pedagogy based on research indicating that a) teaching by telling does not work...
    • 15th Annual POGIL National Meeting (PNM)
    • Sat 06/03/17 – Tue 06/06/17
    • St. Louis, MO
    • 4 Days Private Meeting
    • The PNM is a working meeting intended to active members of the POGIL community to participate...
    • National Conference for Advanced POGIL Practitioners (NCAPP)
    • Mon 06/26/17 – Wed 06/28/17
    • Allentown, PA
    • 3 Days Private Meeting
    • This conference is designed for POGIL practitioners to gather together and share ideas, challenges and struggles...
    • 2017 POGIL North Central Regional Workshop
    • Mon 07/10/17 – Wed 07/12/17
    • St. Paul, MN
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2017 POGIL Southwest Regional Workshop
    • Wed 07/12/17 – Fri 07/14/17
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2017 POGIL Northeast Regional Workshop
    • Mon 07/17/17 – Wed 07/19/17
    • Baltimore, MD
    • 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 - a 4-day, 30-hour, 3 graduate credit course
    • Mon 07/17/17 – Thu 07/20/17
    • Seattle , WA
    • 4 Days Public Workshop
    • As teachers move toward fuller adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards and/or the Common Core...
    • 2017 POGIL Southern Regional Workshop
    • Mon 07/17/17 – Wed 07/19/17
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...
    • 2017 POGIL Northwest Regional Workshop
    • Tue 07/25/17 – Thu 07/27/17
    • Portland, Oregon
    • 3 Days Public Workshop
    • The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a...