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2021 Virtual

Summer

Workshops

Learn about POGIL's philosophy and methodology at one of our Summer Workshops.  Find out how POGIL can help restructure your classroom environment and enhance student learning.

COVID-19 Virus Announcement

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose great risk to in-person meetings, The POGIL Project has confirmed that the Summer Workshops for 2021 will only be offered virtually.
 
For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the U.S. Department of State, and the World Health Organization.
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Workshops

Summer workshops are designed for both those who are new to POGIL and those who have previously attended a POGIL workshop.

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Fundamentals of POGIL

Two 3-hour sessions over two days

This is an introductory workshop designed for those with limited or no previous exposure to POGIL pedagogy. Despite being in a virtual format, this is a very learner-centered, active-learning workshop. There will be a small homework assignment given at the end of the first session to help participants reflect on their learning and prepare for the second day.

Participants will engage with teammates and workshop facilitators to…
  • Learn the essential elements of POGIL pedagogy and philosophy.
  • Observe classroom facilitation strategies that can be used in person or virtually.
  • Incorporate the development of key process skills into POGIL lessons.
  • Explore the structure of POGIL activities.
Participants who attend either the May or July Fundamentals of POGIL Workshop (or who previously attended another Fundamentals workshop) are qualified to attend the Classroom Facilitation Virtual Workshop on July 19-22, 2021 and/or the Activity Writing Virtual Workshop on July 26-30, 2021.

 

Registration

May 17 & 18 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
July 12 & 13 Register Here
August 4 & 5 Register Here
$125 early bird registration (by March 1) / $175 regular registration

 

POGIL Classroom Facilitation

Four 3-hour sessions over four days

This workshop is designed for experienced POGIL practitioners who have attended any of the following: Virtual Fundamentals of POGIL workshop, a summer 3-day POGIL workshop, or a 1-day POGIL workshop. Despite being in a virtual format, this is a very learner-centered, active-learning workshop. There will be small homework assignments given at the end of the first three sessions. Prerequisite: Virtual Fundamentals of POGIL workshop, 1-day POGIL workshop or a 3-day POGIL workshop.

Participants will engage with teammates and workshop facilitators to…
  • Develop students’ process skills though POGIL classroom interactions.
  • Collect a variety of tools to help facilitate POGIL activities in the classroom.
  • Explore several methods for assessing POGIL team interactions.
  • Build effective POGIL teams.
  • Leverage roles to optimize POGIL team interactions.

Registration

July 19-22 Register Here
$250 early bird registration (by March 1)/ $300 regular registration

Activity Writing

Four 3-hour sessions over five days; author coaching on Thursday

This workshop is designed for experienced POGIL practitioners who have attended any one of the following: Virtual Fundamentals of POGIL workshop, a summer 3-day POGIL workshop, or a 1-day POGIL workshop. The workshop consists of several team activities and individual assignments throughout the week. Despite being in a virtual format, this is a very learner-centered, active-learning workshop. There will be small homework assignments given at the end of the first two sessions. Participants will work on writing an activity of their choice throughout the week. Facilitators will be available to provide feedback and suggestions on Thursday through individual coaching sessions as needed. Prerequisite: Virtual Fundamentals of POGIL workshop, 1-day POGIL workshop or a 3-day POGIL workshop.

Participants will engage with teammates and workshop facilitators to learn the key elements of writing POGIL activities...
  • Writing questions that follow the learning cycle.
  • Developing robust models.
  • Incorporating key process skills into activity questions.

Registration

July 26-30 Register Here
$250 early bird registration (by March 1) / $300 regular registration

Two Other Advanced Opportunities

Writers' Retreat

Our Writers' Retreat provides 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 (plus a 2-hour orientation) includes workshop sessions focused on activity authoring, feedback sessions, and ample time for writing and interacting with other authors and author coaches. For more information, contact Jen Perot at jen.perot@pogil.org.  

NCAPP

The National Conference to Advance POGIL Practice grew from interest within our thriving community of experienced POGIL educators who are applying their knowledge and skills in new and innovative ways.  The goal of NCAPP is to create a conference where POGIL practitioners can come together to share new ideas, get targeted feedback, engage in in-depth discussions, interact with a diverse community of teachers, and gain a deeper mastery of the POGIL approach.