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2022-23 Public Workshops


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

Workshops

Summer workshops are designed for both those who are new to POGIL and those who have previously attended a POGIL workshop. Click here for a Scholarship Opportunity during the summer

Fundamentals of POGIL (Virtual)

One 6-hour session in one day
or
Two 3-hour sessions over two days
Details

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 to help participants reflect on their learning and prepare for either the second half of the day or the second day, depending on whether they attend the 1-day or 2-day workshop. 

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.
Registration
2022
November 12 Register Here
2023
January 21    Register Here
March 25      Register Here
May 16-17      Register Here
July 6-7         Register Here
August 2-3    Register Here
  • $150 early bird registration (by March 31) / $187 regular registration

Activity Writing (Virtual)

Four 3-hour sessions over four days
Details

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. The workshop will conclude with Collaborative Feedback Training, allowing participants to submit their own POGIL activities to the POGIL Activity Clearinghouse, review others’ activities, and classroom test draft activities. 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
  • Promote inclusion thorugh models and questions
  • Incorporating key process skills into activity questions
  • Assessing an activity with POGIL Project rubrics
Registration
July 17-21 Register Here
  • $275 early bird registration (by March 31) / $325 regular registration

Classroom Facilitation (Virtual)

Four 3-hour sessions over four days
Details

Despite being 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 through 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 10-13 Register Here
  • $275 early bird registration (by March 31) / $325 regular registration

3-Day Workshop (In-person)

Multi-track 3-Day workshop designed for participants who are both new to POGIL and experienced practitioners.
Details

On Day 1, participants will follow a schedule based on their POGIL experience level. Those who have never attended a POGIL workshop will attend the Fundamentals of POGIL sessions. Those who have previously attended a POGIL workshop should attend their choice of sessions (Team Formation, Intro to POGIL Labs, or another session specific to your workshop.)  On Days 2 and 3, all participants will follow a series of sessions (a track) based on their content area of interest: Activity Writing, Classroom Facilitation, or POGIL Labs. For more information on each of these tracks and to view session descriptions and outcomes, please visit this page

Registration
July 10-12, 2023
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 
Registration Link Coming Soon
or 
July 24-26, 2023
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Registration Link Coming Soon
  • $495 early bird registration (by March 31 / $525 regular registration (includes materials, lunches, and dinner)
  • $227 Optional On-campus Housing for 2 nights (includes breakfasts)

Two Other Opportunities

Writers' Retreat, Washington University in St. Louis

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

July 7-10: 
Registration is $599 per person (includes 4 lunches) .
Registration is $525 if part of team (includes 4 lunches). 
$299 additional fee for on-campus housing and breakfasts.

National Conference to Advance POGIL Practice (NCAPP), University of Utah

We hope you will join us for the 2023 POGIL NCAPP and inspire us with your ideas, expertise, and experience. Together, we will improve, enhance, and transform education for every student, everywhere.

June 26-28
Registration with on-campus housing is $899 (includes breakfasts, lunches and dinners). 
Commuter registration is $749 (includes lunches and dinners). Limited scholarships are available for NCAPP attendance.