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The POGIL Project FAQs

POGIL Teaching Materials

What POGIL activity collections are currently available and how do I access them?

All of the POGIL curriculum materials are listed on the POGIL website on the Educator/Curricular Materials page. Here you will find links to publishers, links to sample activities (if available), and a growing collection of exemplar activities from a variety of disciplines.

How do I obtain feedback on materials I have written?

The POGIL Activity Clearinghouse (PAC) contains student-centered instructional activities at various stages of development centered around the Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) pedagogy. The purpose of this site is to facilitate the collaboration, peer review, and classroom testing stages associated with creating high-quality materials meeting the standards approved by The POGIL Project. You can get feedback on your activities by joining the PAC.


How do I request a workshop organized by The Project?

You can learn more about our workshops, request a workshop or view our rate sheet by clicking on the button below.

Can I get access to POGIL workshop materials?

You must be a workshop facilitator to be granted access to workshop materials.  If you have a question about the content of the materials, please email Marcy Dubroff.

How do I become a workshop facilitator?

In order to be a POGIL facilitator, you must go through a formal facilitator training workshop.  The POGIL Project currently holds a biennial facilitator training workshop.  For more information, contact Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org.

How do I proceed if I wish to present a workshop not organized by The Project?  

Workshops are typically organized by The POGIL Project, but exceptions may be made for workshops at a conference or professional meeting. 

If you are presenting at a meeting or conference, please contact Marcy Dubroff well before the conference dates. The Project will assist you with materials if possible. Please give the office staff at least 3-4 weeks to prepare materials. A $25 per person fee for materials is suggested. Any other workshops that require the use of POGIL materials must be organized through the National Office.

Can I do a workshop or presentation for free to a group that I am affiliated with?

For workshops or presentations to a group you are affiliated with, we suggest that only short presentations (approximately one hour or less) be given for free.  If your group is requesting a full-blown workshop that will require POGIL materials, you should direct them to the National Office.

POGIL Community

How do I contact a subset of POGIL implementers?

A good way to connect with other POGIL implementers is to contact practitioners in your region or to join our POGIL Facebook Practitioners page. Contact Marcy Dubroff at the National Office with any questions.  

How do I become a Coordinating Facilitator at a Summer Workshop?

Summer Workshop Coordinating Facilitators are selected each year.  If you would like to be a coordinator, we suggest that you first contact the National Office to find out what is involvedand to let them know of your interest.  You can also email 3-day workshop event coordinators Jen Perot (jen.perot@pogil.org) or Julie Boldizar (julie.boldizar@pogil.org) to let them know of your interest.  You must have served as a facilitator before you can serve as a summer workshop  coordinator.

How do I become a Steering Committee member?

Each year, the POGIL Steering Committee seeks applications for new members.  Applicants should be experienced enough with The POGIL Project to be well informed about the direction of The Project as outlined in the Strategic Plan and be proficient POGIL practitioners in the classroom.  Minimum requirements for applicants are: must have attended an advanced workshop (or the equivalent); have used POGIL activities in the classroom on a regular basis for at least two years; attended at least one POGIL National Meeting in the past three years.  Retirees and administrators are also eligible to apply.  If you want to apply to become a member of the Steering Committee, please email Marcy Dubroff for an application.  

What does the Steering Committee do?  What does the Board do?  How are they different?

The POGIL Steering Committee guides the work of The Project by assuring that the strategic plan is carried out.  There are seven members on the Steering Committee, each with defined responsibilities related to one of the goals of the strategic plan. The members serve a 3-year term, with two members rotating off each year, and new members rotating on at the POGIL National Meeting. There is a long-term chair whose term is undefined.

The POGIL Board of Directors directs the activities of The POGIL Project as a corporate entity, and stands in a fiduciary relationship to the Corporation.  Members of the Board are appointed by the other members of the Board.

If I know someone that I think can help The Project in some way, whom should I contact?

Please feel free to get in touch with Marcy Dubroff to discuss how your contact can help The Project.

Interacting with The POGIL Project

What should I do when I write a grant involving POGIL?

The POGIL Project is always looking to expand and take on new projects. If you are developing a proposal that involves POGIL, or would be interested in speaking with us about potential partnership opportunities with other funders, please contact Marcy Dubroff .

What should I do when I write a paper or give a talk about POGIL?

The POGIL Project wants to know when you are published or giving a scholarly talk!  Please email the details to Marcy Dubroff so she can include it in our growing reference database and our newsletter.

How do I ask to add something to the POGIL website?

Additions/changes to the POGIL website can be requested by emailing Marcy Dubroff.

How do I get permission to use the POGIL logo?

Permission is granted on an individual basis.  Please contact Marcy Dubroff with your request.

How do I donate money to The POGIL Project?

There are two ways to donate.  You can contribute online here or you can mail a check made out to The POGIL Project at P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA  17604-3003. Contributions to The POGIL Project are tax deductible as permissible by law. Contact Marcy Dubroff for more information.

What if my question is not on this list?

If your question is not on this list, please email Marcy Dubroff  and she can add it in!