The POGIL Project
PNM 2024 Strategic Teams
As part of the application to attend the 2024 POGIL National Meeting, applicants are asked to indicate their choice of strategic teams to work with during the meeting. These teams will be configured before the PNM and may start meeting in the months leading up to our time at Washington Univeristy. Below is a list of the teams.
Large Enrollment Adoptions and Implementation
This team’s charge is to create and execute a plan for generating materials to support adoption and implementation in large enrollment classes, specifically focusing on Gen Chem I and II classes of at least 200 students, based largely upon implementation needs that have been previously identified. Short-term outcomes may include determining and implementing appropriate strategies and materials that address issues unique to large classroom adoption and implementation. SP3: Goals 1A and 2E
This team’s charge is to establish an online resource that provides a wide range of approaches and strategies (with examples) for evaluation (grading) and classroom facilitation in POGIL/student-centered classrooms that includes evidence or theory for how the strategy supports success for all students. Short-term outcomes may include determining a structure and plan for curation of this online resource, soliciting existing approaches from POGIL practitioners, and completing an initial review of existing literature/best practices SP3: Goal 1E
Advanced Practitioner Experience
This team’s charge is the creation of new opportunities to allow advanced practitioners to enhance their facilitation skills at a master level. These opportunities will include the creation of a Master Facilitation Workshop consisting of nine sessions (to be piloted in 2024) and a Leadership/DEIB Workshop consisting of three or four sessions (to be piloted in 2025). SP3: Goal 2A
Supporting Inclusivity: Removing Barriers to Professional Development
This team’s charge is to create lower-cost, shorter professional development opportunities that encourage new practitioners to deepen their practice. Short-term outcomes include the reworking of at least two of The Project’s existing sessions (one from writing and one from classroom facilitation) into short free-standing virtual and/or in person experiences to pair with a mini-POGIL experience and to be marketed as professional development opportunities at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. SP3: Goal 2B
Supporting Inclusivity: POGIL Learning Community to Support Historically Marginalized Groups (HMG)
This team’s charge is to establish a POGIL learning community that supports practitioners drawn from current historically marginalized POGIL community members as well as those who serve HMG learners; this team will also identify barriers to implementation and facilitation, and will provide insights for successful future learning community creation. Short-term outcomes include identifying 15-30 HMG faculty members (both secondary and post-secondary) in the POGIL community to create a learning community that meets twice a semester. SP3: Goal 2C
Supporting Inclusivity: Developing Learning Ecosystem for HMG in key areas
This team’s charge is to begin planning and building location-specific (e.g. Chicago, Atlanta) ecosystems/learning communities that provide sustained and focused outreach/workshops for secondary and post-secondary instructors and administrators. Short-term outcomes include holding one or more introductory POGIL events at carefully selected sites, and creating a strategy to continue this practice for the next two years. SP3: Goal 2C
Evaluating the Impact of POGIL Professional Development
The team’s charge is to define and implement an analysis that uses current workshop data (such as attendance) and determines rates of additional attendance at POGIL sessions and/or adoptions. This team will also identify impacts the workshops have beyond adoption and implementation; design data collection strategy to count and/or quantify these impacts. Short-term outcomes include assembling data gathered at workshops and other professional development events, and information about adoptions and implementers to gauge measures of workshop success. Additionally, this team will identify a new set of workshop exit survey questions to generate data about a broad range of impacts and identify implementation strategies to increase response to this survey. SP3: Goal 2D
This team’s charge is to produce videos of POGIL being facilitated in a large classroom that can be uploaded to the POGIL website as well as to Kendall Hunt’s POGIL product pages. Short-term outcomes include using existing video, adding dubbed narrative to create video content, and determining if additional footage is needed. SP3: Goal 2E
- Supporting Inclusivity: DEIB Principles
This team’s charge is to incorporate DEIB principles throughout POGIL workshops. Short-term outcomes include identifying workshops and/ or other opportunities in which to embed DEIB concepts and principles. SP3: Goal 3A
Other Committees Meeting at PNM
These established teams will also be meeting at The POGIL National Meeting. If you would like to learn more about their activities or get involved, please contact the task force chairs listed below.
- POGIL Activity Clearinghouse - Caryl Fish and Sean Garrett-Roe
- NCAPP Planning Committee - Kristi Deaver and Wayne Pearson
- Networks - Jennifer Larson and Kimberly Stieglitz
If you would like to see our recent Town Hall Video introducing viewers to the strategic team work that will happen at PNM, please visit this LINK.
If you would like a guide for how current working groups map to the new strategic teams, here is an image of how we anticipate current work translating to SP3 work.