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POGIL eLearning Events

Check the calendar for more information on all of these 2021-2022 events.

eSeries and Webinar Events

All eSeries begin at 7 PM Eastern time



Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7-8:15 PM Eastern

eSeries:  Learning Objectives in POGIL Classrooms

Joyce Easter (Virginia Wesleyan University) and Susan Richardson (The POGIL Project) 

Facilitators Joyce Easter (Virginia Wesleyan University) and Susan Richardson (The POGIL Project) will guide participant teams as they consider the central importance of learning objectives in POGIL classrooms. In this virtual session, participants will work together to: 

  • Identify key characteristics of quality learning objectives.

  • Strategize the use of quality learning objectives in communicating expectations, creating appropriate assessments, and selecting instructional activities.

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7-8:15 PM Eastern

eSeries:  POGIL in the Laboratory - Changing Cookbook to Inquiry

Brandon Fetterly (University of Wisconsin - Platteville), Sally Hunnicutt (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Tim Herzog (Weber State University)

Facilitators will guide participants through the process of converting a cookbook lab to one that has greater inquiry.

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7-8:15 PM Eastern

eSeries: Developing Robust Models for POGIL Activities

FREE!  Our holiday gift to you!
Laura Trout (Lancaster Country Day School) and Michael Garoutte (Missouri Southern State University) 

In this session, facilitators will discuss the characteristics of a Robust Model, and work through several examples of making a not-so- robust model into something that can be used in a POGIL activity. 

Monday, January 23, 2023, 7-8:15 PM Eastern

eSeries: Mini-POGIL Experience

Ruthanne Paradise, University of Massachusetts and Santiago Toledo, American University

In this web-based session, our facilitators will introduce you to the benefits of using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in your classroom including the roles used in POGIL classrooms; the Learning Cycle and how it applies to POGIL activities; and the process skills students develop in a POGIL classroom.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 7-8:15 PM Eastern

Writing for Inquiry

Tricia Shepherd, University of Pittsburgh and Kristi Deaver, Ankeny Community School District

Most educators have a lot of practice writing questions to assess student knowledge, but writing questions that guide students toward the invention of a concept is one of the most challenging elements of creating a quality POGIL Activity. In this session, facilitators Kristi Deaver (Ankeny Centennial High School) and Tricia Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh) will provide writing tips and insights based on their experiences as both author and author coach. Participants will work in teams through examples illustrating the process of writing questions that guide students to construct meaning through exploration, concept invention and application.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 7-8:15 PM Eastern

Inclusion and Belonging

Laura Parmentier, Beloit College; Sidney Boquiren, Adelphi University; Mario Nakazawa, Berea College; Kristy Mardis, Chicago State University; and Caroline Lehman, Head Royce School (retd.)

As POGIL practitioners, we strive to maintain a firm commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. In this session, POGIL practitioners from across various disciplines and levels of teaching will facilitate a discussion among participants using examples from lived experiences that provide opportunity to explore the nuances and complexities of DEIB challenges we face in the classroom. Facilitators Sidney Boquiren (Adelphi University), Caroline Lehman (Head Royce School), Kristi Mardis (Chicago State University), Mario Nakazawa (Berea College), and Laura Parmentier (Beloit College) will introduce resources that can be of support and assistance.

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