Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

  • Overview

    • Title
      2017 POGIL Northwest Regional Workshop
    • Type
    • When
      Tue 07/25/17 12:00 PM –
      Thu 07/27/17 3:15 PM
    • Description
      The POGIL Project's 3-day Regional Workshops provide instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with a significant opportunity to obtain professional development and to gain new insights into teaching and learning.

      On the first day of the workshop, those who are new to POGIL will attend a Fundamentals of POGIL session while those participants who have previously attended a POGIL workshop will attend two new sessions of universal application. The start of the second day will expose all participants to POGIL activity structure and facilitation in a POGIL classroom. For the remainder of the workshop, participants will follow a series of sessions focused on their chosen interest area - Activity Writing, Classroom Facilitation, or Implementing POGIL in the Lab.

      This track is designed for experienced POGIL practitioners who are ready to write their own POGIL activities. Participants will review facilitation practices to help them understand how a well-written activity will help to provide good facilitation. They will also learn the key elements of writing POGIL activities, including model development. They then will put into practice those skills by improving and refining guided inquiry activities that they will write or have written. There will be writing coaches to help and give feedback in this process.

      This track is designed for new and experienced POGIL practitioners who are interested in refining their classroom facilitation skills. Participants will review the POGIL activity structure, which allows them to better learn the key elements of facilitating a POGIL activity. Creative reporting out ideas and student engagement strategies will be identified. There will be opportunities to be part of a "fishbowl", which will help improve and refine facilitation skills through the recreation of a POGIL classroom, facilitating activities, being observed and then getting feedback and suggestions on that experience.

      This track is designed for those who are interested in learning how to implement guided inquiry into STEM laboratory courses. Participants will conduct actual experiments from the student's perspective in 3 out of 6 sessions. They will discuss the unique benefits and challenges of using guided inquiry for teaching Lab classes. There will also be opportunities to begin writing guided inquiry experiments with coaches to help and give feedback in this process.
      All workshop attendees will participate in informative poster and plenary sessions. Click here for a description of session offerings and a sample agenda:

      While the workshop focus is on STEM disciplines, attendees from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

      WORKSHOP COST: Workshop fee is $415 (includes registration materials, lunches and dinners). On-campus housing (optional) for 2 nights is available for an additional $150 and includes accompanying breakfasts.

      TO REGISTER: Please click on the gray register button to the left of the screen. Space is limited and registration will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.

      PLEASE NOTE: Lewis & Clark College requires that each participant provide emergency contact information. Please complete the Emergency contact form that can be found at the following link within 2 weeks of registering for this event:


      Participants will not be able to attend the workshop unless this information is completed prior to the workshop.

  • General

  • Registration

    • Registration Close Date
    • Registration Limit
    • Payment Required
    • Payment Amount
    • Private
  • Housing

    • Housing Provided
    • Housing Fee
    • Building Name
      Roberts or East Residence Hall
    • Address
      Building 44 or 42 on the campus map
    • Details

      Anticipated housing is in East Hall or Roberts Hall. These residence halls provide suite-style housing where participants have their own private bedroom with shared bath facilities and a common living room. The kitchen contains a refrigerator, electric stove top, microwave and sink. Note: The kitchen does not come stocked.

      Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, dresser, desk and chair. Linens are provided and include sheets, a blanket, a pillow with a case, towel, hand towel, wash cloth, shampoo, conditioner, soap and a cup. Participants are encouraged to bring personal toiletries and additional towels or blankets if needed.

      The housing fee includes on-campus accommodations for the nights of July 25th and 26th and two accompanying breakfasts.

      PLEASE NOTE: Housing is provided only for workshop participants. If you need family housing and/or additional nights prior to or following the workshop, you will need to make your own off-campus arrangements.

    • Check-In Info

      Check in for ALL participants will take place on Tuesday, July 25th from 9:00 a.m.to Noon at East Hall, building 42 on the campus map.

      The workshop will begin at Noon with a lunch and plenary session in the Stamm Dining Room located in the Templeton Campus Center, building 36 on the campus map.

    • Housing Parking Info


  • Meeting Room

    • Building Name
    • Room Name
      Stamm Dining Room
    • Parking Info