Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

  • Overview

    • Title
      2017 POGIL Southern Regional Workshop
    • Type
    • When
      Mon 07/17/17 12:00 PM –
      Wed 07/19/17 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. (Please note: The Lab track is NOT available at this workshop location. The North Central, Northeast, and Northwest Regions will have this track available.)

      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.

      Please note: The lab track is NOT available at this location. The North Central, Northeast and Northwest Regions will have this track available.

      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.
  • General

  • Registration

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

    • Housing Provided
    • Housing Fee
    • Building Name
      Centennial Place
    • Address
      Location B-6 on the campus map
    • Details

      You will be staying in a six bedroom apartment with your own private bedroom. You will be sharing 2 bathrooms that each include a shower, vanity sink and toilet, as well as a common area living room and kitchenette.

      High speed internet WIFI is available and linens will be provided.

      The housing fee includes on-campus accommodations for the nights of July 17th and 18th 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 Monday, July 17th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the front desk in Centennial Place, location B-6 on the campus map.

      The workshop will begin at Noon with a lunch and plenary session in Memphis A/B located in The University Center, location G11 on the campus map.

    • Housing Parking Info

      For those of you that are staying in the Residence Hall, parking is available to you at the cost of $2 per day. If you request this option when you register for this workshop, your name and contact information will be sent to The University of Memphis and you will be sent information on how to purchase this parking pass directly with them. This option is only available to those participants staying in the housing. This parking is available in Resident Gated Access parking lot 29 located at the corner of Norriswood and Patterson. The lot is located on the south side of Centennial Place, location B-6 on the campus map.

      For those of you who are commuting to the workshop, please see the parking information below under the "Meeting Room" information.

  • Meeting Room

    • Street Address
      Location G11 on the campus map
    • Building Name
      The University Center
    • Room Name
      Memphis AB-304
    • Parking Info

      For those of you who are commuting to the workshop, parking passes to park in the Zach Curlin garage are available at a cost of $5 per day if the fee is paid prior to the workshop. If you requested parking when you registered, a separate invoice of $15 will be sent to you prior to the workshop to cover this parking fee. If the parking pass is paid for prior to the workshop, it will be distributed to you at check-in. If you opt not to make this payment for a parking pass prior to the workshop, the cost to park in the Zach Curlin garage is $3 per hour or a maximum of $15 per day. This payment can be made directly with the garage using a credit card only. The address for the parking garage is 505 Zach Curlin St, Memphis, TN 38111 or location I-11 on the campus map.