Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

  • Overview

    • Title
      2017 POGIL Southwest Regional Workshop
    • Type
    • When
      Wed 07/12/17 12:00 PM –
      Fri 07/14/17 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
      John Lord Knight Apartment
    • Address
      Buidling 57 on the campus map.
    • Details

      Participants will be staying in an apartment style residency with a private bedroom. A separate sink, shower and toilet for each apartment will be shared by no more than three individuals.

      Each apartment is also equipped with coffee pots, coffee supplies, a fan and alarm clock for each bedroom, hangers and internet service in the individual rooms. All beds are in extra long twin sizes.

      You will be provided with a linen package that contains the following: top and bottom sheet, pillowcase, two bath towels, one pillow and one blanket.

      The housing fee includes on-campus accommodations for the nights of July 12th and 13th 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.

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    • Housing Parking Info


  • Meeting Room

    • Street Address
      Building 51 on the campus map.
    • Building Name
      Bemis Hall
    • Room Name
      Bemis Great Hall
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