During the 2015-16 school year, a group of fantastic high school teachers participated in POGIL’s CS4HS (Computer Science for High School) Community of Practice, funded by a grant from the Google Education and University Relations Fund of TIDES Foundation.
Everybody Contributes - Everybody Grows
The group attended three in-person POGIL workshops to receive extensive POGIL training, and participated in monthly Google Hangouts to share experiences and receive community support. The teachers also tested a set of new POGIL-CSP (Computer Science Principles) activities in their classrooms and provided valuable feedback for the authors while practicing their newly-acquired POGIL facilitation skills. Additionally, the Google grant made it possible for two teachers to attend POGIL regional workshops to advance their skills.
We appreciate the time, effort and feedback that the group gave during the year—particularly with already jam-packed schedules. Look for more from this small but mighty computer science cohort as we welcome them into the POGIL community!
Thank You to Our Facilitators, Funders and Friends
Thank you to Tammy Pirmann from the School District of Springfield Township and Clif Kussmaul from Muhlenberg College, who facilitated the workshops and Hangouts and provided support for the CS4HS teachers during the year, and also to Deepa Muralidhar, from the Atlanta Girls' School, who helped facilitate the initial three-day workshop.
We also want to say a special thank-you to Haverford College for hosting our in-person workshops, and to the Google Education and University Relations Fund of TIDES Foundation for their support.
Interested in POGIL-CSP Activities?
For more information about POGIL-CSP, visit the CSPOGIL website. You can also preview the new POGIL-CSP activities in the CSPOGIL Dropbox. If you have questions or are interested in using the activities, please contact Tammy or Clif through the POGIL office: 717-358-4702.