The Writers' Retreat


New this year, we are offering two tracks:  

Writing Track - provides an opportunity for individuals or small teams to spend focused time on developing, writing, and improving POGIL activities with the mentorship of experienced POGI author coaches. The agenda includes workshop sessions focused on activity authoring, feedback, and ample time for writing and interacting with other authors and author coaches.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of POGIL, Activity Writing, PAC Training


Advanced Writing Track - provides a brief review of the characteristics of POGIL activities and lots of focused writing time. Advanced participants will be asked to identify the critical aspects of their activity writing that they wish to improve (e.g. incorporating process skills, writing extension questions, etc.) so that we can provide specific and useful information and feedback.

Prerequisites: Participants who have significant writing experience and/or have attended a previous Writers' Retreat and PAC Training
For more information, contact Jen Perot.

Who Should Apply?

The retreat is appropriate for authors in all content areas at both post-secondary and K-12 levels.  If you have an interest in authoring high-quality POGIL activities, if you have already authored activities and would like to refine them, or if you are getting activities ready to submit for endorsement, the POGIL Writers' Retreat is a great opportunity for you to get feedback from colleagues and author coaches.

Both individuals and writing teams may apply to the Writers' Retreat. Teams of 2-4 writers accepted to the Writers' Retreat will receive a group discount. A team can be either individuals from the same institution or writers from different institutions who plan on co-authoring activities.


Application deadline is March 31, 2024
Writers' Retreat Details

The Writers' Retreat will take place July 8-11, 2024 at Washington University in St. Louis.

What it Costs

Workshop Fee:  The workshop fee includes registration and materials. If attending as part of a team, the workshop registration fee is offered at a reduced rate.

Registration: $525 Individual / $475 for a team participant (includes all workshop materials and 4 lunches). DInner is responsibility of participant.
On-campus Housing: $325 (includes 4 nights and breakfasts)
Parking Pass: $40