An informal opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions, try out new activities, and network with other POGIL practitioners. Registration will not be through our website. Please see below on how to RSVP.
BONUS! 3 Washington State STEM clock hours/meeting available.
Cost: There is no cost to simply attend a Summit. If you wish to earn clock hours, there is a fee of $15 per Summit.
When: 9:00 AM to 12:00PM PST
Schedule of 2021-22 Summits:
Topic 1: Transitioning from Pandemic Mode - In-Person September 11 and Virtual October 9
Topic 2: How POGIL Strategies Support Culturally Responsive Teaching -In-Person November 13 and Virtual December 11
Topic 3: How POGIL Strategies Support Complex Instruction - In-Person January 15 and Virtual February 12
Topic 4: How POGIL Strategies Support Ambitious Science Teaching: Creating Phenomena that Work with Existing POGIL Activities - In-Person March 12 and Virtual April 9
In-Person: Brunch meetings to be held at Mare Sullivan's home in Kirkland, WA.
Virtual: Online Zoom meeting - Will work best if you have the free version of the Kami Chrome extension for annotating documents.
Pick and choose the dates you want to attend, or come to all 8!
Anyone interested in process oriented guided inquiry learning is welcome. Bring your peers!
Questions and please RSVP to Mare Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-821-6884 so we can prepare enough food or send the Zoom link, prepare breakout rooms to meet each participant’s personal needs, and send clock hour registration information.
This workshop will introduce teachers to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and will explore the benefits of this approach to active learning in the classroom. Participants will experience a POGIL-based learning environment, analyze activities, understand how guided inquiry is structured in a POGIL classroom, and consider classroom facilitation and other issues related to the implementation of POGIL.
Facilitators: Laura Trout and Wayne Pearson
Tech host: Matt Tarka and Marcy Dubroff
Join our featured presenter, Myron Dueck, and moderator, Kristin Plessel, for a timely discussion on Poverty, Pressure, and Parents: How grading and assessment decisions can make things better…or worse.
Poverty is a reality for countless students and their families, and too often our grading and assessment policies and practices in the classroom further exacerbate the challenges they face.
Many students take on an array of activities and responsibilities from clubs and sports to humanitarian efforts, only to struggle under an immense strain to perform at a top level.
Considering the diversity of our communities of learners, we are forced to consider how grading and assessment routines might be changed to improve the educational outlook for students who live in challenging situations. Explore how changes to traditional grading and assessment structures can help students overcome the hurdles imposed by poverty, the pressure of activities and academics, and other complexities.
Key outcomes include:
For 23 years, Myron Dueck has worked as an educator and administrator. Through his current district position, as well as working with educators around the world, he continues to develop grading, assessment, and reporting systems that give students a greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive, and play a significant role in reporting their learning.
Dueck has been a part of administrative teams, district groups, school committees, and governmental bodies in both Canada and New Zealand sharing his stories, tools, and first-hand experiences that have further broadened his access to innovative ideas. He is the author of the bestselling book Grading Smarter, Not Harder and the new Giving Students a Say.
Cancellation Policy: Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact Julie Boldizar at email@example.com. Registered participants who cancel by October 25, 2021 will receive a refund minus a $5 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 25, 2021.
In this web-based session, facilitators Teresa Bixby and Tina Hanson-Lewis will guide a discussion on implementing equitable grading practices. Bixby (Lewis University) and Hanson-Lewis (California State University, Chico) will help you:
recognize effective feedback strategies for formative assessment,
explore the foundations of equitable grading practices for summative assessment, and
discuss their applications in a POGIL classroom.
Registration for this event is limited to 36 people. Registrants will be sent a Zoom meeting link 2 days prior to the webinar. Please note that the session begins at 7 PM Eastern Time (6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific). The session is scheduled for 75 minutes.
Cancellation Policy: Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact Julie Boldizar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered participants who cancel by November 3, 2021 will receive a refund minus a $5 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after November 3, 2021.
This virtual event is an introductory workshop and is designed for those with limited or no previous exposure to POGIL. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in POGIL activities, observe facilitation strategies firsthand, and learn about POGIL classroom implementation.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
For this workshop, you will need to connect to Zoom via a computer with video and microphone/sound capabilities. Using a smartphone or iPad is not recommended. Technical specifications for participation in this virtual workshop can be found in our Virtual Workshop Policy.
A packet of materials will be sent to you in advance of the workshop to the HOME address you provide during registration if you are located in the continental United States. If you are located outside of the continental United States, electronic materials will be sent to you via email prior to the workshop.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
A $25 administrative fee will be retained for cancellations received by October 29, 2021. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after October 29, 2021.
In this web-based session, facilitators Ashley Mahoney and Kristy Mardis will guide a discussion on belonging and how a sense of belonging impacts success for underserved student populations. Mahoney (Bethel University) and Mardis (Chicago State University) will help you:
Identify barriers to belonging in your classroom
Consider belonging in team formation
Develop 2-3 actions to increase and support a sense of belonging in the POGIL classroom as you rethink teams for the second half of the year
Cancellation Policy: Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact Julie Boldizar at email@example.com. Registered participants who cancel by November 30, 2021 will receive a refund minus a $5 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after November 30, 2021.
A $25 administrative fee will be retained for cancellations received by January 22, 2021. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after January 22, 2021.
A $25 administrative fee will be retained for cancellations received by May 3, 2021. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after May 3, 2021.