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Spring 2019 POGIL e-Series: OPTIC - Observation Protocol for Teaching in Interactive Classrooms

  • 13 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom online meeting - information to be provided to registrants


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In this web-based session, facilitators Urik Halliday (Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center - Chicago, IL) and Shannon Wachowski (University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY) will introduce you to the basics of using the OPTIC tool in a classroom.  OPTIC is an observation tool for:

  • the coaching and mentoring of practitioners
  • experienced practitioners to obtain feedback on their facilitating
  • administrators to aid in the evaluation of faculty who participate in POGIL teaching styles
  • the documentation of collaborative learning in a POGIL classroom
NOTE:  OPTIC is a whole classroom observation instrument.  OPTIC is not an observation tool for individual learning teams.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • distinguish between different OPTIC codes
  • examine and interpret the meaning of the OPTIC Facilitator Actions Codes and the Interaction Codes
  • use the OPTIC tool while watching a video of a POGIL classroom
  • use a pre/post observation discussion tool

Registration for this event is limited to 28 people.  Registrants will be sent a Zoom meeting invitation approximately 1 week prior to the webinar.  Please note that the session begins at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.  The session is scheduled for 90 minutes but the facilitators will remain available to answer questions at the completion of the session.

Cancellation Policy:  Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact Julie Boldizar at julie.boldizar@pogil.org.  Registered participants who cancel by March 6, 2019 will receive a refund minus a $5 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after March 6, 2019.
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