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2020 POGIL Writers' Retreat at Seattle Pacific University

  • 13 Jul 2020
  • 8:30 AM (PDT)
  • 16 Jul 2020
  • 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • Seattle, Washington


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Admittance into the 2020 Writers' Retreat will be decided via an Application process. 

Please click here to complete the application form for this Retreat.  Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2020.  Decisions will be made by April 16, 2020 and accepted applicants will be provided with a code to complete their registration.

COVID-19 Virus Update: 

CLICK HERE for up-to-date information relating to POGIL's summer workshops (including the Writers' Retreat) and our cancellation policies, in light of the evolving COVID-19 Virus (coronavirus) situation.

Workshop Description:  The 2020  POGIL Writers' Retreat will provide an opportunity for individuals or small teams to spend focused time on developing, writing, and improving POGIL activities with the mentorship of experienced POGIL author coaches. The 4-day agenda includes workshop sessions focused on activity authoring, feedback sessions, and ample time for writing and interacting with other authors and author coaches. 

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.

The workshop will be held at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA beginning on Monday, July 13 at 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm on Thursday, July 16. Participants who are staying in on-campus housing should plan to arrive on Sunday, July 12 for check in.

Registration Fee:  The registration fee of $600 includes all workshop materials and 4 lunches (Monday-Thursday).  Dinners will be the responsibility of the participant.  A pizza restaurant, Subway and 2 coffee shops are within a 5-10 minute walk from campus.  Other restaurant options are available within a 20-25 minute walk or a 5-10 minute drive or bus ride.

Housing:  On-campus housing for the nights of July 12, 13, 14 & 15 is available for an additional fee of $300.  (Check in on Sunday, July 12.  Check out on Thursday, July 16)  Anticipated on campus housing will be in apartment style residences with a private bedroom, shared bathroom, living room & kitchen. Linens will be provided.  Breakfast on Monday through Thursday is included in the housing fee.

Graduate Credits: For an additional, optional fee of $165, participants can opt to earn 3 graduate quarter credits through Seattle Pacific University.  Registration for the graduate quarter credits will take place during workshop check-in.  A credit card is required.  Additional requirements -  Participants will submit two short activity self-assessments during the retreat. They will also submit a short reflection based on a 5 question prompt.  The reflection is due no later than July 23.

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Harpel at eharpel@pogil.org or 717-358-4589.

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