Are you ready to take your classroom to the next level? The POGIL Project's 3-day summer workshop provides instructors at all levels with a significant opportunity to obtain professional development in teaching and active learning. The POGIL approach is an innovative method that has equipped thousands of educators with the tools to provide high-quality, active learning experiences for their students. Participants in this workshop will be immersed in the concepts that make POGIL unique, and ultimately bring back skills to their institutions that have been proven to help students work more productively, increase their mastery and retention of key concepts, and improve their academic and interpersonal process skills.
On the first day of the workshop, those who are new to POGIL will attend a Fundamentals of POGIL session while those participants who have previously attended a POGIL workshop will attend two general sessions of universal application (such as Team Formation, Intro to Labs, Best Practices, etc). The start of the second day will expose all participants to Activity Structure and Modeling a POGIL Clasroom. For the remainder of the workshop, participants will follow a series of sessions focused on their chosen interest area - Activity Writing, Classroom Facilitation, or POGIL in the Laboratory. To find out which track is right for you, click on the track description below:
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All workshop attendees will also participate in informative poster and plenary sessions. Click here for a description of session offerings and a sample agenda: Session Description & Sample Agenda
While the workshop focus is on STEM disciplines, POGIL methodology is widely applicable and attendees from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
Workshop fee, which includes registration, materials, lunches and dinners, is $550. Early birds who register by March 31 pay only $500. On campus housing (optional) for 2 nights is available for an additional $250 and includes accompanying breakfasts.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: March 31, 2024
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 21, 2024
GRADUATE CREDIT (OPTIONAL)
The POGIL Project has partnered with Colorado School of Mines (CSM) to offer one graduate credit for full attendance at the 3-day workshop at Washington University in St. Louis. This credit will be available to participants for an additional $100. Enrollment and payment collection will take place during the workshop check-in.
A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals who meet the following criteria:
1. Be a K-12 teacher who teaches in a rural county within the United States or its territories OR be a K-12 teacher in a school with at least a 70% minoritized student population OR be an educator at a Historically Black College or University, Hispanic Serving Institution, or Tribal College.
2. Have limited or no access to professional development funds.
3. Have a commitment to student-centered learning.
Selections will be based on meeting eligibility criteria and demonstrating a commitment to student-centered learning. For details on this scholarship opportunity and how to apply, please click on the following link: