I wanted to share an email from POGIL.org that I received yesterday.

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in the Classroom and Laboratory:
NSF Sponsored Workshops (DUE-0618746, 0618758, 0618800)

3-Day Workshops In Your Region:
Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
3-Day Workshop
Thursday, June 11th – Saturday, June 13th
Information and Online Application at: http://new.pogil.org/events/GVSU7.php

University of Wisconsin (Platteville, WI)
3-Day Workshop Including Science Writing Heuristic
Thursday, July 30th – Saturday, August 1st
The NSF CCLI Program (DUE-0618708) is providing support for this event.
Information and Online Application at:http://new.pogil.org/events/UWPlatteville1.php

There is a $35 administrative fee, payable by each attendee following acceptance to all workshops.  Meals and lodging are included.

3-Day Workshops In Other Regions:

Salve Regina University (Newport, RI)
3-Day Workshop
Thursday, June 18th – Saturday, June 20th
Information and Online Application at:http://new.pogil.org/events/SalveRegina1.php

Linfield College (McMinnville, OR)
3-Day Laboratory Workshop
Monday, June 29th – Wednesday, July 1st
Information and Online Application at:http://new.pogil.org/events/Linfield4.php

Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT)
3-Day Workshop
Thursday, July 9th – Saturday, July 11th
Information and Online Application at:http://new.pogil.org/events/Westminster1.php

POGIL Southeast Regional Meeting at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
3-Day Workshop
Monday, July 27th – Wednesday, July 29th
Information and Online Application at: http://www.pogil.org/events/SE_Regional_Mtg3.php

There is a $35 administrative fee, payable by each attendee following acceptance to all workshops.  Meals and lodging are included.

3-Day POGIL Workshop Description
The three-day POGIL workshop provides an opportunity for faculty with diverse backgrounds and experiences to learn more about POGIL and its implementation.  The workshop is designed, through a combination of parallel and plenary sessions, to be valuable to a full range of interested people – from those with little or no prior experience with POGIL to those who are experienced POGIL implementers and everyone in between.  Participants with relatively little experience or knowledge of POGIL will learn the basics of POGIL pedagogy and philosophy, including an introduction to classroom facilitation and activity structure and design.  More experienced participants will have opportunities to improve their facilitation and activity-writing skills.  Those participating in the three-day laboratory workshop will focus exclusively on implementing POGIL in the laboratory.

Typical workshop components include:
*POGIL pedagogy and philosophy
*POGIL classroom simulations
*Designing and writing POGIL activities
*Facilitating POGIL in the classroom
*POGIL laboratory approach

To as great an extent as possible, the workshop will be tailored to the interests and needs of the attendees.  Examples of possible additional topics include:

*Discussing specific materials for specific courses
*Addressing specific issues from past attempts to facilitate POGIL
*Overcoming barriers to implementation
*Training and supervising teaching assistants
*Implementing in large classrooms
*Integrating process skills into a classroom / written activity
*Providing opportunities for peer review of written activities
Support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program under grants DUE – 0618746, 0618758 and 0618800.

To learn more about POGIL and the POGIL Project, please visit the POGIL website (http://www.pogil.org)

I wanted to go the workshop in MI, but I will still be in school thanks to all of the winter weather (and hurricane winds) we’ve had this year.  However,  I am trying to talk my wife into letting me go to Rhode Island.

Have you ever been to a three day POGIL workshop? If so, how was it?

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