The workshop will be led by Clif Kussmaul, PhD, who has used POGIL for 10 years and led workshops on POGIL and other topics around the world.
POGIL is an approach to teaching and learning in which students work in teams to discover key ideas and practice important skills. As a result, POGIL increases student engagement, learning, and retention. POGIL practices can also be adapted for other contexts.
For example, POGIL includes practices for self-managing teams, interactions between teams, and whole class discussions. The workshop will use POGIL practices to help teachers learn how POGIL works, as well as how and why students learn better when they interact and construct understanding.
POGIL was originally developed for chemistry, but is now used across a wide range of subjects.