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The POGIL Project FAQs

POGIL Teaching Materials

What POGIL activity collections are currently available and how do I access them?

All of the POGIL curriculum materials are listed on the POGIL website on the Educator/Curricular Materials page. Here you will find links to publishers, links to sample activities (if available), and a growing collection of exemplar activities from a variety of disciplines.

How do I obtain feedback on materials I have written?

Instructions for receiving feedback on POGIL activities you have written can be found on the Authoring Materials page. The feedback process is intended for authors who wish to make quality improvements to a small number of activities based on feedback from experienced POGIL practitioners. Feel free to contact Sally Hunnicutt (sshunnic@vcu.edu) if you have additional questions about the feedback process.

If you have a collection of classroom-tested activities that you would like to widely disseminate, you should submit them for The POGIL Project's endorsement. Visit the Educators/Authoring POGIL Materials page for more information or feel free to contact Alex Grushow (grushow@rider.edu) if you have additional questions about the endorsement process.

Workshops

How do I request a workshop organized by The Project?

Please click on the Book A POGIL Workshop button at INSERT LINK HERE.

Can I get access to POGIL workshop materials?

You must be a workshop facilitator to be granted access to workshop materials.  If you have a question about the content of the materials, please email Stacey Wilson at stacey.wilson@pogil.org.

How do I become a workshop facilitator?

In order to be a POGIL facilitator, you must go through a formal facilitator training workshop.  The POGIL Project currently holds an annual facilitator training workshop.  For more information, contact Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org.

How do I proceed if I wish to present a workshop not organized by The Project?  Can I do a workshop or presentation for free to a group that I am affiliated with?

Workshops are typically organized by The POGIL Project, but exceptions may be made for workshops at a conference or professional meeting. 

If you are presenting at a meeting or conference, please contact either Ruth Ferguson at ruth.ferguson@pogil.org or Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org well before the conference dates.  The Project will assist you with materials if possible.   Please give the office staff at least 3-4 weeks to prepare materials. A $25 per person fee for materials is suggested.  Any other workshops that require the use of POGIL materials must be organized through the National Office.

For workshops or presentations to a group you are affiliated with, we suggest that only short presentations (approximately one hour or less) be given for free.  If your group is requesting a full-blown workshop that will require POGIL materials, you should direct them to the National Office.

POGIL Community

How do I contact a subset of POGIL implementers?

A good way to connect with other POGIL implementers is to contact a POGIL regional coordinator. Find your regional coordinator here or contact the National Office at pogil@pogil.org.  

How do I become a Regional Coordinator?

Regional Coordinators are selected each summer at the POGIL National Meeting.  If you would like to be a coordinator, we suggest that you first contact your current regional coordinator to find out what is involved.  You should also let the National Office know of your interest.  You can also email 3-day workshop event coordinators  Ellen Harpel (ellen.harpel@pogil.org) or Julie Boldizar (julie.boldizar@pogil.org) to let them know of your interest.  You must have served as a facilitator in your region before you can serve as a regional coordinator.

How do I become a Steering Committee member?

Each year, the POGIL Steering Committee seeks applications for new members.  Applicants should be experienced enough with The POGIL Project to be well informed about the direction of The Project as outlined in the Strategic Plan and be proficient POGIL practitioners in the classroom.  Minimum requirements for applicants are: must have attended an advanced workshop (or the equivalent); have used POGIL activities in the classroom on a regular basis for at least two years; attended at least one POGIL National Meeting in the past three years.  Retirees and administrators are also eligible to apply.  If you want to apply to become a member of the Steering Committee, please email Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org for an application.  

What does the Steering Committee do?  What does the Board do?  How are they different?

The POGIL Steering Committee guides the work of The Project by assuring that the strategic plan is carried out.  There are nine members on the Steering Committee, each with defined responsibilities related to one of the goals of the strategic plan. The members serve a 3-year term, with three members rotating off each year, and new members rotating on at the POGIL National Meeting.

The POGIL Board of Directors directs the activities of The POGIL Project as a corporate entity, and stands in a fiduciary relationship to the Corporation.  Members of the Board are appointed by the other members of the Board.

If I know someone that I think can help The Project in some way, whom should I contact?

Please feel free to get in touch with Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org to discuss how your contact can help The Project.

Interacting with The POGIL Project

What should I do when I write a grant involving POGIL?

The POGIL Project is always looking to expand and take on new projects. If you are developing a proposal that involves POGIL, or would be interested in speaking with us about potential partnership opportunities with other funders, please contact Britton Miller at britton.miller@pogil.org.

What should I do when I write a paper or give a talk about POGIL?

The POGIL Project wants to know when you are published or giving a scholarly talk!  Please email the details to Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org so she can include it in our growing reference database and our newsletter.

How do I ask to add something to the POGIL website?

Additions/changes to the POGIL website can be requested by emailing Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org

How do I get permission to use the POGIL logo?

Permission is granted on an individual basis.  Please contact Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org with your request.

How do I donate money to The POGIL Project?

There are two ways to donate.  You can contribute online here or you can mail a check made out to The POGIL Project at P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA  17604-3003. Contributions to The POGIL Project are tax deductible as permissible by law. Contact Britton Miller for more information at britton.miller@pogil.org.

What if my question is not on this list?

If your question is not on this list, please email Marcy Dubroff at marcy.dubroff@pogil.org and she can add it in!