If you'd like to watch the entire POGIL video from back to school night, there is a Google Drive link at the bottom of this section prior to the "POGIL Information" section.
The video begins with an intro to POGIL, followed by outlining what students & teachers do in a POGIL classroom, and finishing with some teacher perspectives on the POGIL method. Please know that POGIL is often administer differently in each classroom, so my room has some differences, though the idea is the same. The document that follows the video will outline for you some of what is different in my classroom. It is on this page under the heading "POGIL Information". Thank you for watching and thank you for being at Back to School Night!
What is a Student to do in a POGIL Classroom?
In the video, you will see how students are working in a POGIL classroom. You’ll notice that a group sits together to work through an activity. As they work, they rotate papers. This allows all the students to make sure they are staying together. Nobody gets ahead or behind.
You’ll also see how students have individual jobs that contribute to the success of their group. They are all working together to learn a chemistry topic. However, their jobs are designed to help teach them important process skills that are useful in everyday life. These skills could include: information processing, critical & analytical thinking, problem solving, time management, communication, ability to assess their own learning, teamwork, etc. These kinds of skills are important in life beyond chemistry. A POGIL classroom values these skills. A POGIL classroom’s goal is that that students walk away with a better understanding of these skills and knowledge in attaining these skills.
Jobs will vary depending on the POGIL teacher. I do not use the exact same jobs you see in the video, however I use similar jobs. Reference the document posted below in the "POGIL Information" section.
What’s is a Teacher to do in a POGIL Classroom?
Even though a POGIL classroom isn’t a traditional classroom, it is very important to realize that the POGIL classroom doesn’t work without the teacher. The video shows an example of how a teacher participates in the a POGIL lesson. Each teacher adapts the POGIL method slightly differently, so below I’ve outlined how some of what you’ll see in the video as either the same/different to how POGIL is done in my room. Reference the document posted below in the "POGIL Information" section.