INTRODUCING POGIL TO PEERS
Knowles Senior Fellow Jeffrey Spencer was introduced to POGIL™ (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) through the Knowles Teaching Fellowship. Inspired by the Fellowship’s focus on teacher leadership, Jeff received a grant from the Knowles Teacher Initiative for he and a colleague to attend a POGIL™ Facilitator Training Workshop. After attending the workshop, the two presented the basic tenets of POGIL and how they use it in the classroom to 11 teachers at their school–Vista Peak Preparatory in Aurora, Colorado. Following the session, all of the chemistry and biology teachers at the school began using POGIL in their classrooms.