Coming September 2021 - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning - POGIL
Wednesday, 9/1/2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TBD (Blue Box Experimental Classroom Althouse Lab, University Park)

Rescheduled to September 2021- Dates and location will be posted Fall 2021


Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)® is an instructional strategy that provides opportunities to teach both content and key process skills at the same time. POGIL classrooms and labs consist of any number of students working on specially designed materials in small, self-managed groups.  

At this workshop you will:

 •  Experience the POGIL® approach while exploring the components of our thoughtfully designed activities

•  Discover ways to nurture the development of key process skills while continuing to meet rigorous academic standards

•  Address key points of successful classroom facilitation and facilitation of group work by students

Workshop Facilitators:

Clif Kussmaul POGIL faclitator



Clif Kussmaul is Principal Consultant at Green Mango Associates, LLC, focusing on educational and software consulting. Formerly he was Associate Professor of Computer Science at Muhlenberg College, and Principal Consultant at Elegance Technologies, Inc




Steve Gravelle POGIL facilitator



Steven Gravelle is Associate Professor of chemistry at Saint Vincent College, where he has been teaching since 1991. His teaching load is devoted mainly to courses for science, engineering and math majors, but he also teaches a course on Climate Change (Energy and Climate Change) for non-science majors.




The 1-day Introductory POGIL® Workshop will be offered:

Date to Be Announced

9 AM - 4 PM

Penn State University Blue Box Experimental Classroom Althouse Lab

There is no cost for this workshop. It is co-sponsored by The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and the College of Information Science and Technology.

Registration is required and space is limited.

(Lunch will be provided)