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POGIL Classrooms

POGIL classrooms vary widely. Some have tables, others have only chairs. Some are easy to rearrange, others have fixed layouts. Some hold 10-20 students, others have 100s. Some have blackboards, computers, projectors, or other forms of technology.

POGIL can be used in almost any classroom, with any number of students, but the classroom size, layout, and resources do affect how POGIL is implemented. These pages describe a variety of classrooms that are used for POGIL.

Classroom Tracker Items

Title Description (SII)LastModif
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Strengths
    • Electrical power available for laptops and other equipment.
    • Tables sized for pairs to sit side by side, and for groups of 4 to discuss.
    • Sufficient space to move from group to group.
  • Improvements
    • Fixed tables can limit flexibility.
    • Consider ways to make it easier for 2+ people to see the same screen - external monitors, multiple projectors, etc.
  • Insights

 

18/09/06
VRS Engineering College, Vijayawada, AP, India
  • Strengths
    • Ample space for teams & facilitators to move around.
    • Ready access to computers when needed.
    • Some flexibility to move tables & chairs around.
  • Improvements
    • Not all teams have tables - some have to work in a circle of chairs.
    • Tables may be somewhat too big for teams to collaborate.
  • Insights

 

18/09/06
Springfield Township HS, Springfield Township, PA, USA
  • Strengths
    • tables & chairs can be moved as needed
  • Improvements
    • limited board space for teams or facilitator to work
  • Insights

 

18/09/06
Muhlenberg College (Tr 140), Allentown, PA, USA
  • Strengths
    • Tables are easy to move and rearrange depending on # and size of teams.
    • Chalkboards on 3 ways provide ample space for teams to work.
  • Improvements
  • Insights

 

18/09/06
Muhlenberg College (Tr 130), Allentown, PA, USA
  • Strengths
    • wifi & clicker system available
    • largest classroom on campus
    • good sight lines - easy for everyone to see front of room,
      and for facilitator to see all students
  • Improvements
    • use teams of 2-3 sitting together since seating is fixed
    • have teams sit near aisles, or leave some rows empty,
      so facilitator can circulate more easily
  • Insights
    • even a lecture-oriented classroom can be adapted for teamwork, with planning

 

18/09/06
Muhlenberg College (Tr 048), Allentown, PA, USA
  • Strengths
    • desks/tables provide ample work room
    • chairs can turn around to face team members
    • wifi, outlets, & computers are available, so that one team can use 2+ computers (e.g. activity & code)
    • center aisle lets facilitator reach most teams
  • Improvements
    • more space between tables would make it easier for facilitator to circulate
  • Insights
    • where the facilitator stands (e.g. sides rather than front) affects visibility by team members

 

18/09/06
Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, PA, USA
  • Strengths
    • same room can be used for lecture, activities, labs, lab activities
    • tables & chairs can be moved (lab equipment, not so much)
  • Improvements
    • somewhat too crowded for teams & facilitators to work effectively
    • lab tables slightly too big for teams to collaborate effectively
  • Insights

 

18/09/06
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA
  • Strengths
  • Improvements
  • Insights
18/09/06

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Contributors to this page: Clif Kussmaul .
Page last modified on Thu September 06, 2018 11:46:11 EDT by Clif Kussmaul. (Version 5)