The 11th Hour: Lesson Planning and Class Time ManagementWednesday August 22, 201210am-12pm242 Asmundson Hall, Big Jack Hanna Conference Room
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In this session, you will learn to develop lesson plans for lectures, interactive discussions, in-class assignments, small group work, etc. What are the benefits/disadvantages of each kind of lesson plan? How do you use the most of 110 minutes? What particular elements should be within the lecture? How do you get students to prepare beforehand? We will discuss differences in curriculum (summer session vs. the quarter), give tools to plan for class time, and discuss how to implement your syllabus. We will also learn how to set up reasonable expectations of students’ time. Light refreshments provided.

ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information with access to lesson plans and education literature to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

POGIL: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

What is POGIL:
  • POGIL uses guided inquiry – a learning cycle of exploration, concept invention and application is the basis for many of the carefully designed materials that students use to guide them to construct new knowledge. POGIL is a student-centered strategy; students work in small groups with individual roles to ensure that all students are fully engaged in the learning process.
  • POGIL activities focus on core concepts and encourage a deep understanding of the course material while developing higher-order thinking skills. POGIL develops process skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication through cooperation and reflection, helping students become lifelong learners and preparing them to be more competitive in a global market.
  • POGIL is a classroom and laboratory technique that seeks to simultaneously teach content and key process skills such as the ability to think analytically and work effectively as part of a collaborative team.

Visit the website to find out more, see a POGIL classroom in action and read more about the effectiveness of POGIL.

Lesson Plan Templates and Examples

Workshop Powerpoint