The NSF IUSE IntroCS-POGIL Project studies how faculty implement Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in introductory computer science (IntroCS) courses. Our primary goal is to understand factors that most influence faculty to adopt POGIL and how the degree of implementation affects student learning and engagement. A secondary goal is to make it significantly easier to adopt POGIL by disseminating high quality instructional resources and enhancing current professional development practices.
The IntroCS POGIL Project is currently recruiting participants for 2021-2022. Participants must be US college (including community college) faculty who expect to teach CS 1 with Java or Python in 2021-22 and can attend a multi-day POGIL workshop during July 2021. Participants will receive stipends to attend summer training, implement POGIL activities in their courses, work with a mentor while implementing activities their first term, and help with data collection.
To apply, please fill out this application form.
To participate, you must:
See the IntroCS Participant Expectations page for more information about joining the project.
Throughout the project: Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications at your institution (the IntroCS POGIL project will provide templates and support).
Phase 1: Attend multiple POGIL virtual summer workshops in mid-July, 2021. Most days will run 1-4 pm ET. Workshop registations will be reimbursed.
Phase 2: Implement POGIL in at least one IntroCS class with support from a mentor, and collect data.
Phase 3: Continue to implement POGIL in classes, collect data, and share results.