|WHS Juice Bar Open During A and B Lunch|
Some had the opportunity to explore new classroom configurations in a few of our classrooms piloting new seating options from Steelcase.
|Steelcase Nodes Piloted|
Others got a taste for guided inquiry using POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)
"POGIL is a learning cycle of exploration, concept invention and application... to guide students to construct new knowledge."This student-centered strategy is the basis for Denise DeMartino's Organic Chemistry classes this year. And all Chemistry classes are incorporating at least 2-3 POGIL lessons into each 9 week grading period.
Denise cleverly shared the 4 student roles (e.g. Spokesperson, Facilitator, Quality Control, and Process Analyst) for this student-centered interactive process of refining one's understanding and developing one's skills using the Tellagami app:
For more information on POGIL and discovery-based teams, visit this video. And check back regularly this year to the WIFI blog for more updates on our 1:1 iPad implementation.