MnSCU Partnership > Partnership Workshops > Mankato Workshop, April 2009

Spring PKAL Workshop Series - Bridging Disciplines

Go Green = Renew + Energy →Power of Engagement →
G2 = (R+E)ENgagment
Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN

WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Due to low registration, the workshop has been postponed to the fall. Please watch here for a new date!

This workshop is designed for high school teachers and college faculty to examine Pedagogies of Engagement which are useful in courses that examine various aspects of energy. Featured pedagogies are POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning), Case Studies, and Problem-Based Learning. You will have time and space to work on collaborative projects for use in your classroom.

Registration, Directions, Hotel Information


If you teach an energy concept or your course or program is centered on an energy source, please attend! We extend a special invitation to local technology, science, and math high school teachers that wish to work more closely with their college and university partners. We encourage MnSCU institutions to bring teams of faculty and administrators.


  • Introduce Pedagogies of Engagement to high school teachers and college faculty, especially those that teach courses concerning energy

  • Discover opportunities for collaboration

  • Examine Pedagogies of Engagement that can be used to study various aspects of energy

    • POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)
  • Create a learning activity using a Pedagogy of Engagement


Friday, May 1, 2009
4:00 Registration and Refreshments

4:30 Introduction to PKAL and Pedagogies of Engagement

5:30 Poster Session Highlighting Renewable Energy Projects, Tour of Ford Hall (new chemistry building)

6:30 Dinner with Table Discussions

7:30 Pedaogy Showcase: POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Introduction to the PKAL SERC website

9:00 Pedagogy Showcase: Thermodynamics

10:00 Fishbowl: Real-World Problmes in the Lecture

11:00 Development and Collaboration Time: Create a learning activity/module for your course that uses a Pedagogy of Engagement


NSF Grant - Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Continue Work Session

2:15 Report Out on Classroom Activities

3:00 K-12 to Postsecondary Transition Discussion

3:45 Closing Remarks and Next Steps