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STEM Educators Learn New Data-Collection Skills During Vernier's Fall Workshop Series

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Free 4-hour workshops provide educators with hands-on training using Vernier's LabQuest technology

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help educators learn about the various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their laboratory experiments, Vernier Software & Technology is offering free workshops this fall. Led by experienced Vernier trainers, each 4-hour, hands-on workshop provides seasoned educators the opportunity to hone their data-collection skills while teachers new to probeware learn and explore the basics. Each workshop will be conducted using Vernier's award-winning LabQuest 2 technology.  

During the workshops, participants will learn important skills and strategies for integrating data-collection technology into their chemistry, biology, physics, middle school science, physical science or Earth science instruction. Participants also have the option of earning two (quarter) graduate science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education.

"Vernier's workshops provide educators with a free and valuable professional development opportunity to learn new data-collection skills and techniques that they can bring back to the classroom," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. "By incorporating data collection into their labs, educators provide students with engaging learning and scientific discovery opportunities."

Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below. 

September Workshop Dates and Locations

September 10: Dallas, TX

September 11: Dallas, TX

September 12: Austin, TX

September 12: Tulsa, OK

September 13: San Antonio, TX

September 13: Oklahoma City, OK

September 15: Wichita, KS

September 17: Topeka, KS

September 18: Corpus Christi, TX

September 18: Kansas City, MO

September 19: Houston, TX

September 20: Houston, TX

September 25: Des Moines, IA

September 26: Lincoln, NE

September 29: Sioux Falls, SD

September 17: San Antonio, TX

October Workshop Dates and Locations

October 1: Minneapolis, MN

October 11: Portsmouth, NH

October 13: Grand Rapids, MI

October 13: Boston, MA

October 15: Providence, RI

October 15: Detroit, MI

October 16: Worcester, MA

October 17: Cleveland, OH

October 18: Albany, NY

October 18: Pittsburgh, PA

October 25: Columbus, OH

October 27: Dayton, OH

October 29: Indianapolis, IN

October 30: Green Bay, WI

November Workshop Dates and Locations

November 1: Madison, WI

November 3: Milwaukee, WI

November 3: St. Louis, MO

November 5: Chicago, IL

November 5: Evansville, IN   

November 6: Chicago, IL

November 7: Louisville, KY

November 8: Lexington, KY

For complete details and to register for a Vernier workshop closest to you, visit http://www.vernier.com/workshop

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 31 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier's technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students' critical thinking skills. Vernier's business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit www.vernier.com.

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