Vernier Kicks Off Its Fall 2014 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science and STEM Educators Free hands-on workshops help educators integrate data-collection technology and digital tools into science curricula

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free, hands-on regional workshops to help science and STEM educators learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by an experienced training specialist who will help both novice and seasoned educators alike explore classroom-ready experiments using Vernier's award-winning line of computer and handheld technology.  

"Educators are looking for student instruction that is engaging, relevant, and grounded in critical science and engineering practices," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. "Whether teachers are looking to improve their technology skills, to integrate digital tools as recommended by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), or to find new ways to make science engaging, Vernier workshops will provide them with the hands-on professional development to be successful using probeware."

During the workshops, educators will learn important skills and strategies for integrating data-collection technology into their physics, chemistry, biology, environmental, Earth and middle school science instruction. In addition to the training, each participating educator will receive an electronic copy of Vernier's Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for all science disciplines. Participant educators also have the option of earning two (quarter) graduate science credit hours through Portland State University Center for Science Education.

Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below. 

September 2014 Workshop Dates and Locations

September 9: Houston, TX

September 10: Houston, TX

September 11: San Antonio, TX

September 13, San Antonio, TX

September 15: Dallas, TX

September 16: Dallas, TX

September 23: Tulsa, OK

September 24: Oklahoma City, OK

September 25: Wichita, KS

September 27: Topeka, KS

September 29: Kansas City, MO


October 2014 Workshop Dates and Locations

October 2: St. Louis, MO

October 4: Lincoln, NE

October 4: St. Louis, MO

October 6: Sioux Falls, SD

October 6: Evansville, IN

October 8: Minneapolis, MN

October 8: Louisville, KY

October 9: Lexington, KY

October 9: Minneapolis, MN

October 14: Portsmouth, NH

October 15: Boston, MA

October 16: Boston, MA

October 18: Providence, RI

October 21: Detroit, MI

October 22: Toledo, OH

October 23: Cleveland, OH

October 25: Pittsburgh, PA

October 28: Indianapolis, IN

October 29: Albany, NY

October 29: Cincinnati, OH

October 30: Rochester, NY

October 30: Columbus, OH

November 2014 Workshop Dates and Locations

November 1: Chicago, IL

November 1: Buffalo, NY

November 3: Chicago, IL

November 4: Milwaukee, WI

November 5: Madison, WI


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

About Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 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, build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier's business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.

SOURCE Vernier Software & Technology



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