Calling All Science and STEM Educators: Vernier Launches Its Fall 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Free hands-on workshops teaches educators innovative ways to incorporate data-collection technology into their science curricula

Aug 25, 2015, 09:48 ET from Vernier Software & Technology

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 36 free, regional, hands-on workshops to help both novice and seasoned science and STEM educators alike learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. During each four-hour workshop, an experienced training specialist will work alongside educators to help them explore classroom-ready experiments using award-winning computer and handheld technology from Vernier. 

"Whether educators are looking to acquire new data-collection skills or hone their existing ones, our workshops provide a great professional development opportunity," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. "During each workshop, educators learn new and innovative ways to truly engage students in scientific discovery —and help them meet the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) — through the use of data-collection technology."

During the workshops, educators will learn important skills and strategies for integrating data-collection technology into their physics, chemistry, biology, environmental/Earth, and K–8 science instruction. In addition to the training, each participating educator will receive an electronic copy of the Vernier Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for all science disciplines. Participants 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 2015 Workshop Dates and Locations

September 8: Houston, TX

September 9: Houston, TX

September 10: San Antonio, TX

September 12: San Antonio, TX

September 14: Austin, TX

September 15: Dallas, TX

September 15: Louisville, KY

September 16: Ft. Worth, TX

September 16: Lexington, KY

September 17: Cincinnati, OH

September 19: Indianapolis, IN

September 21: St. Louis, MO

September 23: Tulsa, OK

September 24: Oklahoma City, OK

September 26: Wichita, KS

September 28: Kansas City, MO


October 2015 Workshop Dates and Locations

October 1: Green Bay, WI

October 3: Madison, WI

October 3: Omaha, NE

October 5: Milwaukee, WI

October 5: Cedar Rapids, IA

October 6: Chicago, IL

October 7: Chicago, IL

October 7: Minneapolis, MN

October 8: Minneapolis, MN

October 13: Buffalo, NY

October 14: Syracuse, NY

October 15: Albany, NY

October 21: Grand Rapids, MI

October 22: Detroit, MI

October 24: Manchester, NH

October 24: Cleveland, OH

October 26: Boston, MA

October 26: Pittsburgh, PA

October 27: Boston, MA

October 28: Worcester, MA


For complete details and to register for a Vernier workshop closest to you, visit

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 34 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 data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to University. Vernier 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). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit


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