Vernier to Host More Than 30 Free Data-Collection Technology Workshops this Spring for Science and STEM Educators

Workshops provide educators with hands-on experience as they learn about new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their curriculum

Jan 13, 2016, 10:22 ET from Vernier Software & Technology

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting next month, Vernier Software & Technology will host 34 free, hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to use and integrate the latest data-collection technology into their curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, Vernier training specialists will guide attendees through classroom-ready experiments using Vernier's award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technology for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental, Earth science, and middle school science.

"Our workshops provide educators with a great professional development opportunity to help them discover new and innovative ways to use technology as part of their instruction," said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. "Novice and veteran teachers alike gain valuable training and learn best practices they can bring back to the classroom to help students engage in scientific discovery while mastering the concepts detailed in both their state standards and in the Next Generation Science Standards." 

Workshop attendees have the option of earning two (quarter) graduate science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education. Each workshop also includes a light meal and an electronic copy of Vernier's Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for all science disciplines. Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below. 

February 2016 Workshop Dates and Locations

February 22: Miami, FL

February 24: Orlando, FL

February 25: Tampa, FL

February 27: Little Rock, AR

February 29: Springdale, AR

March 2016 Workshop Dates and Locations

March 2: Jackson, MS

March 3: Memphis, TN

March 5: Columbia, SC

March 7: Charlotte, NC

March 8: Greensboro, NC

March 9: Raleigh, NC

March 9: Montgomery, AL

March 10: Columbus, GA

March 12: Atlanta, GA

March 14: Chattanooga, TN

April 2016 Workshop Dates and Locations

April 13: Fairfax County, VA

April 14: Frederick, MD

April 16: Wilmington, DE

April 16: Albuquerque, NM

April 18: Philadelphia, PA

April 18: Colorado Springs, CO

April 19: Denver, CO

April 20: Cheyenne, WY

April 25: Las Vegas, NV

April 27: San Bernardino, CA

April 27: Hartford, CT

April 28 Irvine, CA

April 28: Stamford, CT

April 30: San Diego, CA

April 30: Newark, NJ

May 2016 Workshop Dates and Locations

May 2: Princeton, NJ

May 2: San Jose, CA

May 3: Oakland, CA

May 4: Sacramento, CA

To learn more and register for a Vernier data-collection workshop near you, visit

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 35 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 worldwide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. 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


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