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Vernier to Host 29 Free Data-Collection Workshops this Spring

Workshops provide valuable PD for science and STEM educators as they learn new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their lessons

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 17, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring to help science and STEM educators learn how to use and integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Kicking off this month, each four-hour workshop will be led by a Vernier training specialist who will guide attendees through classroom-ready experiments using Vernier award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technologies for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, Earth science, and middle school science.

“Throughout the years, our hands-on workshops have provided thousands of science and STEM educators — from those new to data-collection technology to seasoned veterans — with a valuable professional development opportunity,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “During the workshops, educators gain deeper understanding of data logging as they practice instructional ideas and hear technology tips that they can incorporate into their curriculum and use to engage students in meaningful scientific discovery.”

Each workshop also includes a light meal and an electronic copy of the Vernier Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use experiment handouts for all science disciplines. Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below. 

February 2017 Workshop Dates and Locations

February 22: Orlando, FL

February 23: Tampa, FL

February 27: Birmingham, AL

February 28: Atlanta, GA

March 2017 Workshop Dates and Locations

March 1: Marietta, GA

March 2: Knoxville, TN

March 4: Nashville, TN

March 6: Charleston, SC

March 8: Charlotte, NC

March 9: Greensboro, NC

April 2017 Workshop Dates and Locations

April 22: Hartford, CT

April 24: Phoenix, AZ

April 24: Westchester Co., NY

April 25: Newark, NJ

April 25: Benton/Washington Co., AR

April 26: Riverside, CA

April 26: Princeton, NJ

April 26: Little Rock, AR

April 27: Pasadena, CA

April 27: Memphis, TN

April 29: New Orleans, LA

May 2017 Workshop Dates and Locations

May 4: Philadelphia, PA

May 6: Wilmington, DE

May 8: Fresno, CA

May 8: Baltimore, MD

May 9: Stockton, CA

May 9: Arlington, VA

May 10: Sacramento, CA

May 10: Richmond, VA

 

To learn more and register for a Vernier data-collection workshop near you, visit http://www.vernier.com/training/workshops.

About Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 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 http://www.vernier.com.

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