Vernier launches its Fall 2013 Data-Collection Workshop Series for science educators

Monday, July 8, 2013

Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free workshops to help science educators learn about the various ways to integrate data-collection technology, also called digital tools, into their curriculum, which is called for in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Led by experienced training specialists, each four-hour, hands-on workshop provides seasoned educators the opportunity to hone their data-collection skills while helping teachers new to probeware learn and explore the basics. Each workshop will be conducted using Vernier’s award-winning line of computer and handheld data-collection technology.

During the workshops, participants 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 teacher will receive an electronic Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for a variety of science disciplines. Participants also have the option of earning two (quarter) graduate science credit hours through Portland State University Center for Science Education.

“To meet the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that science teachers know how to use digital tools for data collection and analysis,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “Vernier’s fall workshops provide free, hands-on professional development for educators to learn how these technologies can be used in their curriculum to provide students with engaging, scientific learning opportunities.”

Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below.

September Workshop Dates and Locations

September 9: Houston, TX

September 10: Houston, TX

September 11: Corpus Christi, TX

September 12: San Antonio, TX

September 18: San Antonio, TX

September 18: Omaha, NE

September 19: Austin, TX

September 19: Des Moines, IA

September 21: Dallas, TX

September 21: Cedar Rapids, IA

September 23: Dallas, TX

September 23: Minneapolis, MN

September 24: Minneapolis, MN

September 25: Tulsa, OK

September 26: Oklahoma City, OK

September 28: Wichita, KS

September 30: Kansas City, MO

October Workshop Dates and Locations

October 1: Manchester, NH

October 2: St. Louis, MO

October 2: Boston, MA

October 3: Boston, MA

October 3: La Crosse, WI

October 5: Providence, RI

October 5: Madison, WI

October 7: Worcester, MA

October 7: Rockford, IL

October 8: Chicago, IL

October 9: Albany, NY

October 9: Chicago, IL

October 16: Rochester, NY

October 17: Buffalo, NY

October 19: Erie, PA

October 21: Cleveland, OH

October 29: Louisville, KY

October 30: Lexington, KY

November Workshop Dates and Locations

November: 4: Cincinnati, OH

November 5: Dayton, OH

November 7: Indianapolis, IN

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 32 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 www.vernier.com.