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Press Release: Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2014 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2014 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Science and STEM educators learn how to integrate new technologies into their curriculum during free, hands-on trainings

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 14, 2014 – This spring, Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free workshops across the nation to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will provide educators with hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology including Vernier’s new Go WirelessTM Temp, the first in a line of wireless sensors for use with iPad® and compatible mobile devices.

“For students, understanding how to collect data using technology, to analyze those data, and then to draw conclusions based on evidence are important practices detailed in NGSS,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “Our workshops help teachers learn how to incorporate these practices using sensor technology to collect and analyze data. The workshops are free, and teachers have a lot of fun. They get a chance to explore and experiment with probeware and then take those skills back to the classroom to incorporate into their curriculum.”

During the workshops, knowledgeable training specialists provide attendees with guidance as they explore classroom-ready labs they can use in their physics, biology, chemistry, environmental, and K-8 science classes.

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 Workshop Dates and Locations

February 22: Miami, FL

February 24: Tampa, FL

February 25: Orlando, FL

February 27: Jacksonville, FL

March Workshop Dates and Locations

March 6: Nashville, TN

March 11: Knoxville, TN

March 11: Charlotte, NC

March 12: Chattanooga, TN

March 12: Winston-Salem, NC

March 13: Atlanta, GA

March 13: Raleigh/Durham, NC

March 15: Atlanta, GA

March 20: Fairfax County, VA

March 22: Baltimore, MD

March 24: Wilmington, DE

March 25: Philadelphia, PA

April Workshop Dates and Locations

April 12: Rapid City, SD

April 14: Memphis, TN

April 14: Ft. Collins, CO

April 15: Little Rock, AR

April 15: Denver, CO

April 16: Jackson, MS

April 16: Colorado Springs, CO

April 17: Birmingham, AL

April 22: Hartford, CT

April 23: White Plains, NY

April 24: Newark, NJ

April 26: Princeton, NJ

April 26: Phoenix, AZ

April 28: San Bernardino, CA

April 29: Irvine, CA

May Workshop Dates and Locations

May 7: San Jose, CA

May 8: Oakland, CA

To register for a Vernier probeware workshop near 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 www.vernier.com.

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