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Kick Off the 2011/12 School Year with Vernier’s Free Hands-On STEM Workshops

Fall workshops teach educators how to integrate data-collection into the science curriculum using Vernier’s ‘LabQuest’ handhelds

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 12, 2011 – Starting this September, educators can attend one of Vernier’s free Fall workshops to learn about the many ways that data-collection technology can be integrated into their STEM curricula. Providing educators with hands-on instruction using Vernier’s LabQuest, educators can enhance their teaching and technology skills during each 4-hour workshop.

Led by an experienced Vernier trainer, educators will use the LabQuest, the most powerful and intuitive interface ever designed by Vernier, to learn important information, skills and strategies for incorporating data-collection technology into their chemistry, biology, physics, middle school science, physical science or Earth science instruction.

“The use of data-collection technology lets students view data in real time and analyze scientific phenomena using analytical tools scientists would use,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “These workshops provide educators with the skills and background they need to integrate the technology into their classroom and truly engage students in the scientific learning process.”

Interested educators can select dates from the workshop schedule below.
September Workshop Dates and Locations
September 12: Dallas, TX
September 13: Dallas, TX
September 13: Tulsa, OK
September 14: Austin, TX
September 14: Oklahoma City, OK
September 15: San Antonio, TX
September 15: Wichita, KS
September 17: San Antonio, TX
September 17: Topeka, KS
September 19: Houston, TX
September 19: Kansas City, MO
September 20: Houston, TX
September 28: Minneapolis, MN
September 29: Minneapolis, MN

October Workshop Dates and Locations
October 1: Des Moines, IA
October 1: Charleston, WV
October 3: Omaha, NE
October 3: Columbus, OH
October 4: Cincinnati, OH
October 5: Lexington, KY
October 6: Louisville, KY
October 15: Detroit, MI
October 17: Cleveland, OH
October 19: Erie, PA
October 20: Pittsburgh, PA
October 22: Madison, WI
October 24: Milwaukee, WI
October 25: Chicago, IL
October 26: Chicago, IL

November Workshop Dates and Locations
November 1: Providence, RI
November 2: Boston, MA
November 3: Boston, MA
November 5: Nashua, NH
November 7: Portsmouth, NH
November 14: Buffalo, NY
November 15: Rochester, NY
November 16: Albany, NY

Each workshop includes lunch or dinner and a training manual. Educators also have the option of earning two (quarter) Graduate Science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education.

To register for a Vernier workshop near 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 30 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, and build students’ critical thinking skills. 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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