Free, hands-on training helps science educators integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum
BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this February, Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free, hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with dozens of hardware and software titles from Vernier's award-winning line of computer and handheld data-acquisition technology.
"To continue to engage students in hands-on scientific investigation and discovery, it is important that educators are continually learning new – and refreshing their current – teaching techniques so they can get students excited about STEM education," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. "The data-collection workshops are great for all science educators – those who are new to data collection, need a refresher course, want to learn new skills from an expert, or just want to evaluate our technology firsthand."
During the workshops, knowledgeable training specialists will provide attendees with guidance as they explore classroom-ready labs they can use in their chemistry, biology, physics, middle school science, physical science, or Earth 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 21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 23: Tampa, FL
February 25: Orlando, FL
February 26: Jacksonville, FL
March Workshop Dates and Locations
March 6: Birmingham, AL
March 7: Montgomery, AL
March 9: Atlanta, GA
March 11: Chattanooga, TN
March 12: Knoxville, TN
March 13: Augusta, GA
March 14: Columbia, SC
March 16: Charlotte, NC
March 18: Greensboro, NC
March 19: Raleigh/Durham, NC
April Workshop Dates and Locations
April 18: Richmond, VA
April 20: Arlington, VA
April 22: Baltimore, MD
April 22: Baton Rouge, LA
April 23: Dover, DE
April 23: Jackson, MS
April 24: Little Rock, AR
April 24: San Jose, CA
April 25: Memphis, TN
April 25: San Francisco, CA
April 27: Stockton, CA
April 30: Pasadena, CA
April 30: Philadelphia, PA
May Workshop Dates and Locations
May 1: Riverside, CA
May 1: Princeton, NJ
May 2: Newark, NJ
May 4: Stamford, CT
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 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, 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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