Vernier’s Summer Institutes Provide Science and STEM Educators with Hands-On Experience Using Data-Collection Technology

Educators use Vernier’s award-winning technology to acquire the data-collection skills and knowledge needed to foster students’ interest in science. 
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BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 5, 2016 – This summer Vernier Software & Technology will host full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science and STEM teachers integrate probeware and data-collection technology into their science curriculum. Led by knowledgeable training specialists, the workshops provide attendees with the opportunity to use Vernier’s award-winning technology to explore classroom-ready labs and activities.

“Our institutes provide teachers of all levels — from experienced to novice — with valuable training and guidance on using data-collection technology in the science and STEM classroom,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “Teachers will leave the institutes with the confidence, knowledge, and skills to integrate the technology into their curriculum and engage students in hands-on learning.”

The six-hour institutes meet the needs of teachers from a wide variety of grade levels and STEM disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental/Earth science, and more. The $99 registration fee includes training, lunch, access to lab handouts, and a lab book of choice.

The institutes offer attendees the option of earning two quarter Graduate Science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education. 

Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below. 

June 2016 Summer Institute Dates and Locations

June 13: Atlanta, GA

June 15: Lexington, KY

June 17: Nashville, TN

June 20: Phoenix, AZ

June 23: El Paso, TX

June 27: Milwaukee, WI

June 30: Des Moines, IA

July 2016 Summer Institute Dates and Locations

July 11: Hartford, CT

July 13: Long Island, NY

July 15: Baltimore, MD

August 2016 Summer Institute Dates and Locations

August 3: Beaverton, OR

August 5: Seattle, WA

Vernier will also be holding one- and two-day Subject-Specific Institutes this summer at its headquarters in Beaverton, OR. These institutes will provide teachers with in-depth experience in using data-collection technology in a specific STEM subject. The one-day institutes cost $99 and include training, lunch, and related hardware. The $199 registration fee for the two-day institutes includes training, lunch, and a copy of a Vernier lab book. All institutes provide attendees with the opportunity to also earn graduate or continuing education credit through Portland State University.

Interested teachers can select dates from the schedule below. 

2016 One-Day Summer Subject-Specific Institutes

June 29: Engineering for Science Classrooms

June 30: Vernier Sensors with Arduino™

2016 Two-Day Summer Subject-Specific Institutes

June 27-28: Physics

July 18-19: Chemistry

July 20-21: Environmental Science

July 22-23: Biology

To learn more and register for a Vernier Summer Institute, visit http://www.vernier.com/training/summer-institutes/. To learn more and register for a Subject-Specific Institute, visit http://www.vernier.com/training/.

About Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has been the leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 35 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 worldwide distribution to over 130 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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