Vernier’s Summer Institutes Help Educators Integrate Data-Collection Technology into Their Science Curriculum
Full-day summer institutes teach techniques for data-collection and analysis as called for in the Next Generation of Science Standards
BEAVERTON, Ore., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This summer, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 25 full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science teachers nationwide integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum. During the institutes,teachers will work alongside a training specialist and use Vernier’s award-winning hardware and software technology to explore classroom-ready labs and activities.
“For over thirty years, Vernier has focused on teaching educators how to use digital tools – sensors and graphing software – to help students engage in authentic scientific practices during laboratory experiments,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “Because the Next Generation Science Standards specifically recommends the use of digital tools for data collection and analysis, Vernier Summer Institutes provide essential professional development opportunities for science educators.”
The six-hour institutes are designed to meet the needs of teachers from a wide variety of grade levels and STEM disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental/Earth science, middle school science education, and more. In addition to the training, each participating teacher will receive a Workshop Training Manual on CD; a Vernier lab book or $50 Vernier gift certificate; and more.
The workshops additionally offer attendees the option of earning two (quarter) Graduate Science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education.
Interested teachers can select dates from the schedule below.
June Institute Dates and Locations
June 11: Atlanta, GA June 13: Nashville, TN June 17: St. Louis, MO June 19: Kansas City, MO June 21: Wichita, KS June 21: Phoenix, AZ June 24: Denver, CO June 24: Albuquerque, NM June 26: Cheyenne, WY June 26: Amarillo, TX June 28: Salt Lake City, UT
July Institute Dates and Locations
July 8: Houston, TX July 8: Fairfax County, VA July 10: Dallas, TX July 10: Philadelphia, PA July 12: Oklahoma City, OK July 12: Hartford, CT July 22: Milwaukee, WI July 22: Pittsburgh, PA July 24: Chicago, IL July 24: Columbus, OH July 26: Detroit, MI July 26: Indianapolis, IN
August Institute Dates and Locations
August 14: Beaverton, OR August 16: Seattle, WA
For complete details and to register for a Vernier Summer Institute near you, visit http://www.vernier.com/training/summer-institutes/.
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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