Professional Development

Vernier Offers Free Data-Collection Technology Workshops

Beginning in early September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer free hands-on workshops to help teachers of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. During the four-hour workshops, Vernier training specialists will help teachers explore classroom-ready experiments using the company's technology.

The sessions will focus on integrating the data-collection technology into physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science and general K-8 science classes.

"Whether educators are looking to acquire new data-collection skills or hone their existing ones, our workshops provide a great professional development opportunity," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher.

Each participating educator will receive an electronic copy of the Vernier "Workshop Training Manual" and they have the option to earn two graduate science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education.

The sessions will be held in 36 different locations around the United States through September and October, beginning with Houston on September 8 and wrapping up October 28 in Worcester, MA.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.