Providing science educators with hands-on STEM PD

May 14, 2019 | Vernier Software & Technology

Starting in June, Vernier Software & Technology will host multiple full-day, hands-on STEM professional development workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. Attendees will work alongside an experienced science educator as they explore classroom-ready experiments and activities using Vernier data-collection technology, including the award-winning family of Go Direct® sensors.

“For 17 years, our institutes have provided educators with valuable professional development over the summer months,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “This year, we will have even more innovative activities to use with our sensors, including our Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor and our Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer. During these institutes, educators will gain fresh ideas for integrating data-collection technology into their curricula as they engage in collaborative learning with fellow teachers.”

The six-hour institutes support educators who teach a wide variety of grade levels and science disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental/Earth science, coding/robotics, and more. The $99 registration fee includes training, lunch, downloadable classroom-ready training materials, and the choice of a Vernier electronic lab book.

Science educators can select dates from the summer schedule.

June 2019 Summer Institute dates and locations

  • June 11: Denver, CO
  • June 14: Salt Lake City, UT
  • June 18: Los Angeles, CA
  • June 20: San Diego, CA

July 2019 Summer Institute dates and locations

  • July 15: Philadelphia, PA
  • July 17: Long Island, NY
  • July 19: Boston, MA
  • July 22: Chicago, IL
  • July 24: Indianapolis, IN
  • July 26: Columbus, OH

Vernier will also host a two-day STEM Professional Development Institute July 11–12, 2019 at its headquarters in Beaverton, OR. This institute will provide middle school, high school, and college-level educators with multiple hands-on sessions covering biology, chemistry, coding/robotics, environmental science, and physics. The $199 registration fee includes training, lunch on both days, downloadable experiment handouts covered in the sessions, and the choice of a Vernier lab book.

To learn more and to register for a Vernier Summer Institute, visit https://www.vernier.com/summer-institutes. To learn more and to register for the STEM Professional Development Institute, visit https://www.vernier.com/training/stem-institute/.

About Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 38 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 150 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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