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EdTech: Vernier Kicks Off Spring 2018 PD Tour For Science and STEM Educators

Hands-on workshops help science and STEM educators learn new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their curriculum

Earlier this week we published this story and video highlighting all of the amazing sensors and connected science gear that Vernier is offering this year. Since 1981 Vernier has been the number one name in connected science and data collection in K-20 classrooms across the globe. As technology has evolved, so has the Beaverton OR based companies data collection technology and equipment.

Today, Vernier offers an entire line of Go Direct wireless sensors. These sensors which measure just about everything measurable in science, physics and chemistry give students and teachers a more hands on, data intensive, collaborative way of doing science. The Go Direct line of sensors takes it’s name from their ability to connect directly, via Bluetooth, to tablets, smartphones and Chromebooks. Go Direct sensors give teachers and students even more mobility when conducting experiments.

With over 80 sensors and devices available for science classes, that’s an awful lot of learning. Vernier is committed to student success but to make students successful using their products, teachers need to know how to use their sensors and devices and how to integrate them with curriculum.

To facilitate that, Vernier is kicking off their Spring 2018 professional development tour. The company will be hosting 21 free, hands on workshops to help Science and STEM educators learn how to integrate  Vernier data-collection technology—including the new Vernier Go Direct® wireless sensors—into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by a Vernier training specialist who will guide attendees through classroom-ready labs using award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technologies.

“The data-collection workshops are ideal for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, Earth science, and middle school science teachers alike,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “Teachers—regardless of their discipline and level of experience with data-collection technology—learn new and exciting ways to use technology to engage students in the scientific discovery process.”

Interested educators can select dates from the schedule below.

March 2018 Workshop Dates and Locations

March 1: North Little Rock, ARMarch 5: Memphis, TN
March 6: Birmingham, ALMarch 8: Knoxville, TN


April 2018 Workshop Dates and Locations

April 3: Albuquerque, NMApril 5: Denver, CO
April 7: Cheyenne, WYApril 16: Las Vegas, NV
April 16: Fairfax County (Herndon), VAApril 17: Frederick, MD
April 18: San Bernardino (Loma Linda), CAApril 18: Wilmington (New Castle), DE
April 19: Irvine (Santa Ana), CAApril 19: Philadelphia, PA
April 21: Bakersfield, CAApril 21: Newark (Elizabeth), NJ
April 24: Stamford, CTApril 25: Hartford (East Hartford), CT
April 30: San Jose, CA


May 2018 Workshop Dates and Locations

May 1: Oakland, CAMay 2: Sacramento, CA


To learn more and register for a Vernier data-collection workshop near you, visit