Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence recognizes both creative new offerings and significantly updated products that help educators in the business of teaching, training and managing with technology. Evaluation criteria include the following: quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment.
Vernier has two products as 2015 BETT award finalists! LabQuest 2 was nominated in the digital devices and international digital resource categories and Video Physics in the educational apps category.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, Bett has evolved into the world’s leading event for learning technology, with a broader remit than ever before. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the event brings together more than 35,000 industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. For more information, visit www.bettshow.com.
Each year, Vernier sponsors the NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award. The award includes $1,000 toward travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference and $500 of Vernier equipment. Applications for the 2015 Award will be available on the NABT website soon after the November conference, and the deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.
On October 23, Christine and David Vernier were presented with the Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy by Portland State University. Named for one of Oregon’s first philanthropists, the Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy was created by Portland State University in 1999 to honor the state’s contemporary leaders of philanthropy.