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Spring Training is Not Just for Baseball

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 1, 2005 – Starting in February, science and math educators across the country can once again take Vernier Software & Technology’s free hands-on workshops in data-collection technology. Educators may register online or sign up to be notified about specific workshops by e-mail. Registration is available at http://www.vernier.com/workshop/evaluation.html.

Educators will spend a 4-hour session learning how to integrate data-collection technology into their chemistry, biology, physics, math, middle school science, physical science and Earth science curriculum. Participants will have an opportunity to collect data on computers, TI graphing calculators and Palm OS™ handhelds. The workshops will include lunch and a Workshop Training Manual. Educators who choose to do so can earn two (quarter) Graduate Science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education (approximate cost $70 per credit hour, payable to PSU). The Graduate credit hours will be awarded to participants who attend a workshop and elect to complete a follow-up project using electronic sensors. A brief lesson plan and a description of how to plan to integrate this project into a curriculum will be required.

All spring workshops are free for training and the manual, or educators can choose a training and hardware/software package for $250. Packages include either the LabPro Interface, Logger Pro® Software and Temperature Probe or LabPro Interface, Light Sensor and Temperature Probe. The workshops will be held in 30 cities nationwide, and interested educators can select dates from the schedule below.

According to David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher, “Our data collection workshops enable science and math teachers to bring concrete concepts and real-world relevance to instruction. Allowing students to observe phenomena and conduct hands-on exploration imbues them with invaluable real-life experience and knowledge that they can apply to the rest of the curriculum.”

February Workshop Dates and Locations
February 21: Tucson, AZ
February 23: Miami, FL
February 22: Mesa, AZ
February 23: Phoenix, AZ
February 27: Jacksonville, FL

March Workshop Dates and Locations
March 4: Baton Rouge, LA
March 11: Spartanburg, SC
March 6: Jackson, MS
March 16: Wilmington, DE
March 8: Birmingham, AL
March 18: Baltimore, MD
March 6: Nashville, TN
March 20: Frederick, MD
March 7: Chattanooga, TN
March 21: Gaithersburg, MD
March 8: Marietta, GA
March 22: Arlington, VA
March 9: Atlanta, GA
March 23: Newport News, VA
March 13: Winston-Salem, NC
March 25: Seattle, WA
March 14: Raleigh, NC
March 27: Tacoma, WA

April Workshop Dates and Locations
April 18: Aurora, CO
April 24: San Francisco, CA
April 19: Arvada, CO
April 25: Oakland, CA
April 26: Stockton, CA
April 27: Santa Clara, CA
April 29: Fresno, CA

May Workshop Dates and Locations
May 1: Philadelphia, PA
May 1: Bakersfield, CA
May 2: Princeton, NJ
May 8: Riverside, CA
May 3: Newark, NJ
May 9: Long Beach, CA
May 6: Las Vegas, NV
May 10: Oceanside, CA
May 9: Utica, NY
May 11: La Jolla, CA
May 10: Syracuse, NY
May 11: Rochester, NY

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been an innovator of data-collection technology for 25 years. Creating easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, probes and software, their products can be found in education from elementary school to college. Vernier helps teachers enhance their science curriculum, increase learning, and build students’ critical thinking skills. For more information visit www.vernier.com.

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