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Teachers can Jump Start the School Year for Teaching Math and Science with Vernier's Free Fall 2006 Workshops

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 19, 2006 – Starting in September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer science and math educators across the country a variety of free hands-on workshops in data-collection technology. Educators may register at or sign up to be notified by e-mail when registration opens for specific workshops.

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 a light meal 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.

The workshops are free for training and the manual. Educators also have the option of purchasing a training package that includes the LabPro Interface, Logger Pro® Software and Temperature Probe for $299 or the LabPro Interface, Light Sensor and Temperature Probe for $250.

According to David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher, “These workshops are a great opportunity for educators who are new to data collection or want to refresh their knowledge. Not only will they learn from experts, but they’ll also have the chance to evaluate our award-winning data-collection technology.” The workshops will be held in 30 cities nationwide, and interested educators can select dates from the schedule below.

September Workshop Dates and Locations
September 11: Fort Worth, TX
September 19: Houston, TX
September 12: Dallas, TX
September 21: McAllen, TX
September 13: Waco, TX
September 25: Norman, OK
September 14: Austin, TX
September 26: Tulsa, OK
September 16: San Antonio, TX
September 28: Springfield, MO
September 18: San Antonio, TX
September 30: St. Louis, MO

October Workshop Dates and Locations
October 23: Minneapolis, MN
October 26: Milwaukee, WI
October 25: Madison, WI
October 28: Green Bay, WI

November Workshop Dates and Locations
November 1: Naperville, IL
November 15: Providence, RI
November 2: Northbrook, IL
November 15: Columbus, OH
November 4: Fort Wayne, IN
November 16: Worcester, MA
November 6: Indianapolis, IN
November 16: Cleveland, OH
November 7: Louisville, KY
November 18: Boston, MA
November 11: Stamford, CT
November 18: Rochester Hills, MI
November 13: Bridgeport, CT
November 14: Waterbury, CT
November 14: Cincinnati, OH

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been an innovator of data-collection technology for more than 20 years and has provided an award-winning, data-collection interface for calculators through a partnership with Texas Instruments for over 10 years. Vernier’s easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, software and curriculum, can be found in education from middle school to college. Vernier’s latest endeavors provide quality tools for elementary schools. Vernier helps teachers enhance their science curriculum, increase learning, and build students’ critical thinking skills. For more information, visit Vernier online at

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