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Learn with the Vernier team

Whether you’re experienced with data-collection technology or exploring different ways to engage with your students, Vernier online training resources will leave you feeling informed, confident, and ready to implement new technology and experiments into your classroom or laboratory.

Personalized Online Training

Personalized video training with a Vernier Education Technology Specialist for your department, school, or district is perfect for both those just getting started with Vernier data-collection technology and experienced users.

Online Training Library

Our free online library of introductory and advanced videos features experiments and product demonstrations.

Online Training FAQ

To schedule a video training, simply complete this form. We have a variety of subject-area experts who specialize in data collection with probeware; in order to schedule the best match, we recommend a minimum of two weeks’ notice.

Video trainings usually last approximately one hour.

 

In approximately one hour, a Vernier specialist can typically train an educator to collect data with Vernier technology on one to two platforms (computer, iPad, Chromebook, LabQuest 2, etc.) using two or three Vernier sensors of your choosing. Do you need more extensive training? Just let us know, and we can discuss options.

It’s not required, but is often helpful. We find that most people learn best if they have the sensors and software in front of them during the training.

Yes! We offer a 30-day preview (or longer, if needed) for most of our products. To set up a preview prior to your training, contact Vernier Technical Support at support@vernier.com or 1-888-837-6437.

We personalize our training to fit your needs. Most of the time, we focus on basic use of Vernier technology integrated with the platform(s) your students are using. We can also train on specific lab experiments of your choosing and advise teachers how to meet curriculum goals, such as implementing AP, IB, or NGSS.

Educators will be proficient on the basics of using probeware: connecting sensors, producing real-time graphs, and analyzing sensor data. Science lessons are more effective and engaging by adding the use of real-time graphing tools. We can cover common investigations that are enhanced by the addition of probeware and explore new options made possible by the use of sensors.

We can accommodate a large group of instructors. If you need training for just yourself, you can always connect with Vernier Technical Support by email at support@vernier.com or instantly by phone at 1-888-837-6437.

At your school, you will need the following equipment:

  1. Your probeware or the sensors you have on a preview basis (recommended)
  2. An internet-connected computer that is capable of connecting to Webex. (You are not required to download anything, but we recommend checking with your IT department for compatibility.)
  3. A projector (for groups of four or more)
  4. A speakerphone (preferred) or microphone and speakers connected to your computer

You will need to schedule both the training session and a test call.

One to two days before the video training, we need to conduct a test call to make sure your phone, network, computer, etc. will connect well with ours. This is a bit like a dress rehearsal for the equipment and will save everyone time and potential frustration on the day of the training.

For the test call, it is best if all of the following are true:

  1. You are in the room you will be using for the real session.
  2. You are using the same audio connection that you will use for the personalized video training (speakerphone or computer).
  3. You are using the same computer that you will use for the video training, and it is connected to your network in the same way it will be for the training.
  4. You have administrator access to the computer in case we need permission to install the Webex plugin.

Questions? Contact Us