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Do you believe that hands-on learning helps all students succeed? Do you use Vernier technology regularly in your classes? You might be a Trendsetter!

A passionate and knowledgeable educator can have a profound impact on students who grow up to become engaged global citizens, capable problem-solvers, and active community contributors.

Vernier Science Education recognizes that a community of educators joined by their love of hands-on learning can make a greater impact than working alone. This is why we are forming the Vernier Trendsetters Community. 

In this community, high school educators work together to grow in their leadership and knowledge of modern, relevant STEM teaching by sharing best practices, training and mentoring other teachers, and using Vernier Science Education technology.

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The Vernier Trendsetters Community strives to support and empower science educators, drive STEM literacy, and transform classrooms.

What does the Vernier Trendsetters Community offer to educators? 

  • Develop your career as an educator by enhancing your teaching skills and integrating Vernier technology in your classroom. 
  • Learn, collaborate, and share insights with other committed educators.  
  • Be featured nationally for how you implement data-collection technology in your instruction. 
  • Receive community-exclusive virtual or in-person professional development. 
  • Get access to Trendsetters events at major conferences. 
  • Receive a Trendsetters welcome package. 
  • Receive a Trendsetters badge for social networking and resume building. 
  • Become eligible for financial support to attend and present at national and/or regional conferences. 
  • Participate in opportunities to collaborate with Vernier to present webinars, author content, and contribute to product development.

What is the time commitment required?

As a member of the Vernier Trendsetters Community, you will be invited to participate in free professional development sessions. You can determine your own time commitment by choosing to accept only the sessions or activities that interest you. Each activity you participate in earns you points for classroom technology, merchandise, or in some cases, the ability to attend conferences. Here is a sample of activities you can do:

  • Participate in or host virtual webinars from the comfort of your own classroom.
  • Author content with Vernier (i.e., blog posts, videos, social media content, etc.).
  • Publish articles in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Collaborate with Vernier about programming, curriculum, or upcoming products. 
  • Present in-person workshops for other STEM educators.
Vernier Trendsetters Community

Ready to become a Trendsetter?

If you are a science, math, and/or STEM high school educator who is excited to share how you implement data-collection technology in your instruction and who strives to inspire a new generation of STEM-literate individuals, we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking Trendsetters who 
  • Are a graduate of a higher education institution and have a bachelor’s degree in teaching, education, science, mathematics, and/or engineering
  • Are state/federally certified in teaching science and/or mathematics
  • Have at least five years of instructional experience in science, mathematics, and/or engineering within a classroom setting
  • Have knowledge and instructional experience in implementing the NGSS or state standards
  • Are an active educator who is currently teaching science, mathematics, and/or engineering in a classroom setting
  • Have a clear and in-depth understanding of current Vernier technology, including the Go Direct® family of sensors and Vernier Graphical Analysis® software
  • Have access to a Facebook account
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with and respect other professionals. 
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills 
  • Have a spirit of service and academic excellence
  • Are committed, dedicated, innovative, empathetic, and enthusiastic

The next cohort will be selected Fall 2024.