Vernier’s new online platform boosts high school students’ STEM learning with fun, interactive surveys and projects
Vernier connections™ helps educators develop STEM literacy for all students
BEAVERTON, Oregon., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Leveraging standards-based educational content and its award-winning technology, Vernier Software & Technology announces Vernier connections, an innovative web-based platform to engage high school students in hands-on STEM learning and exploration. Vernier Connections emphasizes fun, interactive investigations and projects, and gives educators the opportunity to assess student understanding in all science disciplines.
“Resuming school after the pandemic is a national imperative and it is essential to support educators in this gargantuan task. Vernier Connections provides comprehensive and essential support to science educators to help students catch up on their learning,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “It also promotes STEM literacy, which is the ability to think critically and work with others to find innovative solutions to complex challenges. To this end, Vernier Connections gives students the opportunity to study the real world in their own context, collect and analyze data as they investigate natural phenomena, and participate in experiential, three-dimensional STEM learning.”
This new platform builds on Vernier Software & Technology’s decades of STEM expertise, bringing together relevant hands-on technology and high-quality resources to save teachers time and deliver education in a fun, modern way. It includes robust content, resources, assessments, and management tools.
On the platform, teachers can create their own educational content or access science surveys and projects, which can be used with or without Vernier detection software, to meet the unique needs of their students.
All of this content, which educators can easily customize, is designed by STEM educators and leaders, backed by renowned technology support and professional development from Vernier Software & Technology, and aligned with next-generation science standards. Content can also be aligned to a district’s scope and sequence, taking the guesswork out of teachers.
While participating in the platform’s surveys and projects, students can use Vernier apps to collect, display, and analyze data while learning important scientific concepts. Many surveys promote collaboration, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills, all of which are essential for success in college and in the future job market.
Additionally, students can submit their work through Vernier Connections, which helps educators easily track learning progress. Educators are also able to determine student understanding through the platform’s formative assessments, which are specifically designed for three-dimensional learning.
Vernier Connections initially runs on macOS, Windows, and ChromeOS, with other platforms coming later, and is program-agnostic, making it easy for teachers to integrate into their science curriculum. It will be available to schools and districts later this year.
To learn more about Vernier Connections and to sign up for updates on this state-of-the-art platform, visit http://www.vernier.com/connections.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been at the forefront of innovation in scientific and educational data collection technology for over 40 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics professor and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable scientific interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analytical software. With worldwide distribution in over 150 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school through college. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, augment learning, strengthen students’ critical thinking skills, and support science and engineering practices detailed in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier’s corporate culture is based on environmentally responsible policies and practices, and the company offers a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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