Explore with Vernier

Join us in the Vernier laboratory for a three-hour exploration of the latest and greatest in probeware and data-collection technology, including our new Go Direct™ wireless sensors.


Workshop Leader: Lavonne Hunter Curious about the science behind drug addiction? Wanting to learn how to model this fascinating and convoluted topic to your students in a way that will provide a clearer and deeper understanding?  This workshop is designed to provide new insights into the exponentially growing field of neuroscience. Interested and brave educators

Modeling Instruction™ in High School Chemistry I

Workshop Leaders: Donghong Sun and Rachel Ward. Come learn a fantastic approach known as Modeling Instruction™ and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial chemistry concepts. This workshop will immerse you in Modeling Instruction™ so that you can develop the skills necessary to implement this student-centered, research-informed, standards-based curricular approach with your students.

Energy is Energy: A two-part Workshop on a Consistent Approach in Bio, Chem, and Physics

Students often struggle with understanding energy and comprehending its crucial role in all science disciplines. This workshop will show you how to build a consistent model for energy across bio, chem, and physics. You will explore key methods to help students understand how energy, a key cross-cutting concept in the Next Generation Science Standards, can

Modeling Instruction™ in High School Chemistry II

Workshop Leaders: Donghong Sun and Larry Dukerich. This workshop is intended for chemistry teachers who have begun to teach chemistry usingModeling Instruction™, a research-based, reformed pedagogy that is completely aligned with the eight Science & Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards: <> After a debrief of their experiences teaching the core curriculum (units

Making Sense of the Gas Laws – Come Learn a Direct Route to Mastery

Leaders: Donghong Sun (Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University) and Rachel Ward (Staten Island Academy) Do your students mix-up and struggle with the Gas Laws?