On April 4, seven teachers were recognized with awards for innovative techniques in using data collecting with handheld technology in their classrooms, including two New England based teachers. Representing elementary through college education levels, these educators are raising the bar for STEM in the classroom.
The awards are sponsored by Vernier Software and Technology in conjunction with The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The awards include cash and software, and are designed to recognize and encourage the use of technology in the classroom to promote hands-on learning.
From New England, David Auerbach teaches at Cardigan Mountain School, a middle school in Canaan, NH. Auerbach encourages hands-on learning, with a C-Prize (modeled after the X-Prize) where students develop and test model rockets, analyzing all aspects of the process along the way.
On the high school level, Gary Garber of the Boston University Academy in Boston was recognized for using various sensors and and computer modeling to further understanding of physics, breaking away from the more traditional use of pendulums.
Read more about all of the teachers being recognized: Vernier and NSTA Honor Seven Teachers for their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology in STEM Education.
Our congratulations go out to all of the winners of this year's awards!