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The second trainers workshop in Brussels was a success!
11.05.2015 - In the framework of LIGHT2015 EYEST organised a second trainers workshop on 5th May 2015
EYEST organised this second Photonics Explorer Trainers Workshop on 5/05/2015 for several new Local Associated Partners from various regions of Europe. 5 persons from 4 different countries (Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Belgium) participated in this ‘training for trainers’ session. They could experience doing the hands-on experiments with components from the kit. With this practical information about the kit and its content, they will be able to organise teacher workshops in their own country.Read more
EYESTvzw has now a Local Associated Partner in Greece
EKFE Evias (http://ekfe.eyv.sch.gr) is an institution of the Greek Ministry of Education, supporting the high school science teachers of the prefecture of Evia, in central Greece, by preparing virtual and real lab experiments, in physics, chemistry and biology, as part of their teaching.
EKFE is in charge of organizing seminars and workshops for science teachers, promoting new pedagogical techniques and presenting new lab experiments that facilitate their teaching. Yannis Michas, PhD in chemistry, is in charge of EKFE Evias.
Photonics Explorer proving popular across Scotland.
With the support of SSERC, the Institute of Physics in Scotland and a number of local authorities, kits have now been supplied to teachers in half of Scotland’s secondary schools. The kits have been distributed following hands-on professional development workshops.
These workshops have provided teachers with an overview of the eight sets of activities and all of the kit components as well as opportunities to then investigate some of the activities in greater depth.
NUI Galway is delighted to have become a LAP of the EYEST initiative.
The IOPI “Frontiers of Physics 2015” event for 2nd level physics teachers takes place in NUIG on Saturday September 19th 2015. The " Photonics Explorer Kit: Bringing Light Home to Students" workshops are expected to reach about 80 teachers split into three groups.
The workshop will be led by postgraduate student Sean O Gorman from Prof. Martin Leahy's TOMI group with the help of the IOPI and his contemporaries.