Photonics Explorer kits distributed in Spain.
Xuvenciencia is in the middle of an extended teacher training financed
by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). The
project “XuvenCiencia - Hago, luego aprendo” ("Xuvenciencia, I do, then
I learn") trains 70 teachers from 50 different schools in the use of
educational kits (Photonics Explorer, AnimalCSI, VitroPlant, AquaLab and
RescueMe) which they then take home free of charge. Among them
15 Photonics Explorer were distributed. The training comprises four sessions
from October 2018 to March 2019 which includes the use of spreadsheets
and blogs in the classroom and extensive hands on training in the labs
of the Campus Terra of the USC in Lugo. During the closing session the
teachers discuss their experience with the kits and present the work of
their students. Having four sessions spread along the school course
allows us to track the success of the training and to receive a great
amount of feed-back from the teachers and their students.