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Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 350,000 students a year with staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra. He is a qualified science teacher, former CSIRO Education member, 2013 Churchill Fellow,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Children’s Education Services Winner and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, contributes to the education advisory committee for the GWS Giants AFL team, is the secretary for the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee and an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers, where together VEA members create collaborative video conference events and share tips and tricks on best practice. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organisations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centres and more.

Ben is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences and presents at teacher professional development sessions for K to 12 science class delivery wherever possible. Putting together collaborative educational events with cultural organisations as well as the corporate sector is a major role these days which he thoroughly enjoys!

You can also download his 2013 Churchill Fellowship report “Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference” here. 

 

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STEM Funding for Regional & Disadvantaged Schools

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Make that school STEM project of yours a reality by applying for these grants. Perfect for regional & disadvantaged schools!

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Formative assessment tools for STEM

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Formative assessment in the STEM classroom makes a huge difference when it comes to student outcomes. The more information you have about a student's knowledge of your topic, the more likely you can help them achieve greater capabilities. This is definitely handy in a STEM...

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Using Root Cause Analysis for STEM Education

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Using Root Cause Analysis helps you get the bottom of why problems are happening. Knowing these puts you in the perfect position to create positive change!

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4 tips to create amazing corporate family fun days

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Corporate family fun days are a fantastic way to bring your company together! Given this, it's important to take a few planning steps prior to the big day.

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Lesson ideas from LEGO Masters

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You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not grown up using LEGO bricks at some point in their lives and as such the TV show's audience ballooned on the back of this nostalgia, drawing in new enthusiasts of all ages. With this in...

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Ideation & design thinking in STEM

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Got a challenge you need to be solved? Having difficulty coming up with new ideas to solve it? Applying design thinking and ideation principles in a group think environment just might be the answer! 

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Ben Newsome wins 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year

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Fizzics Education CEO & founder won the 2019 Blacktown Local Business Person of the Year at an awards ceremony at Blacktown Workers Club!

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5 Family Passes to Dino King!

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Be one of the first 5 people to book & pay for a dinosaur party with us, before the end of June 2019, you’ll also get a free family pass to see Dino King at Event Cinemas!

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Helping students structure scientific reports

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Scientific report writing is an essential part of science in the classroom. We look at ways students of different ages can structure meaningful lab reports.

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Lunar science teaching ideas

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Discover a bunch of classroom-tested ideas for teaching about the Moon. From rocket trajectories to soil samples, there is a heap you can do with students!

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