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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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Activity ideas for Vacation Care Centres

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Stuck for an activity idea for your vacation care centre? Need activities that are low cost & work for kids of all ages? Look no further!

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10 Ideas for teaching science this term

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Students get tired as we near the end of the year. With this in mind, the following teaching strategies will keep them focussed all the way until the Christmas break!

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Teaching ideas for air pressure

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Air pressure can be a difficult concept for learners to grasp. Help students understand more about air pressure with these easy to run classroom experiments!

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Methods for teaching science

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There are a variety of science teaching methods you can draw upon when helping students understand their world. We look at common methods we've seen teachers using in classrooms to help students understand how the scientific method actually works and why science impacts upon their...

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Impact vs. Difficulty – a visual guide

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Help students chart the impact vs. the difficulty of their project visually. With this simple tool they can work out whether their project is tactical, strategic, a luxury or a no brainer!

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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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