Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 2 million kids since 2004. He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year 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, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and is part of the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee. 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 and 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!
Ben is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’.
You can also download his 2013 Churchill Fellowship report “Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference” here.
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