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For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.

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For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.

    IVC at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    IVC at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    We chat with Lee Gambol, an extraordinary science educator and Distance Learning Coordinator for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Their interactive virtual learning programs are fantastic and we get to hear some of Lee's thoughts on how to make distance learning classes both authentic and engaging.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Lee Gambol

    Lee Gambol graduated with a B.A. from Hiram College in the early 1990s, where she studied Theatre Arts and Biology.  Since then, she’s held many jobs combining these two passions: Children’s Theatre Actor, SeaWorld of Ohio Educator, Mr. Wizard traveling performer, Great Lakes Science Center Public Programs teacher, animal hospital vet tech, and HealthSpace Cleveland health educator, to name a few. As a 5-yr old visitor to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, she told her father, “I’m going to work here someday,” and now she does!  As the museum’s Distance Learning Coordinator, Lee develops and has delivered interactive video conference science programs to all 50 states, and 15 countries.

    About Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    The Cleveland Museum of Natural History makes science relatable by cultivating curiosity! When you visit the Museum, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deep into the past in the dinosaur hall, discover the outer reaches of the Universe in the Shafran Planetarium and experience natural wonders in outdoor galleries. Children can experience hands-on learning in Smead Discovery Center, where the motto is "please touch!". Travelling exhibits bring the world to Cleveland with an ever-changing variety of new subjects to explore as well plus you can experience world-class virtual learning programs.

    https://www.cmnh.org/

    Further Links

    For their regular IVC programs:  https://www.cmnh.org/ivc

    For their summer 'Cyber Camps':

    https://www.cmnh.org/learn/summer-camps

    About the FizzicsEd Podcast

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

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    The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )

    http://www.aeon.net.au/

    • 27 min
    Encouraging literacy with Just Kidding

    Encouraging literacy with Just Kidding

    Giving opportunities for kids to get engaged with reading & hands-on activities is so important! Today we chat with Mark Holmes, publisher of Yarra Media and founder Just Kidding, Australia's largest kids magazine in circulation. This is a fantastic publication for primary teachers looking to expand student literacy through their diverse articles & activities!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Mark Holmes

    Mark began his publishing career back in the UK before moving to Australia in 1998. Mark was key in the setup, management and implementation of the Melbourne Trading Post online website and sales teams before moving on to work for Channel 9 as a project manager for key programming sponsorships including The Footy Show, Getaway and A Current Affair. In 2003, Mark ventured into creating his own business ‘Yarra Media Pty Ltd’ with the sole focus on producing an informative, fun, children’s newspaper title that encouraged reading and learning across both primary schools and also homes nationally. Today, ‘Just Kidding’ is Australia’s largest kids magazine in circulation distributed to over 800 primary schools with a circulation of just over 220,000 copies per issue.

    About Just Kidding

    Just Kidding is an informative, entertaining read that appeals to both boys and girls aged 7-13 years. The newspaper title is curriculum aligned where the most common educational learning themes are constantly researched and developed alongside specific teachers notes for in class learning. With a pagination of between 80-120 pages per issue, Just Kidding makes reading fun not only through educational content but also through the likes of sports, interviews, movie news, competitions, activities and much more.

    About the FizzicsEd Podcast

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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    The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )

    http://www.aeon.net.au/

    • 26 min
    Inspiring the Future Australia

    Inspiring the Future Australia

    Find out how the Inspiring the Future Australia campaign is helping connect students to people in STEM careers! We chat with Adrian Rhodes who is the Director for the project and discover not only how easy it is for schools to connect, but also the impact it is having in breaking down stereotypes.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    More about Adrian Rhodes

    Adrian has 48 years of experience in education, community development, career development and cross-sector partnership brokering in Australia and overseas and is passionate about supporting young people to reach their full educational and vocational potential. He commenced his career as a Primary School Teacher in Victoria and in a remote indigenous community school in Western Australia. For the past 20 years, Adrian has been in heavily involved in vocational education and government-funded career support programs for school students in the greater Sydney region. He has brokered numerous sustainable partnerships between schools, business and community organisations that continue to broaden the career horizons of young people. He is a member of the NSW Justices Association and member of the Asia-Pacific and International Partnership Brokers Associations.

    About the Inspiring the Future Australia Campaign

    Inspiring the Future (ITF) Australia is a national campaign to give every school student the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by volunteers from a wide range of occupations and industries at all levels. Workplace volunteers sign up on the ITF online platform where they create a personal profile including school regions they are willing to travel to on invitation. Teachers sign up online for free to search for and invite registered volunteers into their school to share their career story or help in other ways. ITF challenges gender, cultural and socio-economic stereotyping, broadens students’ career horizons and helps to illustrate the relevance of their classroom studies to workplace applications. The more connections that school students have with people from the workplace, the better equipped they are to make informed decisions about their future study and career options and to gain meaningful employment. ITF expands the number of those connections, especially for students with limited role models, living in families experiencing intergenerational unemployment and other types of entrenched social disadvantage.

    https://www.inspiringthefuture.org.au/page/homepage

    School Industry Partnership

    At Schools Industry Partnership (SIP), they believe that every young person has a gift or talent inside them. the team st SIP work with young people to help them discover their career passion and how to transform their skills leading to real jobs.

    https://schoolsindustry.com.au/

    About the FizzicsEd Podcast

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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    The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )

    http://www.aeon.net.au/

    • 31 min
    Teaching archaeological science at the Penn Museum

    Teaching archaeological science at the Penn Museum

    Bringing science, history & culture together can be so rewarding for learners! In this episode, we chat with Allyson Mitchell who is the Outreach Programs Manager for Penn Museum, also known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. From interactive virtual learning to science & cultural engagement programs onsite and beyond, there's a lot happening near the heart of Philadelphia.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Allyson Mitchell

    Throughout her professional and scholastic careers, Allyson Mitchell has focused on how technology can act as a bridge to connect formal and informal educational spaces and programs. Prior to joining the Penn Museum, Mitchell served as the Curator of Education at the Delaware History Museum, where she created a new Distance Learning studio and supporting programs.  During her time in Delaware, Allyson acted as the State Coordinator for the National History Day program for two consecutive years. Mitchell has held a variety of positions within the Education Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she primarily worked to assist K-12 educators in integrating museum collections and technology into their classroom curriculum.  She graduated with high honours from Tyler School of Art at Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and minor Italian. She earned a Master’s degree in Museum Education at the University of the Arts and recently received her certification in Global Education Leadership. Mitchell has presented at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Association of Museum Conference and the 2017 American Association of Museum Expo and Conference to discuss the implications of distance learning in a museum setting. In Summer 2019, Mitchell served as Guest Editor for the Journal of Museum Education, 44:3- Virtual Visits: Museums Beaming in Live to which she also contributed an article focusing on her work at the Penn Museum.

    Penn Museum

    Website: www.penn.museum

    Programs: Interactive Virtual Learning Programs Page for families, educational groups, and adults.

    Quick links to digital resources: Great Lecture Playlists, Digital Daily Digs, At-Home Anthropology for Kids

    Artifact Lab Blog: https://www.penn.museum/sites/artifactlab/

    Center For The Analysis of Archaeological  Materials (CAAM) https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/caam

    Virtual Learning

    Journal of Museum Education, 44.3 – ‘Virtual Visits: Museums Beaming in Live!’ link to full issue

    *Be in touch with mallysonconsult@gmail.com for information about specific articles

    Links to Authors Institutions

    EarthEco International – Click here to learn more about their view into science through Interactive Virtual Learning workshops!

    Cleveland Museum of Art –Discover more about looking at objects as artists with a LIVE virtual visit by clicking here

    Find out more about these and more Content Providers at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

    Philadelphia Science Festival
    https://www.fi.edu/psf

    About the FizzicsEd Podcast

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!

    The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )

    http://www.aeon.net.au/

    • 56 min
    Poetry & Science Combined

    Poetry & Science Combined

    Here's a challenge to take up - why not try combining poetry with your science programs? We chat about the positive impact this has on learning and about how this can be done with Dr Sam Illingworth, a Senior Lecturer in science communication at the University of Western Australia.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Dr Sam Illingworth

    Dr Sam Illingworth research focusses on using poetry and games to help develop dialogue between scientists and non-scientists. You can find out more about his research by visiting his website www.samillingworth.com, and connect with him on Twitter @samillingworth.

    Extra links:

    Blog: https://thepoetryofscience.scienceblog.com/

    Podcast: https://scipoetry.podbean.com/

    Book: https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526127983/

    Research https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096317301055

    About the FizzicsEd Podcast

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!

    The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )

    http://www.aeon.net.au/

    • 27 min
    STEM Everyday with Chris Woods

    STEM Everyday with Chris Woods

    Hang out with Chris Woods, the host of The STEM Everyday Podcast and mathematics teacher of 20+ years! Find out his thoughts on helping students get engaged in STEM through inquiry-based learning and also how he integrates maths into everyday lessons.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Chris Woods

    Chris Woods has been inspiring kids as a math teacher for 20+ years.  In addition to his work in the classroom, Chris shares free STEM resources on his website dailystem.com and @dailystem on social media, and is the host of “The STEM Everyday Podcast” 

    Chris loves finding creative ways to inspire students, especially by adding STEM to everyday classrooms & making STEM accessible to families at home. 
    Chris has been happily married to his wife Sue for 21 years & has 3 great kidsLearn more at dailystem.com

    Find @DailySTEM on:  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  YouTube  
    Listen to the STEM Everyday Podcast

    About the FizzicsEd Podcast

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!

    The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )

    http://www.aeon.net.au/

    • 35 min

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