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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.

    Space Exploration Educators Conference with Phyllis Friello

    Space Exploration Educators Conference with Phyllis Friello

    We chat with Phyllis Friello, Education Manager for professional development at Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center’s Educator Resource Center to find out more about the Space Exploration Educators Conference. So much on offer, and this year you can connect virtually!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Phyllis Friello

    Phyllis Friello is the Education manager for professional development at Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center’s Educator Resource Center at SCH. She earned a B.S. from the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. and a M.S. from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The majority of her professional career was as a research scientist and manager at the Johns Hopkins and Harvard Schools of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, focusing on ophthalmology and neuroimaging research. Following this, she became a teacher for Baltimore City Schools, teaching physics at the Baltimore School for the Arts, a public pre-professional arts school in Baltimore, Maryland. Her academic achievements have included several fellowships and awards to competitive NASA programs.  She is a Master Educator and Education Ambassador for NASA and the American Institute for Physics. In 2015 she was a guest of President Obama at Astronomy Night at the White House. 

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    Find out more about SEEC
    More about Phyllis Friello

    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 practise & 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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    • 26 min
    Science teaching in isolated communities with Jacqueline Monteith

    Science teaching in isolated communities with Jacqueline Monteith

    We chat with Jacqueline Monteith who helps teachers & students across Manitoba with engaging in science, no matter how isolated they are.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Jacqueline Monteith

    Jacqueline began teaching high school in Northern Manitoba (Canada) right after graduation, and received her Master’s Degree in Distance Education in 2012. In 2013, Jacqueline began her current position as a Science Instructional Coach with Frontier School Division. Her role is to teach and support teachers, and thus our youth, using a variety of methods. Jacqueline has spent a career reaching out to teachers using unique and effective methods. Jacqueline’s 18 years of experience throughout the province, her degree in Distance Education, and her zest for thinking differently have created an ideal leader in 2021, and beyond.

    Further links
    Jacqueline Monteith on LinkedIn
    The Learning Jam- presented by Toddle

    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 practise & 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/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Primary Science with Dr Jo Montgomery

    Primary Science with Dr Jo Montgomery

    We hang out with Dr Jo Montgomery, a primary science specialist who works with students across the UK to help them get excited & inspired in STEM!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Dr Jo Montgomery

    With both a teaching and science background, Dr Jo Montgomery has more than 20 years’ experience working with children and schools to support science education from Early Years to university. Passionate about encouraging curiosity and investigation, Jo is a primary science specialist, delivering fun and engaging curriculum-relevant, hands-on science workshops and STEM clubs in schools and for community groups. She also supports teacher professional development as a STEM Learning Associate Facilitator, Primary Science Quality Mark hub leader, Great Science Share for Schools Regional Champion and independent consultant in the UK.

    Further links
    The Dr Jo Science website
    Dr Jo Science on Twitter
    The Learning Jam- presented by Toddle

    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 practise & 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 )

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    • 28 min
    Careers with STEM with Heather Catchpole

    Careers with STEM with Heather Catchpole

    Heather Catchpole from Careers with STEM joins us to talk about the variety of STEM careers out there and gives valuable advice for students interested in learning more about STEM career pathways.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Heather Catchpole

    Heather co-founded STEM-specialist media company Refraction Media in 2013 with a view to creating a smarter future – one in which everyone has access to the skills they need to make a better planet. Heather previously worked for over a decade as an editor, science news journalist and producer at the ABC, Cosmos and CSIRO. Refraction Media have distributed over 1.75 million magazines to students across the USA, Australia and New Zealand through the Careers with STEM brand. In 2015 the company was awarded as Publish Australia’s best small publisher and was twice shortlisted best startup in the Telstra Business Awards.

    Further links
    Free copies of 2019 Careers with STEM (whilst stocks last):
    2020 Educator survey
    Past interview with co-founder Karen Taylor-Brown

    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 practise & 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/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Isla Nakano from Scope TV

    Isla Nakano from Scope TV

    We hang out with Isla Nakano as she chats about her role as the host of Scope, a national kids science show that goes across Australia on Network Ten. isla is passionate about getting kids into science and we get to hear about her pathway into being a science presenter on TV and what it takes to pull segments together for a national audience.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Isla Nakano

    Isla is currently the host of a national kids’ science show, Scope on Network Ten. She then studied a Bachelor of Science at The University of Sydney before pursuing her passion for communicating science. She studied a Master of Science Communication while touring remote and regional Australia performing live science shows for schools and communities with the Questacon Science Circus. From there, Isla continued to work with Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, where she facilitated hands-on STEM, design and innovation workshops. She then went on to coordinate the Questacon Science Circus, where she trained and mentored Masters students in Science Communication.

    As the host of Scope, Isla’s role involves writing and presenting segments that aim to spark an interest in science for kids between 8 and 12, as well as liaise with scientists to communicate their research in an engaging and interesting way. She is passionate about increasing more women and girls into STEM, and increasing diversity in television.

    Further links on Instagram
    Isla Nakano
    Scope TV

    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 practise & 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/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Lab techs supporting schools with Margaret Croucher - ASETNSW

    Lab techs supporting schools with Margaret Croucher - ASETNSW

    Margaret Croucher has worked as a laboratory technician for schools for over 30 years and as chair of the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, she brings a wealth of knowledge & support to labbies for schools across NSW & beyond!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Margaret Croucher

    Margaret Croucher from Le Salle College Bankstown is a highly respected lab technician and is highly passionate about helping other labbies across NSW support teaching & learning in schools. She has received a Parliament of NSW Award in recognition of her volunteer work over recent decades in helping to set up ASETNSW and is on the council for Science Education Technicians Australia. She works across schools in state, independent and catholic sectors as well as tertiary and TAFE institutions.

    Further links
    ASETNSW
    SETA

    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 practise & 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/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min

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