Bridge Building Podcast Episode 54: Datta Podcast: Teach Meet on the 15 May moving from 8.4 to version 9



Welcome to the Bridge building podcast, from technology to the trades. I am Stephen Anderson, and this is session no 54.


Welcome back to week 1 term 2 2024 and today I have Rory Johanson who is leading this terms DATTA teach meet.  So if you are in the position that I think most of us are changes are happening and those changes are all around the move from version 8.4 to version 9 of the technologies syllabus which is why we have called this teach meet to be held on May the 15th from 4.30 to 6.00pm Sharing good practice in 2024 looking at the ACARA version 9 syllabus for technologies. So how about we get Rory in to let us know all about it. And just because this is the last time I will be able to say it, this show was recorded at 2am because I got the time difference wrong, on West 123st which is right in the middle of Harlem and on the third floor of a real life brownstone building. 


And remember the 2024 Teacher Excellence Awards are looking for nominations right now so look to your left and look to your right. Because you may be sitting right next to someone who deserves to be applauded. There are two awards the Design and Technology teacher of the year and the contribution to design and technology education award for that person who is not a teacher but still does great things for our teaching area. 


I can’t wait to see you on the 15th of May. Now if you would like to come along, just go to the DATTA website and to the drop down that says PD and that will take you to the Teach Meet page.





About the Bridge Building Podcast

“This is the place where we dissect and then discover the many ways ITD teachers all over this country are using their passion to create passionate students. We talk of measuring and manipulating a multitude of materials of design and divergent thought, of creation with our minds and with our hands. And most of all, we talk of growing great young people because of course that is what we do.”

So what does that mean other than I like to show off my alliteration skills? Since coming back to teaching a few years ago the thing that strikes me most, and frankly scared me most is how lonely this job is. How little we know about what is happening in our subject area. The classroom next door, a class in the next school, let alone the next town are a mystery to me. I know there are teachers out there doing incredible things and this (the podcast) is a way for me to find out and be inspired. I would like to invite you along to listen and learn, to be inspired by some of the sensational teachers I speak to on the “Bridge Building Podcast – from technology to the trades”


About the Podcast Host

Stephen Anderson is a Design Technology, Trade Training and accidental Science teacher at a small high school 2 hours North West of Brisbane.


Over To You

If you know someone who is doing something spectacular or just great fun in design and tech or in trade training, I would love to know about them.

Contact me through my email


Music by:

Viola Pink

My favourite busker from the Nanango markets.