Bridge Building Podcast Episode 60: Datta Podcast: Conference Presenter Series – Phillip Canalise and Rowan Cahill


We are getting really close now. Just two weeks to go until this years annual DATTA conference and today it is all about engineering. I get to speak to a couple of really smart teachers about the challenges of teaching senior engineering. First up is Philip Canalise who is leading a tutorial on how to use inventor to run all of the numbers and create digital prototypes and second we have Rowan Cahill who will be leading a discussion for teacher of engineering. Two sensational teachers sharing with our community. You can meet both Rowan and Phillip on the first day and at different times so if you are an engineering teacher you can get to meet them both. I’ll be back next week with the last of the speakers at this years conference at the Brisbane convention centre from the 13th to the 14th of June. 





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.