Bridge Building Podcast Episode 62: Datta Podcast: The Future of Education Summit with Scott Millar & Megan King.



Right off the back of a very successful Datta conference and quite frankly I am seriously excited
about the future of education, I have the pleasure of spending some time with two sensational
educators. Scott Millar and Megan King will spearhead a conference in July called the “Future of
Education Summit” and you are just about to hear that they base this future on giving our
students access to and the ability to practice and use those 21st-century skills. And one of the
staples of their methods is design thinking.

Now I do give Scott a bit of a hard time because, well he is just way too young to have the
amount of smarts that he is carrying around and you do have to call that out. But seriously, when
you realise that the business he is running started as a Business/design project in high school you
will see him as a true success arising from our area. I didn’t ask him which school he went to and I
should have because it sounds like it could be the next place for me.
So please enjoy this slightly longer-than-usual conversation about the future of education and the
summit which is being held at Canterbury College on the 25th of July 2024.

The Future of Education Summit





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.