Dot2Dot Podcast

With Rydr Tracy

Transferring lessons and ideas from industry, to improve the way we learn and teach

Connect the dots between successful industry practice and potential classroom application. Bring your evaluative mindset and join us as we search and question ideas, concepts and ways of working.


In this episode, Rydr is joined by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Assessment at the Australian Council for Education Research, Dr Catherine McClellan. They chat about the problem with “teaching to the test", why teachers are strained by formalised testing and how assessment can help innovate education to become more individualised.
In this episode Rydr chats with Creative Head at Google Asia Pacific, Tara McKenty. They discuss how Tara works in consultation and co-creation with minority communities in her projects, the importance of representation in education and why diversity is not just a buzzword.
This week Rydr chats with Chief Creative Officer at Deloitte Digital, Matt Lawson, about the important distinction between creativity and artistry, how to foster creativity through curiosity and the unlikely pragmatism of creative problem solving.
This week Rydr chats with Chief Data Officer and Head of Product at Afiniti, Dr Caroline O’Brien, about the future of Ai in education, the relevance of fundamental skills amongst new technology and the power of adaptability.
In this week’s episode, Rydr speaks with Global Engagement and Partnership Manager at the United Nations Development Programme, Boaz Paldi. They chat about forming meaningful partnerships, why global problems require global solutions and how to effectively communicate climate change without doom or gloom.
For our first episode of 2022, Rydr spoke with Dr Vanessa Pirotta; wildlife scientist and science communication extraordinaire. They chat about connecting science in the “real” world to the classroom and engaging young women in STEM through representation.
Rydr takes a look back on the first season of Dot 2 Dot. He steps through the process of conducting meaningful review and reflection as an educator, discusses what part of the podcast worked well and teases some of the changes for next season (beginning term 1 2022)
This week Rydr chats with Hamish Pain, Head Engineer at Nakatomi, about idea diffusion and the Rocket Stove project for Burundi. They discuss searching for solutions in unlikely places, new ways of diagnosing root problems and being prepared to let go of ideas along the way.
This week Rydr chats with Stef Digianvincenzo, Creative Strategist at Facebook, about using technology as a tool for engagement and preparing the next generation to code kindly.
This week Rydr chats with Work Futurist at Atlassian, Dominic Price about setting the foundations for great collaboration, why busyness is our worst distraction and using innovation as an outcome, not a goal.
This week Rydr chats with Emily Gribble, Head of Philanthropy at Unicef Australia, about how Unicef overcomes the ever-changing complexity of their work, dealing with uncertainty and managing a high number of variables.

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