News and Events

Catch up on the latest Education News, and read about upcoming professional learning opportunities for teachers and eLearning events for students.


Latest Education News

Register Your Class for The Unlisted Creator and Cast Webinar

Upper primary and secondary students are invited to participate in our live The Unlisted Creator & Cast Webinar with director and executive producer Justine Flynn and cast members Miah Madden Ved Rao and Vrund Rao on August 27.

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Judging Commenced for the 2020 My Place Competition

Presented in partnership between ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators’ Association) and the ACTF, this year’s My Place Competition received a record 3200 entries from young writers across the country.

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ACTF Resources for Remote Learning

With remote learning recommencing in parts of Victoria, many educators and families are seeking content and resources to support learning at home. The ACTF recommends the following free and low-cost resources for children of all ages.

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New to the ACTF Shop: Thalu and Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors?

The latest additions to the ACTF Shop include a fantasy series in which a group of Indigenous kids attempt to save their country from a mysterious dust cloud, and a living history series that pits kids against extraordinary children from the past.

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term Two. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom next term?

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Teaching Year 7-10 Media Arts? Download The Unlisted Teaching Toolkit

Our latest education resource supports secondary teachers in exploring the award-winning children’s drama series, The Unlisted. It is a perfect inclusion for units on representations of people, culture and society, personal and social identity, diversity, family and abuse of power.

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Final Call: My Place Competition Closes This Week

The 2020 My Place Competition is drawing to an end, with entries closing on Friday 26 June.

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My Place Competition: Updates on Judging, Prizes and Support Materials

The My Place Competition is underway, with children all over the country submitting creative writing pieces set in their own neighbourhoods. The latest competition news includes new teaching resources, new prizes, and a very special guest judge!

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Little Lunch App & MY:24 App – Apple Update

Both the Little Lunch App and MY:24 App have been updated to run on the latest Apple iOS. Find out how to update or download the movie-making apps.

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Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

Teachers, are your students currently investigating the lives of refugees and asylum seekers? The ACTF has a range of engaging educational content and support materials related to Refugee Week and World Refugee Day.

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Meet My Place Author, Nadia Wheatley in a Free Q&A Webinar for Schools

Registrations are now open for the ACTF and ALEA's Author Webinar: Writing about Place and Time with Nadia Wheatley.

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New Release: First Day Teaching Toolkit

In the four-part series First Day, transgender girl Hannah navigates the challenges that come with starting high school, and finds the courage to live as her most authentic self. Discover learning tasks centred on inclusivity, identity, relationships, and wellbeing in our latest resource.

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Upcoming Education Events

The Unlisted Creator and Cast Webinar

Thu 27 Aug 2020, 11:30am - 12:15pm

Upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with The Unlisted director and executive producer Justine Flynn and cast members Miah Madden Ved Rao and Vrund Rao.