News and Events

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

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Latest Education News

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 relevant to Refugee Week and World Refugee Day.

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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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Coming to ABC ME: Hardball Series 2

Depictions of diversity, friendship and resilience have made Hardball a hit with Australian teachers and students alike. Now it’s officially time to get excited for Series 2!

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Meet Kids’ TV Composers on ‘Make Music Day’

How was the music created for popular TV shows Little Lunch, Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?, Thalu and Bluey? Find out from industry professionals in our upcoming webinar.

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Announcing the 2021 My Place Competition

Pull out your planners: the My Place Competition is returning for 2021.

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New Release: And Then Something Changed Teaching Toolkit

Learn about disability, inclusion and accessibility with our new education resource for primary students.

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New to the ACTF Shop: Sky Trackers en français

Classic ACTF series Sky Trackers has been dubbed in French and is now available to purchase through the ACTF Shop.

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Education Outreach: ALEA Sydney North Local Council

The ACTF supports educators Australia-wide through outreach to schools, news updates and professional learning events. Our Education team recently worked with classroom teachers and teacher librarians from the ALEA Sydney North Local Council.

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ACTF Resources for World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to engage citizens, businesses and governments in enacting positive change on environmental issues. Explore these ACTF resources with students to inspire action this year.

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Our Top Picks for Secondary Classrooms

Explore diverse stories with the following ACTF-supported content and teaching resources.

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Observing National Sorry Day with My Place

Every year on 26 May, Australians acknowledge the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by members of the Stolen Generations and their families. In the My Place episode ‘Laura’, one Aboriginal girl reflects on how policies of forced child removal affected her own family members.

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‘Ancestors’ Arrives at Hahndorf Academy

Visitors to the Hahndorf Academy museum, located in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf, will soon view ACTF-supported series Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? as part of their experience.

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Upcoming Education Events

Composer Q&A Webinar

Composer Q&A Webinar

Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11:30am - 12:15pm

Celebrate Make Music Day by finding out how the music is created for your favourite children’s TV shows. Meet the talented composers behind the music for some of the most popular Australian children’s series.