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

Reading in a Digital Age: Professional Short Talks

Teachers, hear from Nadia Wheatley, ACMI educators and more in this free professional learning series hosted by our friends at the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association.

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Download Curated Clips from the ACTF Shop

As part of the ongoing digitisation of our extensive back catalogue, teaching resources that feature collated clips from children’s series are now available through the ACTF Shop. These resources support teachers in introducing philosophical inquiries, persuasive texts, and more.

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Resources for Book Week (17 – 23 October)

Whether on the page or screen, Australian children love Australian stories. Examine and compare the printed and visual texts of classroom favourites Little Lunch and Paper Planes with these free ACTF resources.

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

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

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Coming in Term 4: Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Q&A Webinar

Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? has been enthusiastically embraced by Australian primary teachers since its release. Our upcoming free webinar gives schools the chance to go behind the scenes with the creator and cast of this immersive living history series.

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Looking for Levity?

These lighthearted kids’ series and short films will give students (and teachers!) a laugh.

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Exploring Mental Health with Mustangs FC

Teachers, are you looking for mental health lesson plans ahead of R U OK Day on 10 September? The Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit contains relevant learning tasks and discussion starters for primary and secondary students.

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Engaging Kids’ Content to Build Science Understandings

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. From 15 – 23 August this year, events around the country will encourage young people and the general public to be fascinated by the world we live in.

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Explore Children’s Books with this New Database

Teachers, we know you love Australian stories. With this recently launched database, curated by the lovely team at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature, you can discover over 300 books by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to share with your students.

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ACTF Digital Downloads: Our Top 10 Education Titles

Over the past 18 months, the ACTF completed the digitisation of our rich library of children’s series and films, making all titles available to schools as digital downloads. When reviewing the most downloaded education titles over the past year, we found a surprising mix of older and new content.

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Why Do Teachers Love Australian Kids’ TV?

Having read hundreds of submissions to the ‘Supporting Australian Stories’ review of our screen sector, ACTF CEO Jenny Buckland noted the considerable support shown by educators for local children’s content.

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Your Chance to Interview The Unlisted Cast and Creator

On Thursday 27 August, the ACTF will host a live Q&A webinar with Justine Flynn (creator of The Unlisted), and actors Miah Madden, Ved Rao, and Vrund Rao. What do you and your students want to know about this thrilling drama series?

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Upcoming Education Events

Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Q&A Webinar

Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Q&A Webinar

Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Primary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with creator Vanna Morosini, host Ghenoa Gela, and cast members Jeffrin and Harry from the ‘Milk Run’ episode.