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Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

18 March 2019

As part of our ongoing outreach to schools, teachers and pre-service teachers, ACTF Education recently presented a virtual workshop for pre-service secondary Arts Education teachers at the University of South Australia. 

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World Storytelling Day: 20 March 2019

World Storytelling Day: 20 March 2019

15 March 2019

A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, World Storytelling Day encourages people to share stories and inspiration, and to learn from each other. Our recently updated MY:24 App is an ideal digital storytelling tool for students to explore on this day.  

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Register Now for our First Day Webinar

Register Now for our First Day Webinar

15 March 2019

Teachers, there’s still time to register for our next free virtual learning event – the live Q&A First Day webinar. This video conference gives your students the opportunity to meet First Day writer and director Julie Kalceff, and lead actress Evie MacDonald.

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MY:24 App Update – Now Available to Download

MY:24 App Update – Now Available to Download

13 March 2019

Inspired by the documentary series MY:24 – in which young Australians share the events which changed their lives forever – our recently updated MY:24 App scaffolds students in making their own mini documentaries. 

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Upcoming Education Events

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First Day Q&A Webinar

28 March 2019

Upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with First Day director Julie Kalceff and Evie MacDonald, who plays the lead role of Hannah. In this unique virtual learning event, participants can ask Evie and Julie about their ground-breaking short film First Day,and its themes of transition, diversity, identity, resilience and inclusivity.

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ALEA National Conference

9 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

The ACTF is very proud to be the major sponsor of this year’s ALEA National Conference – Literacy Empowering Voices – which will be held in Melbourne from 09 – 12 July. We would love to chat with you about our great children’s content and education resources at the ACTF stand, or in our teacher workshop.

My Place Short Story Competition: Term Three

29 July 2019 - 16 August 2019

Our 2018 My Place Short Story Competition was a huge success, with around 900 stories submitted by young writers from around the country. Due to popular demand, we will be holding this creative student competition again this year, with entries open from 29 July – 16 August.

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Little Lunch App Competition: Term Three / Term Four

14 October 2019 - 8 November 2019

Opening up last year’s Little Lunch App Competition to Year 3 / 4 students led to a record number of entries. This year’s competition will again be open to students from Years 3-6, with entries open from 14 October – 08 November.

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  • Education News - Issue No. 79

    Education News - Issue No. 79

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    Date: January 2017
    Book to Screen: Little Lunch, MY:24 App and documentary film-making and script-writing workshops for students.

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