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

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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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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