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

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 next term?

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New to the ACTF Shop: Space Nova and Kangaroo Beach

Two animated children’s series perfect for primary-aged children are the latest additions to the ACTF Shop.

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Learn about Life in Afghanistan with Woven Threads

The short-form series Woven Threads features the voices of refugees who have resettled in Australia sharing their moving stories. The first-person narration is accompanied by beautiful and powerful animations, compelling us to remember our shared humanity and connectedness.

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ACTF announces $3.19 million in production funding

The ACTF has committed $3.19 million in production funding for the 2021/22 financial year to date. With combined total production budgets of $45 million, the mix of series supported so far includes animation, live action drama and factual content.

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First Nations Platform Launch with NEO-Learning

Teachers are invited to join NEO-Learning for the release of their highly anticipated First Nations digital arts education platform on 26 August.

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ACTF Resources for CBCA Book Week

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has celebrated Book Week every year since 1945. From 21 – 27 August this year, children, parents, schools and libraries will celebrate books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators. Teachers, the following ACTF resources will help to foster a love of books and highlight the importance of reading and writing.

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DisRupted Films for the Classroom

From 24 August – 5 September, students across the country will be cheering on local athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. For fictional Australian stories of children with disability achieving in sport, see the following two titles from the DisRupted series of short films.

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Blast Off! New Space Nova Episodes On ABC Me

Teachers, here is something for the young astrophiles in your class: new Space Nova episodes have launched on ABC Me and iview.

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2021 My Place Competition: Entries Now Open!

This year’s My Place Competition is underway, with children all over the country submitting creative writing pieces that explore the history of their own communities.

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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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NITV Kids’ Programming: ‘Be inspired by stories from the world’s oldest living culture’

Every year on 4 August, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the strengths and culture of First Nations children. Teachers, explore this year’s theme of ‘Proud in culture, strong in spirit’ with NITV programs for children of all ages.

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Engaging Kids’ Content to Build Science Understandings

Are you looking for fun, simple, and freely available science investigations for your students? Or screen content that provokes classroom conversations about science topics? Here are our top picks for 2021 Science Week.

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