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


Latest Education News

5 Kids’ TV Series Based on Children’s Books

We all enjoy engaging with stories that mirror our own experiences of the world – whether on the page or screen. These five children’s series allow teachers to explore loved Australian stories through both printed and visual texts.

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Supporting Students through School Transitions

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many teachers are seeking resources that help students process the transition to a new year level or school. ACTF content will help students learn about the new environments, relationships, routines and expectations of their next step in schooling.

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DisRupted: Three Short Films about Disability

Kickstart classroom conversations about disability and inclusion with the DisRupted series.

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NT Teachers, Access ACTF Series Through eLearn

New release and classic ACTF series are now available to Northern Territory educators through the Department of Education’s new eLearn site.

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New Release: Rocky & Me Teaching Toolkit

Rocky & Me follows the story of Stella, an 11-year old girl living with cerebral palsy. When Stella gets her first wheelchair, she also gains freedom and independence. Year 5 and 6 teachers, examine the film’s themes with our free curriculum-mapped resource.

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Explore the General Capabilities with Emmy-Winning Series, Hardball

In a virtual ceremony held last month, children’s series Hardball won the 2020 International Emmy Award for best ‘Kids: Live-Action’ series. The latest in a long list of awards, this prize reaffirms what Australian primary students and teacher already know: it’s a ripper of a show.

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Four Kids’ Series to Stream This NAIDOC Week

Learn about Indigenous culture, history and languages with these ACTF-supported series.

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Kids’ Content for The Arts

Our age-appropriate content is perfect for text analysis in Drama and Media Arts. But did you know we also have series and resources related to Dance, Music and Visual Arts?

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Develop Media Literacy with our ‘Behind the Scenes’ Webinar

Primary students joining our Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Q&A Webinar on 12 November will learn how the series was made, and its representations of people and places from Australia’s past.

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Explore Adnyamathanha Language and Culture this NAIDOC Week

Typically held in July, NAIDOC Week is being celebrated from 8 – 15 November this year. Teachers looking for new ways to engage with Aboriginal language, culture, stories and traditions may like to visit our recently updated Language of Belonging website.

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Spooky Screen Stories for Your Students

Looking for fun short-form content for your classroom this Halloween? Check out these titles.

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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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