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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

First Day, Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Win 2020 ATOM Awards

First Day (Epic Films) and Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? (Flying Kite and Sticky Pictures) have received 2020 ATOM Awards for Best Children’s Television Program and Best Factual Television Series respectively.

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Coming Soon: New Content and Resources for Your 2021 Classroom

Upcoming ACTF series and resources will support you in teaching HASS, Science, HPE, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in an engaging way.

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term Four. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom in 2021?

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Kids’ Shows to Stream in the Final Weeks of School

Whether you’re looking for old favourites, seasonal viewing or to discover a new gem, ABC iview is currently streaming children’s series that you’ll love as much as your students do.

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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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