News and Events

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

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Latest Education News

View ACTF Student Webinars On-Demand

Our popular virtual learning events connect schools with media industry professionals and expertise, enriching and extending classroom instruction in English, Media Arts and other learning areas. Our past events are available to view on the ACTF YouTube channel.

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Our Top 5 Education Resources During Term Four

Here are the five most viewed ACTF support materials this term. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom next year?

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Stay Safe this Summer with Kangaroo Beach

Wanting to explore water safety concepts with young children in an engaging way? Let’s hop down to Kangaroo Beach!

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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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Tips for budding screenwriters from the stars and creators of Hardball

In a special ACMI Education X ACTF event for Media Literacy Week, the creators and cast of Australian children’s comedy series Hardball took part in a Q&A webinar for primary school students.

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Coming Soon: Space Nova Teaching Toolkit

Our forthcoming education resource will support Year 3-6 teachers and students in addressing the Science curriculum in an engaging way.

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First Day: Go Behind the Scenes in Our Q&A Webinar

Teachers and students, meet lead actor Evie Macdonald, producer Kirsty Stark and writer / director Julie Kalceff from First Day in this free ACMI x ACTF event.

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ACTF Resources for Remembrance Day

Every year on 11 November, Australians remember those who died or suffered in wars and armed conflicts, and those who continue to serve our country today. The ACTF has free educational content for teachers who are exploring the meaning of this important day with students.

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2021 My Place Competition: Read the Winning Entries

Participating students approached this year’s My Place Competition theme of diverse histories in creative ways. Some students shared First Nations stories, some focussed on migrant groups that have shaped their communities, and others delved into family histories. 

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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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This Diwali, explore screen representations with The Unlisted

The first Australian children’s drama series to feature a Hindu Indian Australian family, The Unlisted aims for an authentic and multifaceted representation of Indian culture. Learning tasks in our free teaching resource guide secondary teachers and students in exploring these representations.

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New Release: Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit

Do your year 3-6 students love Hardball? Download our new education resource for learning tasks that address all Media Arts content descriptors with this popular comedy series.

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Upcoming Education Events