ACTF Learning News

‘Giving space to the voices of the past’: My Place site updated

Curator and writer Jennifer Forest has collaborated with ACTF First Nations Designer April Phillips to update content in the My Place for Teachers decade timeline, aiming to better represent diverse voices from Australia’s past. 

New resource: Writing rubrics

In response to teacher feedback received last year, the ACTF has developed writing rubrics to support students entering the 2022 My Place Competition.

Entries for the 2022 My Place Competition open Monday

Students are invited to submit their creative writing entries for the 2022 My Place Competition from 15 August – 16 September.

New resource supports teachers to explore consent and identity in the classroom

Secondary teachers across Australia now have access to a new resource to safely explore challenging topics with teenage students, including consent and respectful relationships.

Virtual workshop recordings now live

During Term 2, the ACTF learning team delivered two live virtual workshops exploring the impact of light and colour in television series and a behind-the-scenes look at the series Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. These recordings and resources are now available to view and explore on our website.

Curriculum Spotlight: Intercultural Understanding

With the release of Version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum, the ACTF Learning team is reflecting on the value of locally produced screen content in teaching all three dimensions of the curriculum. In this issue, we look at the general capability of Intercultural Understanding.

Classroom resources for 2022 Refugee Week

Teachers, are your students currently learning about the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers? Explore our resources for upper primary and secondary classrooms. 

Curriculum spotlight: Ethical Understanding

With the release of Version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum, the ACTF Learning team is reflecting on the value of locally produced screen content in teaching all three dimensions of the curriculum.

Final chance to register for virtual learning events

Our two upcoming live events will build primary school students’ understandings of story and character on screen.

Second series of award-winning First Day now available

A four-part sequel to the Emmy Award winning first series First Day is now available to educators via the ACTF Shop.

More Than This: Contemporary teen issues explored by teen creators

The authentic and raw six-part drama series More Than This is now available to educators via the ACTF Shop, with secondary teaching resources coming soon.

New to the shop: Mandarin language content for F-2 audiences

Children identify with the characters, settings and events in locally produced content partly because these are known and familiar. Mandarin language teachers, why not leverage this prior knowledge and introduce these Mandarin versions of Australian series to your junior classes?

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