Our locally produced children’s series and curriculum-mapped support materials are available to Australian educators on a range of platforms this year:
Connect portal (WA)
Department of Education teachers in Western Australia have free access to the ACTF’s entire back catalogue through the state’s Connect portal. Relevant support materials sit alongside the series, and each episode and teaching resource has been mapped to the Western Australian curriculum, including live links to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
FUSE portal (VIC)
Victoria’s Department of Education and Training teachers have free access to a range of ACTF series and resources through the FUSE portal. After logging in, teachers can access all episodes of the following series:
Teachers also have access to the video tutorials, lesson plans and video clips from our Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Music for Everyone resource – a music education resource for F-2 teachers.
Pre-service teachers and academics can stream ACTF content by logging in to the free Kanopy streaming service through their university library services. This includes the classic documentary First Day (1995), which is used by many Australian universities in their pre-service teacher training.
The film follows 11 young Australians and their families as they prepare for and experience their first day of primary school. This encourages teachers to reflect on the ways in which different family cultures and contexts prepare children for their schooling.
All our content is available through the ACTF Shop. With teachers and schools increasingly keen to access digital content for their classrooms, we are making more of your favourite series available as digital downloads. These files can be uploaded to your school network and shared with other teachers within your school. Browse the ACTF Shop to find your favourite titles!
Broadcast and streaming services
ACTF productions regularly air on channels including the ABC, NITV and Disney Junior; we share a fortnightly broadcast TV schedule in our ACTF eNews. A number of series are also available to stream on platforms including ABC iview