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New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

10 May 2019

Summer’s Day is a warm coming-of-age story which follows 11-year old Summer as she gets her period for the first time. Our latest education resource supports Years 5-8 teachers in using this locally-produced short film in their classrooms. 

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Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

10 May 2019

Every year on 26 May, Australians acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal people, particularly those belonging to the Stolen Generations and their families. In the My Place episode ‘Laura’, one girl reflects on how policies of forced child removal affected her own family members. 

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ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

10 May 2019

Being part of a national organisation, the ACTF Education team regularly partners with schools, subject associations and education departments across the country. Last week, our travels took us to north to sunny Queensland.

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First Day Webinar: Catch-up on YouTube

First Day Webinar: Catch-up on YouTube

17 April 2019

In ACTF Education's latest virtual learning event, Australian students spoke live with First Day writer / director, Julie Kalceff and lead actress, Evie MacDonald. Missed the webinar? You can now catch up online.

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Coming Soon: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

Coming Soon: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

17 April 2019

Teachers, are you looking for contemporary resources to incorporate in your school’s health education or puberty programs? Soon to be released, our Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit will provide teachers with discussion starters and engaging learning tasks for students in Years 5-8.  

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ACTF Content Library: Digital Downloads for Schools and Teachers

ACTF Content Library: Digital Downloads for Schools and Teachers

17 April 2019

The ACTF’s rich library of films and TV series are now available for schools and teachers to purchase as digital downloads. Why is this great news for schools?

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NSW Students Examine 'Authentic Truths' with MY:24

NSW Students Examine 'Authentic Truths' with MY:24

5 April 2019

The factual entertainment series MY:24 is included as a text in the NSW Year 11 Standard English module, ‘Contemporary Possibilities’. NSW English teachers, will you be teaching this unit next term? 

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2019 ALEA National Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July

2019 ALEA National Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July

2 April 2019

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is very proud to be the principal sponsor of this year’s National ALEA Conference, which will be held in Melbourne. 

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our Top 5 Education Resources

1 April 2019

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials over the past month. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom? 

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Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

Digital Workshops for Pre-Service Teachers

18 March 2019

As part of our ongoing outreach to schools, teachers and pre-service teachers, ACTF Education recently presented a virtual workshop for pre-service secondary Arts Education teachers at the University of South Australia. 

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World Storytelling Day: 20 March 2019

World Storytelling Day: 20 March 2019

15 March 2019

A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, World Storytelling Day encourages people to share stories and inspiration, and to learn from each other. Our recently updated MY:24 App is an ideal digital storytelling tool for students to explore on this day.  

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Register Now for our First Day Webinar

Register Now for our First Day Webinar

15 March 2019

On Thursday 28 March at 12:00pm AEDT, upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with First Day writer and director Julie Kalceff, and Evie MacDonald, who plays the lead role of Hannah. 

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MY:24 App Update – Now Available to Download

MY:24 App Update – Now Available to Download

13 March 2019

Inspired by the documentary series MY:24 – in which young Australians share the events which changed their lives forever – our recently updated MY:24 App scaffolds students in making their own mini documentaries. 

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Resources for National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Resources for National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

4 March 2019

On Friday 15 March 2019, schools across Australia will take part in the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The ACTF has a range of engaging content that is perfect for starting classroom conversations about the impact of bullying.

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Creating Picture Story Books with My Place

Creating Picture Story Books with My Place

4 March 2019

The Education Team recently visited the school that won the Year 5/6 Category of the 2018 My Place Story Writing Competition and learnt how they integrated the competition into their Year 6 Picture Story Book Unit. 

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First Day Webinar: Meet Director Julie Kalceff and Actress Evie Macdonald

First Day Webinar: Meet Director Julie Kalceff and Actress Evie Macdonald

4 March 2019

Our free upcoming webinar gives students the opportunity to meet Julie Kalceff, writer and director of the award-winning short film First Day (2017), and actress Evie Macdonald, who plays the lead role of Hannah. 

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ACTF Virtual Learning Event: First Day Webinar

ACTF Virtual Learning Event: First Day Webinar

13 February 2019

Registrations are now open for the First Day Q&A Webinar On Thursday 28 March. Places are limited for this event – get in touch to learn more. 

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Rose Park PS – Using Mustangs FC in the Classroom

Rose Park PS – Using Mustangs FC in the Classroom

13 February 2019

The ACTF Education Team recently spent a day with Year 6 teacher Karsan Hutchinson and his students at Rose Park Primary School in Adelaide seeing how they integrated Mustangs FC into a 7-week inquiry unit exploring persuasion in the media.

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom for 2019

Creating an Inclusive Classroom for 2019

30 January 2019

Teachers, if you are looking for engaging short-form content to explore behaviours and values with students, look no further than the ACTF Education shop

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Dates for Your 2019 Planners

Dates for Your 2019 Planners

30 January 2019

Teachers, we have locked in this year’s dates for some of your favourite ACTF Education offerings. Pop these dates in your calendar, and stay tuned to the Education eNews for further details! 

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