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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

Prepare for the Hardball Q&A Webinar with Free Support Materials

Primary teachers, would you like to give your students valuable experience in a moderated online learning environment? Our upcoming Hardball Q&A Webinar enables students to interview young actors directly while also learning about video conference etiquette.

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Book Week Giveaway: Noah & Saskia Class Set

To celebrate 2019 Book Week, the ACTF is giving one lucky teacher a class set of Noah & Saskia novels.

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Victorian Government School Teachers: Help Inform the Quality of Digital Teaching Resources

The Victorian Department of Education is seeking feedback on its digital resources for teachers.

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Final Call for the 2019 My Place Competition

With our short story competition closing on Friday 16 August, it’s now time for students to produce their final work and for teachers to get busy uploading!

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Register Now for the Free Hardball Q&A Webinar and Scriptwriting Workshops

ACTF Education is hosting multiple virtual learning events for primary students this month. Would your class like to interview the cast of Hardball in our upcoming webinar? Or laugh along in a series of Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops?

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New to the ACTF Shop: The Inbestigators

Having been described as ‘Little Lunch meets Sherlock Holmes’, primary teachers and students alike will love Gristmill Productions’ latest children’s program, The Inbestigators. The series is now available to download from the ACTF Shop.

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Professional Learning: 2019 National ALEA Conference

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation was very proud to be the principal sponsor of this year’s National ALEA Conference, which was held in Melbourne earlier this month. ACTF Curriculum Officer Janine Kelly shares her highlights from this inspiring conference below.

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Register Your Primary School for the Hardball Cast Q&A

On August 30, Australian primary students will have the unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Hardball cast members: Semisi Cheekam (Mikey); Reannah Hamdan (Salwa); Logan Reberger (Jerry) and Erin Choy (Tiffany). This free webinar is open for Year 3-6 students.

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Coming in Term Three: My Place Competition, Free Scriptwriting Workshops, and More

Primary teachers, get your planners ready: we have so much happening for Year 3-6 students during Term Three.

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Browse our NAIDOC Week Resources

Ahead of 2019 NAIDOC Week, the ACTF has compiled a range of engaging educational content and support materials which represent the diverse experiences of Indigenous Australian children. 

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5 Things We're Looking Forward to at the ALEA National Conference 2019

This year's ALEA National Conference theme is "Literacy Empowering Voices: Reflecting the Past, Viewing the Present, Scripting the Future"

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Free Virtual Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops in Term 3: Register Now!

Delivered in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image our virtual comedy scriptwriting workshops for upper primary students are back for Term 3 in August.

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Upcoming Education Events

Hardball Q&A Webinar

Hardball Q&A Webinar

Fri 30 Aug 2019, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

On August 30, Australian primary students will have the unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Hardball cast members: Semisi Cheekam (Mikey); Reannah Hamdan (Salwa); Logan Reberger (Jerry) and Erin Choy (Tiffany).


Little Lunch App Competition: Term Three / Term Four

Little Lunch App Competition: Term Three / Term Four

Mon 14 Oct 2019 - Fri 08 Nov 2019

Opening up last year’s Little Lunch App Competition to Year 3 / 4 students led to a record number of entries. This year’s competition will again be open to students from Years 3-6, with entries open from 14 October – 08 November.