News and Events

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


Latest Education News

Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term Two. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom next term?

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Teaching Year 7-10 Media Arts? Download The Unlisted Teaching Toolkit

Our latest education resource supports secondary teachers in exploring the award-winning children’s drama series, The Unlisted. It is a perfect inclusion for units on representations of people, culture and society, personal and social identity, diversity, family and abuse of power.

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Final Call: My Place Competition Closes This Week

The 2020 My Place Competition is drawing to an end, with entries closing on Friday 26 June.

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My Place Competition: Updates on Judging, Prizes and Support Materials

The My Place Competition is underway, with children all over the country submitting creative writing pieces set in their own neighbourhoods. The latest competition news includes new teaching resources, new prizes, and a very special guest judge!

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Little Lunch App & MY:24 App – Apple Update

Both the Little Lunch App and MY:24 App have been updated to run on the latest Apple iOS. Find out how to update or download the movie-making apps.

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Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

Teachers, are your students currently investigating the lives of refugees and asylum seekers? The ACTF has a range of engaging educational content and support materials related to Refugee Week and World Refugee Day.

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Meet My Place Author, Nadia Wheatley in a Free Q&A Webinar for Schools

Registrations are now open for the ACTF and ALEA's Author Webinar: Writing about Place and Time with Nadia Wheatley.

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New Release: First Day Teaching Toolkit

In the four-part series First Day, transgender girl Hannah navigates the challenges that come with starting high school, and finds the courage to live as her most authentic self. Discover learning tasks centred on inclusivity, identity, relationships, and wellbeing in our latest resource.

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Are You Teaching Dance Remotely?

Our online resource, Dance Academy: Arts Education, supports middle years educators with engaging classroom activities, designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of dance, as both an artist and audience.

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Bite-size Teacher Webinar: 2020 My Place Competition

The 2020 My Place Competition asks students to tell the story of their own ‘place’ during this historically significant time. Teachers, learn more about this national creative writing competition on Thursday 28 May.

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Announcing the 2020 My Place Creative Writing Competition

Our popular creative writing competition for students is back – with a twist! In 2020, we ask children: tell us about your place.

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Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

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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Upcoming Education Events

The Unlisted Creator and Cast Webinar

Thu 31 Dec 2020

Upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with The Unlisted director and executive producer Justine Flynn and cast members Miah Madden Ved Rao and Vrund Rao.