News and Events

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

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Latest Education News

Our Top Picks for Secondary Classrooms

Explore diverse stories with the following ACTF-supported content and teaching resources.

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Observing National Sorry Day with My Place

Every year on 26 May, Australians acknowledge the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by members of the Stolen Generations and their families. In the My Place episode ‘Laura’, one Aboriginal girl reflects on how policies of forced child removal affected her own family members.

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‘Ancestors’ Arrives at Hahndorf Academy

Visitors to the Hahndorf Academy museum, located in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf, will soon view ACTF-supported series Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? as part of their experience.

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WA and SA Teachers, Analyse ACTF Series with these New Resources

State and territory education departments recognise the value of Australian stories for students and teachers in their school systems. Here we look at the some of the latest resources being shared through education portals around the country.

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ACTF Resources for Persuasive Texts

Looking for engaging content to support persuasive language in your classroom?

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Register for the ACTF's Composer Q&A Webinar

How is the music created for your favourite children’s TV shows? Find out from the composers behind the music for some of the most popular Australian children’s series.

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New Release: The Legend of Burnout Barry Teaching Toolkit

Our latest teaching resource challenges Year 5-8 students to develop and creatively apply their storytelling understandings and skills.

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ACTF Education: Promoting Australian Stories in the Classroom

The ACTF’s Education team identifies and highlights the curriculum relevance of locally-produced TV series and films and provides curated content advice for teachers to ensure a legacy for Australian content in schools.

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Cross-Curricular Content for Year 5/6 Classrooms

Some of our favourite series for Year 5 and 6 students aren’t just fun to watch: they introduce upper primary curriculum content from a range of learning areas in an engaging way.

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Kids’ Content for the International Day of Human Space Flight

The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April – a day to celebrate human space travel and the advances made by space science and technology. Are you looking for content to develop students’ knowledge of Earth and space sciences ahead of this day?

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

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

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New Release: Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? Teaching Toolkit

Our latest teaching resource links episodes from the popular living history series Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? to the HASS curriculum for F-6 students.

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Upcoming Education Events

Composer Q&A Webinar

Composer Q&A Webinar

Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11:30am - 12:15pm

Celebrate Make Music Day by finding out how the music is created for your favourite children’s TV shows. Meet the talented composers behind the music for some of the most popular Australian children’s series.