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Empowering Educators

AETN is a leader in Arkansas education, providing not only award-winning children’s educational programs, but is the statewide public television network and PBS affiliate that works to offer Arkansans lifelong learning opportunities in a safe and trusted environment on-air, online and in person. AETN is committed to empowering educators with educational tools and resources to help students succeed.

Download the AETN Educator Resource Guide, your guide to all AETN and PBS education resources.

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Link to IDEAS webpage

ArkansasIDEAS is Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools. In 2005, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 2318 which created a partnership between the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide equitable access to high-quality, online professional development for all licensed educators in Arkansas.

A course catalog can be found here or at the next education conference.

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AETN in Arkansas Communities

AETN reaches out to Arkansas through programs and partnerships across the state to share AETN, PBS and PBS KIDS resources that offer lifelong learning.

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Learn about Teacher Wall

Thanks to a Teacher Wall Grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, AETN was given the opportunity to collect, listen to, and amplify local teacher voices on a variety of topics.

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Impacting Student Achievement

AETN works within three main educational focus areas to impact student achievement and help to meet critical Arkansas and national educational goals. AETN is committed to bridging the literacy and student achievement gaps in Arkansas.

Number One

AETN works side by side with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide teachers with quality, online, ADE-approved professional development and educational resources for K-12 educators through ArkansasIDEAS.

Number Two

AETN offers Early Education resources to Pre-K to 4 educators, students, parents and families.

Number Three

AETN and PBS are dedicated to educators, students and their families with resources that transform teaching and learning. AETN builds on the educational foundation laid by PBS and serves as a resource for Arkansas educators, parents and kids.

AETN is committed to bridging the literacy and student achievement gaps in Arkansas.

Link to AETN PBS LearningMedia webpage

With PBS LearningMedia, free, innovative classroom-ready media is available to every teacher and student across Arkansas. PBS LearningMedia is a next-generation digital media platform that empowers PreK-16 educators to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students.

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Online Professional Development for Arkansas Educators

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Ready To Learn is an effective children's media program that includes high-quality trans-media content and is unparalleled in its impact, value and necessity. The math- and literacy-based educational programming created by Ready To Learn provides families with effective, non-commercial content that helps prepare kids for success in school. The Ready to Learn program narrows the achievement gap.

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News

Spotlight Education Week

Learn more about America’s students, explore new models of learning and examine the challenges facing America’s education system in a special week of primetime broadcasts, Sept. 11-17. PBS "Spotlight Education" is opening a year-round discussion about how to make high-quality educational resources available to all of our children. Read more

“Arkansans Ask: Adult Education”

We all understand the importance of lifelong learning, but what adult education opportunities are available to Arkansans? Explore the programs and services offered through the Arkansas Adult Education Division and ask expert panelists your questions in “Arkansans Ask: Adult Education” Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Read more

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A quarterly e-newsletter that shares timely, relevant teaching tools and new information about AETN and PBS educational resources. Sign up to receive StationBreak | Read the current issue

AETN Public Media News

A monthly newsletter that shares news for the month including special television programs, educational initiatives, upcoming events, and contest information.
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Champion Trees Educator's Guide

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Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips

Bring your history class to life! Take your students on an electronic field trip with Colonial Williamsburg. Register and watch via online streaming and let your students interact through Twitter.

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