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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.

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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. Learn more

A course catalog can be found at ideas.aetn.org/catalog or at the next education conference.

AETN is committed to supporting educators in the Arkansas Common Core State Standards Initiative

AETN supports the Arkansas Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative by serving as the leading provider of related professional development material. AETN created, manages, hosts and provides content on a website dedicated to the Arkansas CCSS Initiative educator professional development training. Learn more »

AETN has created a specialized website to support the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS), a system for effective teaching and leading in Arkansas's schools.

TESS is crucial to ensuring high-quality instruction and instructional leadership that will impact teaching, learning and student achievement throughout Arkansas schools.Learn more »

AETN is a partner in the Professional Development Plan for STEM Foundations

AETN produces video courses and maintain a website that hosts high-quality online professional development courses. These courses will be designed to help increase teacher efficacy across Arkansas, prepare students for STEM courses and promote mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Learn more »

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.
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Number Two AETN offers Early Education resources to Pre-K to 4 educators, students, parents and families. Learn more
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.
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AETN is committed to bridging the literacy and student achievement gaps in Arkansas.

Link to AETN PBS LearningMedia webpage

With AETN 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. Learn more

Link to PBS TeacherLine webpage

Online Professional Development for Arkansas Educators Learn more

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. Learn more at pbskids.org/readytolearn.

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. Learn more.

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. Learn more

News

Greenbrier, Ark., educator Sarah Jerry named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Everyone at AETN is thrilled to announce that Sarah Jerry, GT specialist at Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School, is one of the 100 educators nationwide named as a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator! This program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators across the U.S. who serve as leaders in educational technology and incorporate digital media in classrooms. We were pleased to surprise Mrs. Jerry with the news of her recognition and the year-long professional development opportunities she will receive. Read more

Earth Day - why not make it Earth Month? Explore the Outdoors with AETN KIDS!

It’s suddenly April … and it’s just beginning to feel like spring outside! Take advantage of the new, friendlier weather and AETN and PBS KIDS’ materials for turning our focus outdoors. You can learn how to help inspire kids to get moving outside and to protect our natural “playground” after the jump. Read more

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