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.
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
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 »
Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS)
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.
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. Learn more
AETN offers Early Education resources to Pre-K to 4 educators, students, parents and families. Learn more
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. Learn more
AETN is committed to bridging the literacy and student achievement gaps in Arkansas.
AETN PBS LearningMedia
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
Online Professional Development for Arkansas Educators Learn more
Ready to Learn
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.
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
2015 Arkansas Quiz Bowl Champions
On Saturday, April 25, we were delighted to host the 2015 Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association (AGQBA) state championship. This year’s competition — which was a phenomenal showcase for Arkansas high school students’ intellect and scholarship — was particularly special since it marked the tournament and AETN tradition’s 30th anniversary. See photos of the 2015 State Champion teams and runners-up.
“PBS NewsHour Weekend” Feature — Todd Rundgren and Music Education
Veteran rocker Todd Rundgren came to Little Rock recently to spread a message about the importance of music education. Rundgren is best known for some of his early hits like “Bang the Drum All Day.” While he is still performing and writing new songs, he is also focusing on helping the next generation of music makers. His organization Spirit of Harmony Foundation held the Symposium on the Moral Imperative of Music Education at the Statehouse Convention Center on April 18 with the help of the Clinton School of Public Service.
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. Learn more.