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. Download Educators Resource Guide
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.
Arkansas Common Core State Standards Initiative
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.
||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.
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
Guest Blogger Rhonda Fincher on "108˚: Critical Response"
When my son Kendrick died from heat stroke in 1995, there was very little information on heat illness prevention and few people were discussing how to prevent it. Over the years, I have found some great folks who are promoting heat illness prevention within their scope of influence. Some of them are featured on the AETN and ArkansasIDEAS original documentary "108˚: Critical Response that will be released on July 21. These are our stories.
John Wesley Huddleston - The Man Behind “Diamond John”
Travis Mosler’s independent film “Diamond John” — currently ranked in the top three of the PBS Online Film Festival — has inspired us to laugh … and learn! Want to get to know the Arkansas man whose life inspired this period comedy? Keep reading to get the scoop on John Wesley Huddleston, the real “Diamond John,” and on how Mosler created the short film to encourage state pride.