AETN Educator's Blog

“America Reframed” on AETN World

On Tuesday nights in February, stay in with AETN and tune in to an exciting series of documentaries — including “For Ahkeem,” “Agents of Change,” “Baddddd Sonia Sanchez” and “Gentlemen of Vision” — on AETN World (AETN-4). Airing on Tuesdays at 7 starting Feb. 13, the series explores the complexities of juvenile justice, campus protest culture, the Black Arts Movement, the education system and more.

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2018 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Calling Arkansas writers, authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers in grades K-3! We’re accepting entries now through Friday, April 6, for the 2018 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Everyone who enters the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest will receive a participation certificate, and 12 winners – three from each grade – will receive an AETN prize pack.

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3 Ways to Help Our Littlest Learners Succeed

There’s one three-year period in every kiddo’s academic life that’s more important than any other, and it’s probably happening a little sooner than you’d guess. Believe it or not, school readiness begins in the womb! From prenatal stages to three years old, our kiddos develop 85 percent of their core brain structure. This early stretch goes the furthest in helping our littles become school-ready and, in partnership with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, we’re excited to share the three things your babies and toddlers need to succeed.

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“Pinkalicious & Peterrific” Educator Resources

Watch, play, explore and share with your students: “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” are now a part of the PBS KIDS family! Integrating the arts into children’s everyday experiences has been shown to have a positive effect on academic outcomes and social-emotional skills. To support these goals and accompany the Feb. 19 launch of the series, PBS LearningMedia is proud to offer classroom-ready materials including videos, lesson plans, take-home activities and more!

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