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StationBreak


October 2014

Harvest Knowledge This Fall!

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and so this month's highlight is Bullying. Featured in this edition of StationBreak are several helpful resources from AETN, ArkansasIDEAS, and PBS on preventing or responding to incidences of bullying.

Also featured in this StationBreak is information on bringing students to experience the live 2014 Election Debates as they are being filmed and an invitation to participate in voting for your favorite pumpkin during AETN's first ever Battle of the Pumpkins. The AETN program listing this month includes an airing of The Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip Series and great seasonal programming such as "Curious George: A Halloween Boo-Fest."

StationBreak informs you about upcoming AETN programming, professional development opportunities from ArkansasIDEAS, and educational resources from AETN and PBS LearningMedia.

News from ArkansasIDEAS

New Professional Development Requirements for 2014-2015:
ADE Professional Development Coordinator Kevin Beaumont has released an informative video that clarifies the new rule governing professional development hours, which went into effect in July of 2014. You can watch the video Watch the video.

Leave Me Alone: Bullying!
This AETN program explains why bullying occurs and gives bullying prevention tips and advice on how educators may help students who have been victims of bullying. Watch to find out what you can do to help.

Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness:
This ArkansasIDEAS production explains the risk factors, warning signs, misconceptions, and intervention strategies relevant to educators who may work with suicidal youth. More information can be found here.

Hidden Wounds: What You Don't Know About Cutting
This is an AETN original production that explores the warning signs and behaviors associated with many individuals who may be cutting themselves. Learn the signs and find out what you can do to help students who are struggling with this behavior.

Child Maltreatment with Sherry Williamson:

This ArkansasIDEAS training features Sherry Williamson from the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence and provides a detailed, comprehensive overview of the physical and behavioral indicators of abuse and neglect and the legal responsibilities of mandated reporters. Ms. Williams also provides tips and suggestions for managing disclosures from children. For more information, you can watch the video or take the professional development course at ArkansasIDEAS.

Online Courses in Parental Involvement and Health and Wellness:
An array of professional development courses on health and wellness, parental involvement, and more can be found in our online portal for Arkansas teachers at ArkansasIDEAS. Go to My Courses then navigate to the Health and Wellness library or the Parental Involvement library to see what we have to offer.

ArkansasIDEAS Staff Picks of Scary Books for Halloween:

  1. The Goosebumps Series: The Haunted Mask - by R.L. Stine
  2. The Skeleton Creek Series - by Patrick Carman
  3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - by Seth Grahame-Smith (High School)
  4. Franklin's Halloween - by Paulette Bourgeois
  5. Spooky Hour - by Tony Mitton
  6. The Hallo-Wiener - by Dav Pilkey
  7. The Red Room Riddle - by Scott Corbett
  8. Grandpa's Ghost Stories - by James Flora
  9. "The Lottery" and We Have Always Lived in the Castle - by Shirley Jackson
  10. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories - retold by Alvin Schwartz
  11. The Harry Potter Series - by J.K. Rowling

You Get To Be The Judge!
Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster have delivered a load of pumpkins to the AETN station for our first ever AETN Battle of the Pumpkins. Each of the departments here at AETN will decorate or carve a pumpkin for this contest. The competition is fierce! Ideas abound! Visit aetn.org/contest from October 10-30 and vote on your favorite pumpkin. Many will enter, but only one department will win.

Join Us! Election 2014: AETN Debates

Teachers and students across Arkansas are encouraged to participate in "Election 2014: AETN Debates." Debates will be filmed Oct. 13-17 at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. The debates will include candidates for the following positions: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Senate, Secretary of State, and Arkansas' four Congressional Districts. Each debate will last 60 to 90 minutes. This is a great opportunity to help students understand the election process and learn more about the candidates. An added bonus is seeing how a TV production comes to life -- with advance notice, we're happy to arrange a station tour for your students. For a complete debate schedule and rules, visit aetn.org/elections. To RSVP, please contact Jamie Walters: 501-450-1779, toll free at 800-662-2386, or jwalters@aetn.org.

AETN Programing

The Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip Series:
Since 1995, Colonial Williamsburg has produced award-winning educational programs, known as Electronic Field Trips, which combine live broadcasts with online classroom resources. This is a very popular and free viewing experience and is also available via live stream. A number of related downloadable PDFs and other documents are available on the website for use by teachers.

The extensive library of history resources created for the Electronic Field Trips are available for on-demand, year-round access by subscription to HERO, Colonial Williamsburg's online multimedia library and e-learning environment for teachers and students. Additional opportunities for exclusive interaction are also available to HERO subscribers. HERO is a paid subscription service for Colonial Williamsburg.

HERO is a multimedia library of classroom and homeschool American history resources aimed at grades 4 to 8. It features programs from the Electronic Field Trip Series and includes video, student web activities, and lesson plans.

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips air monthly on AETN from October to April at 9 a.m. and noon. The first episode of the season will air on AETN Oct. 9. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg or to download a PDF of the 2014-2015 broadcast/live stream schedule, visit this page at history.org.

More details about the AETN viewing schedule can be found at aetn.org.

AETN Program Listings:

Sundays in October
6 p.m. - "Globe Trekker"

Mondays in October
6:30 p.m. - "Exploring Arkansas"

Tuesdays in October
6:30 p.m. - "Cooking on the Wild Side"

Wednesdays in October
7 p.m. - "Nature"
8 p.m. - "NOVA"

Last Sunday of the Month
1 p.m. - "Agri Arkansas"

Thursday, Oct. 9
9 a.m. - Colonial Williamsburg
Noon - Colonial Williamsburg
7 p.m. - "Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes."

Sunday, Oct. 12
2:30 p.m. - "Cool Spaces! (Healing Spaces)"

Sunday, Oct. 26
4 p.m. - "Minority Matters"

Monday, Oct. 27
7 a.m. & 2 p.m. - "Curious George: A Halloween Boo-Fest"
(Repeats on Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 a.m. & 2 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 30
10:30 p.m. - "El Latino"

Friday, Oct. 31
6:30 p.m. - "Ghosts, Blood and Zombies: A Student Selects Halloween Special, Part 1"
10 p.m. - "Ghosts, Blood and Zombies: A Student Selects Halloween Special, Part 2"

News from AETN PBS LearningMedia

Block the Bullying:
This video features students and teachers from Glen Ridge, New Jersey's Ridgewood Avenue School. It emphasizes the importance of anti-bullying education by having all the students simultaneously participate in the school-wide Block the Bullying program (Grades 13+).

Cyber-Bullying:
This video features information about cyber-bullying, which consists of one or more children using technology such as the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to threaten, harass, or embarrass another child (Grades 7-12).

Stop Bullying... Take A Stand:
This solution-oriented video presents a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to preventing bullying (Grades 7-13+).

Stand up to Bullying:
This video depicts a mock bullying scene with children playing a game and excluding one child (Grades 2-6).

Crumpled Paper Bullying Lesson Plan:
This short and powerful activity helps students to understand the effects of bullying (Grades 2-13+).

Cyber-Bullies are No Fun:
This cyber-bullying video focuses on how using technology to threaten, harass, or embarrass another child can affect not just the child's well-being at school, but also at home (Grades 4-6).

So Funny I Forgot To Laugh Interactive Activity:
This comic follows the relationship between Arthur and his friends as he keeps making fun of Sue Ellen's new sweater. See how different choices lead to different outcomes in this activity featuring Arthur (Grades Pre-K-4).

These and more can be found at http://aetn.pbslearningmedia.org/.

For educational resources at home and in the classroom, visit . . .

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

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and so this month's highlight is Bullying. Featured in this edition of StationBreak are several helpful resources from AETN, ArkansasIDEAS, and PBS on preventing or responding to incidences of bullying. Also featured in this StationBreak is information on bringing students to experience the live 2014 Election Debates as they are being filmed and an invitation to participate in voting for your favorite pumpkin during AETN's first ever Battle of the Pumpkins. The AETN program listing this month includes an airing of The Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip Series, "Curious George: A Halloween Boo-Fest," and other great seasonal programming.

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