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StationBreak January 2014

Welcoming the New Year

Hello, New Year's resolutions!

If you need a little help getting your mind off that piece of chocolate cake, then be sure to keep yourself busy with everything that AETN is offering you! If you're a fan of the hit show, "Downton Abbey," tune in to watch the fascinating look inside Highclere Castle with the upcoming program "Secrets of Highclere Castle." Along with AETN, ArkansasIDEAS also offers you something to keep your mind off those cookies! If you're an Arkansas educator, you can have full, free access to the large library of software training and tutorial videos from Lynda.com. Be sure to contact your local Co-op for more information.

ArkansasIDEAS News

ArkansasIDEAS provides Arkansas educators with a free license to have unlimited access to over 2000 courses and 110,000 tutorials, and there are new courses being added weekly. Whatever training you may need, whether it's a section of the Adobe Suite, or simply learning how to network on Facebook, Lynda.com will have what you need. Talk to your local co-op for free access!

Join our audience Wednesday, January 22, from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for a taping of "Child Maltreatment - Educator Mandated Reporter Training" with Sherry Williamson of the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence. Williamson will explain the requirements of the Child Maltreatment Act, in addition to discussing the physical and behavioral indicators of physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse. Williamson will also provide tips for legally mandated reporting and suggestions for managing disclosures from children. To reserve your seat, login to ArkansasIDEAS and register via My Events.

AETN Programming

Monday, January 20
12 a.m. - "Secrets of Highclere Castle"

Saturday, January 25
10 a.m. - "Brain Change with David Perlmutter, MD"

Monday, January 27
12 a.m. - "The Real Mary Poppins"

Wednesday, January 29
10:30 p.m. - "Truth About Money with Ric Edelman"

Classroom Resources on PBS LearningMedia

In memory of the former South African President Nelson Mandela, PBS LearningMedia has new resources memorializing the late leader. Nelson Mandela has been the recipient of various awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. He has published several books, including his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Many world leaders and prominent figures, including American President Barrack Obama, attended his funeral last month. Find resources offered to you through PBS LearningMedia below.

Remembering Nelson Mandela:
In this resource, a brief talk show clip discusses the recent passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, complete with lessons and commentary to use for the classroom or for personal learning.

World Leaders Join South Africans to Memorialize Nelson Mandela:
Find a news clip regarding the recent passing of Nelson Mandela and coverage of his funeral, which held the attendance of many prominent world figures, including American President Barrack Obama, in this PBS LearningMedia resource.

PBS LearningMeda Digital Innovators

PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators

Are you a digital superstar at your school? If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, we encourage you to apply to the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program. 100 selected applicants will join the prestigious PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program and receive one year of FREE professional development. 15 top applicants will also receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit at PBS headquarters. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will provide hands-on training and the chance to network and engage with like-minded peers and industry thought leaders. Apply through February 14, 2014.

New from AETN

In order to provide engaging content combined with community engagement to surround children ages two to eight with math and literacy resources across multiple platforms, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, created an effort to help local area teachers and families build childrens' math skills.

AETN has received a Peg + Cat 100th Day of School PBS Kids Media Lab, and has partnered with Sallie Cone Preschool in Conway. Together we are planning a family night event to celebrate the 100th day of school! We will be giving the materials to the preschool once the event is over. This includes three Kindle Fires, a "Peg + Cat" rug, and various media materials. We will have games, activities, snacks, and much more for the families.

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns and PBS are challenging everyone across the country, especially students, to create a video of themselves reading or reciting the Gettysburg Address. Stand alongside Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barak Obama as well as musicians and actors such as Taylor Swift, Stephen Colbert, Uma Thurman and many others. Join the project by sharing your video at learntheaddress.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.

Hello, New Year's resolutions!

If you need a little help getting your mind off that piece of chocolate cake, then be sure to keep yourself busy with everything that AETN is offering you! If you're a fan of the hit show, "Downton Abbey," tune in to watch the fascinating look inside Highclere Castle with the upcoming program "Secrets of Highclere Castle." Along with AETN, ArkansasIDEAS also offers you something to keep your mind off those cookies! If you're an Arkansas educator, you can have full, free access to the large library of software training and tutorial videos from Lynda.com. Be sure to contact your local Co-op for more information.