Top 10 Resources to Battle Summer Learning Loss
It's nearly officially summer in Arkansas, and, while we're all ready for a well-deserved break, we also want to be sure to help kids maintain the skills they've built up this year. Without educational activities during summer months, research has shown that students experience significant learning loss … which can add up to a month or more of grade level equivalency in math and reading. To help parents and students battle summer learning loss, we're proud to provide you with a HUGE range of local and national public media resources. Find our Top 10 after the jump!
Q & A Friday: Your Questions - Answered!
So what are we talking about this week? You asked us about documentary ideas, John Philpot & Phyllis Speer's plans and why you might be hearing program voice over descriptions on our broadcasts. Read on after the jump for our responses! Read More
Behind the Scenes of "Champion Trees" With Kyle Waldrup
What happens when you're filming one of the biggest trees in Arkansas? In this case, you get to play with some of the biggest toys. Join me, Kyle Waldrup, after the jump to learn more and take a behind-the-scenes look at upcoming AETN original production "Champion Trees."
New TESS Website for Arkansas Educators Now Live
As part of our commitment to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and to our educators and administrators across the state, we're happy to announce that our Education Division has created a specialized website that complements the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS)! And what does that mean for you? Read on after the jump to find out ... Read More
June Community Cinema: "Love Free Or Die"
Does God's love have limits? This month's Community Cinema season finale, "Love Free or Die," explores the question from the viewpoint of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christianity. Join us in North Little Rock's William F. Laman Library Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. or in the Fayetteville Public Library Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. to watch the film and discuss afterwards. Read More
Q & A Fridays: You Ask, We Answer!
How do AETN Foundation Membership Drives work? Can you order a DVD of an AETN or PBS program? And exactly how do you find out when a program will air? Starting next Friday, June 14, we'll be introducing a new weekly blog feature that provides to these questions and more - and all you have to do is tell us what you want to know! Read More
Free Booyah! Dad Concert at AETN Wednesday, May 29
Feeling the need to get down? Come celebrate the 10th anniversary season of "AETN Presents" with a free, live performance by Little Rock band Booyah! Dad Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. And what do you have to do to reserve your place? It's simple! Just arrive ready to cheer the band on at AETN studios in Conway by 6:30 p.m. Read More
AETN Memorial Day Specials
Join us in honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces with a series of special programs exploring their heroism incredible sacrifices - today and throughout our nation's history. Find the full schedule after the jump! Read More
2013 AETN PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest Winners
Big imaginations create big stories, and this year's AETN PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest participants proved that more than ever! After receiving tons of great entries from across the state, we're happy to announce that our judges have made the tough decisions and chose 12 stories named first, second or third place in the K-3 contest. Our first place winners will be submitted to PBS for entry in the national contest shortly - national winners will be announced in July. Read More
AETN Youth Academy Day Camps Open for Registration
Do you know an 11-14 student who loves films, writing and design? Maybe a 7-10 year-old who would love hands-on experience in researching, recording and reporting findings in an online newspaper? This summer, they can join the AETN Youth Academy for Production Camp June 17-21 or Reading and Writing Camp July 22-26. Students from both camps will join AETN staffers and volunteers to tour the studios and spend a week learning about the behind-the-scences workings of the production and reporting worlds. Read More