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Greenbrier, Ark., educator Sarah Jerry named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Everyone at AETN is thrilled to announce that Sarah Jerry, GT specialist at Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School, is one of the 100 educators nationwide named as a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator! This program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators across the U.S. who serve as leaders in educational technology and incorporate digital media in classrooms. We were pleased to surprise Mrs. Jerry with the news of her recognition and the year-long professional development opportunities she will receive. Read More

Earth Day - why not make it Earth Month? Explore the Outdoors with AETN KIDS!
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
It’s suddenly April … and it’s just beginning to feel like spring outside! Take advantage of the new, friendlier weather and AETN and PBS KIDS’ materials for turning our focus outdoors. You can learn how to help inspire kids to get moving outside and to protect our natural “playground” after the jump. Read More

‘The Cyberchase Movie’ premieres April 22
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Conservation, technology and math skills, oh my! “The Cyberchase Movie” — the first ever film for the PBS KIDS series - is premiering on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. Learn more about the film and our annual Explore the Outdoors campaign after the jump. Read More

The Cat in the Hat is coming to Fort Smith April 19
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Friends in Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas, your favorite chapeau-ed feline is making a visit! In partnership with Mercy Northwest Arkansas and Mercy Kids, we’re bringing the star of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” to Fort Smith Public Library Saturday, April 19. Details about the free event and the fun we’ll have can be found after the jump. Read More

FREE Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass Concert April 17
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Adam Faucett - hailed as “one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer” by the Arkansas times - is joining The Tall Grass for a concert in AETN studios on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Follow the link below for the full details on the concert … and how you can attend for free! Read More

Celebrate Arkansas artists with “LOUPE: Part 2” premiere
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
If you’ve enjoyed learning more about Arkansas artists and arts events with “LOUPE,” we have excellent news! “LOUPE: Part 2” will feature three more outstanding local artists in its premiere Friday, April 11, at 9 p.m. Learn more about what’s to come in the featured short films — “LeeNora Parlor,” “Jerry Phillips” and “Carousel” — after the jump. Read More

April brings music to your ears - from The Dave Clark Five to Nine Inch Nails
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
Whatever your musical tastes, we’re sure to have an outstanding performance for you to enjoy on AETN this month! From a blast to the past with The Dave Clark Five to a thundering new “Austin City Limits” concert from Nine Inch Nails, there are all sorts of great options to see - and hear. Read More

Ken Burns' "The Address" lesson plans live
Posted on 09 Apr 2014
Educators, homeschoolers and parents take note! In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the April 15 premiere of Ken Burns' latest documentary, "The Address," PBS and Burns have launched a national initiative to "Learn the Address." To take the project even further, we're excited to provide great classroom resources, materials, lessons plans and activities that will make learning about this import piece of American history even more interesting and engaging!
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Our volunteers make all the difference!
Posted on 09 Apr 2014
In recognition of national Volunteer Week, we’d love for you to take a moment and join us in thanking the many men and women who give of their time and of themselves to make everything AETN does possible. Read on to learn more about some of our regulars and how their help makes our quality programming possible. Read More

Ken Burns’ “The Address” Premieres April 15
Posted on 08 Apr 2014
Need something to make tax day a little more bearable? How about the premiere of Ken Burns’ latest documentary? In “The Address,” hear the stories of boys attending a Vermont school where children with learning difference memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address in public, and unlock the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address in the process! Read More

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