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New ArkansasIDEAS Webinars start July 24!

Posted on 17 Jul 2013


Arkansas educators, are you planning to start off the school year with TESS or Common Core State Standards training to start off the school year? Do you need help registering for Arkansas IDEAS? Maybe you just need help navigating through the portal. Whether you're newly licensed or a seasoned veteran searching for new classroom technology resources, our new series of ArkansasIDEAS webinars have valuable info for you!

Beginning Wednesday, July 24, we'll launch three new webinars - "ArkansasIDEAS: An Introduction," "ArkansasIDEAS: What's New?" and "Innovative PBS Educational Resources." We've created these informative sessions to help you get to know the features, services and benefits of ArkansasIDEAS and PBS resources - without requiring any travel. We're incredibly grateful for the hard work you do and know with the school year beginning, every minute matters!

To help you prep for what's ahead, our newest webinars cover a range of topics, including PBS educational resources, the professional development portal and break-downs of national and state-level initiatives like Common Core State Standards, TESS and STEM.

Another bonus? You can watch these episodes wherever you like. Our webinars are available for viewing on your computer AND mobile devices.

You can find details about the specific webinars, along with dates and times, at ideas.aetn.org/pd/webinars. There, you'll also be able to enroll for the sessions that best fit your needs! Of course, after checking out our current options, if you have a specific time or topic request, we're happy to help find a solution! Customized webinars for groups may be arranged by emailing ideastraining@aetn.org. Check out our webinar descriptions below and let us know what you think!

ArkansasIDEAS: An Introduction

Are you a new Arkansas State licensed educator? Need help registering for Arkansas IDEAS? Do you just need help navigating through the portal? If so, join us for an introduction to the Arkansas IDEAS portal. Participants will learn how to: register, navigate, take a course, print certificates, update profile, and access our TESS resources.

ArkansasIDEAS: What’s New?

ArkansasIDEAS has been offering quality professional development to the state of Arkansas since 2006 and our role in professional development has been continually growing.

Teachers are familiar with our growing portal of quality, convenient professional development courses on a wide range of topics.

But we are no longer just a portal, but a wealth of tools and resources for educators.

Come learn about ArkansasIDEAS’ newest microsites built to support Common Core State Standards, STEM education and the Teacher Excellence and Support System.

Let us save you time and money by showing you how to access ADE-approved courses to meet specific PD requirements. Learn about new technology with Lynda.com at no cost to you.

Innovative PBS Educational Resources

You already know about the award-winning children’s television programming PBS offers, but how familiar are you with their online, educational resources?

This presentation will combine three of PBS’s most innovative educational resources offered FREE of charge to educators through AETN.  The first is PBS LearningMedia.

PBS LearningMedia is a new on-demand media service that provides easy access to classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted, multi-platform resources. The second PBS resource is PBS KIDS Island.  PBS KIDS Island takes students on an online, educational journey with some of their favorite PBS Kids characters.

Additionally, PBS KIDS Island is equipped with a Progress Tracker that monitors each student’s success. Last is PBS TeacherLine.

PBS TeacherLine offers high-quality, graduate-level courses to PreK-12 educators online in a convenient, collaborative, and flexible format.

Teachers can earn both ADE-approved professional development credit and graduate credit.

GET INVOLVED:

ArkansasIDEAS New Webinar Detailed Descriptions, Schedules and Sign-up are available at: ideas.aetn.org/pd/webinars

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