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Welcome to AETN Engage

Posted on 03 Jun 2009


Hello all... and welcome to AETN Engage, a spot on the web that we hope will help us get better connected with the amazingly diverse communities and AETN fans across Arkansas. We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about AETN's programs, services and special events but more importantly, that you'll share with us your ideas, comments, concerns and questions about anything we're doing here at your public television network. 

I'm Dan Koops, an outreach producer and 22-year veteran here at AETN, a job that is always challenging and at times extremely rewarding. And although we all wear lots of hats here, one of my main responsibilities is to develop and work with community partners and AETN/PBS content producers to extend the reach and scope of the our broadcast offerings well past the air dates. This is done in a variety of ways; including workshops, town hall meetings, leadership summits, exhibits, program screenings and a variety of "new media" techniques like this AETN Engage web site. Working with willing community partners never fails to be the best way to reach out and engage so many of Arkansas's communities. 

We invite you to visit this site often. Parents and kids will learn more about all the "goings on" on PBS Kids. History, nature and science buffs already know public television is their best source for cutting edge documentaries. Our arts and culture programming and special events are excellent. There's always something new relating to health care, education and public affairs on our programming schedule and special outreach events. 

Most of all, please know how important it is to us that you feel free to contribute your comments and content as often as possible. We can't do it all alone, and your input will undoubtedly make these efforts more rich, exciting and complete.

AETN ENGAGE BLOG

Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith
Looking for a grr-ific family treat? We’re giving away four tickets to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” on Sunday, Oct. 2! Enter to win four seats to the show by telling us about your family’s favorite Daniel Tiger lesson by midnight on Sunday, July 31.

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FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning Day
With local and national applications - and even some fun prizes to win - we’re thrilled to celebration National Summer Learning Day Thursday, July 14, and to support academic growth for all of our PBS KIDS all season long! From special events and contests to new episodes and more, read on for five ways to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with AETN PBS KIDS.

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Learning for summer — and beyond! - AETN PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps
This summer, AETN was proud to host PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps, made possible by PBS KIDS and support from the Verizon Foundation, to help Arkansas students between the ages of five and eight get started with Creative Coding! Read on to learn more about how our Conway campers learned to create and express themselves with technology (and how you can download the FREE PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to get started at home) after the jump.

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Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - July Facebook Contest
Have you been visiting new worlds, traveling to times past and future, and meeting new friends from the farthest realms of imagination by reading with the kids in your life summer? We have another exciting chance for you to help them fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our July I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest. Enter to win by noon on Thursday, July 28, for a chance to host a summer reading party for 20!

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