We aim to be the gateway for local educational resources and services offered by AETN, your community-owned public television station. Here you can access thousands of lesson plans, interactive games and simulations, maps, photos, essays and more on all major educational topics. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming.
The Arkansas Department of Education has partnered with the Arkansas Educational Television Network to meet the professional development needs of K-12 licensed educators by offering research-based, technology-delivered professional development courses to improve academic and teaching knowledge and skills of certified personnel. This partnership brings to the teachers of Arkansas, Arkansas IDEAS.
With PBS LearningMedia, free, innovative classroom-ready media is available to every teacher and student across Arkansas. PBS LearningMedia is a next-generation digital media platform that empowers PreK-16 educators to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. It brings together the best of public media, produced specifically for teachers, from PBS, WGBH, and 55+ public media partners. The flexible platform includes high-quality content tied to national curriculum standards, professional development courses, a robust content management system, and a built-to-fit infrastructure.
PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. There you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.
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PBS KIDS Raising Readers online professional development courses teach you how to integrate digital media into your literacy curriculum.
Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers for Success
PreK-K, 15 hours, 1 CEU
This course focuses on preparing preschoolers for success by developing early literacy skills. The course provides video examples, online interactives, and activities from PBS, and engages you and your colleagues in a collaborative learning experience.
Raising Readers: Ready to Read and Write with Digital Media
PreK, 15 hours, 1 CEU
This course demonstrates how preschool teachers and care givers can use digital media - specifically PBS programming and online resources - as a teaching tool to help young children develop essential early literacy and reading skills.
Raising Readers: Ready to Spark Word Power
Grades 1-3, 15 hours, 1 CEU
This new course helps elementary teachers, care-givers, and after-school providers reach and teach struggling readers. Through an engaging, collaborative experience, learners will explore different ways to teach decoding and build vocabulary, comprehension, and reading fluency skills—all designed to motivate and transform kids into confident readers and writers. Learners will explore hip, innovative songs, raps, videos, games, and activities from The Electric Company and learn how they can motivate and engage at-risk kids.