Empowering Educators

AETN is a leader in Arkansas education, providing not only award-winning children’s educational programs, but is the statewide public television network and PBS affiliate that works to offer Arkansans lifelong learning opportunities in a safe and trusted environment on-air, online and in person. AETN is committed to empowering educators with educational tools and resources to help students succeed.

Link to IDEAS webpage

ArkansasIDEAS is Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools. In 2005, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 2318 which created a partnership between the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide equitable access to high-quality, online professional development for all licensed educators in Arkansas.

A course catalog can be found here or at the next education conference.

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AETN in Arkansas Communities

AETN reaches out to Arkansas through programs and partnerships across the state to share AETN, PBS and PBS KIDS resources that offer lifelong learning.

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Learn about Teacher Wall

Thanks to a Teacher Wall Grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, AETN was given the opportunity to collect, listen to, and amplify local teacher voices on a variety of topics.

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Are you an educator in Arkansas? Please share your thoughts about how AETN and ArkansasIDEAS can better serve teachers and impact student achievement in the state.

Impacting Student Achievement

AETN works within three main educational focus areas to impact student achievement and help to meet critical Arkansas and national educational goals. AETN is committed to bridging the literacy and student achievement gaps in Arkansas.

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AETN offers Early Education resources to Pre-K to 4 educators, students, parents and families.

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AETN and PBS are dedicated to educators, students and their families with resources that transform teaching and learning. AETN builds on the educational foundation laid by PBS and serves as a resource for Arkansas educators, parents and kids.

AETN is committed to bridging the literacy and student achievement gaps in Arkansas.

Link to AETN PBS LearningMedia webpage

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.

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Online Professional Development for Arkansas Educators

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Ready To Learn is an effective children's media program that includes high-quality trans-media content and is unparalleled in its impact, value and necessity. The math- and literacy-based educational programming created by Ready To Learn provides families with effective, non-commercial content that helps prepare kids for success in school. The Ready to Learn program narrows the achievement gap.

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"GobbledyBook" is an exciting, new AETN digital series that helps children develop a love of books and reading with new episodes posted every Thursday on AETN's Facebook page.

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News

ArkansasIDEAS — National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are proud to be a part of work that focuses not only on handling grief after a tragedy but in preventing suicide from ever occurring. Learn more about the warning signs of teen suicide and the ArkansasIDEAS professional development courses created as an answer to the Jason Flatt Act (Act 770 of 2011), which help Arkansas educators fulfill the state’s training requirements, after the jump. Read more

Back-to-School Night at the Travs - An Education Home Run

What’s a better way to celebrate going back to school than watching the Arkansas Travelers battle it out with the Amarillo Sod Poodles at Dickey-Stephens Park? Join us and the Arkansas Department of Education for fun educator perks - including free admission with teacher ID, great giveaways, and free books for students and teachers - Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 6 p.m. Read more

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