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.
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.
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.
AETN offers Early Education resources to Pre-K to 4 educators, students, parents and families.
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.
AETN PBS LearningMedia
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.
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.
Winners Michelle Gong and Emma Brown of Pinnacle View Middle School had their script produced by AETN. It will run in Arkansas movie theaters beginning December 15 and continue through the holiday break.
"Arkansans Ask: Human Trafficking"
Across the United States, human trafficking is a growing problem and, in the past nine years, 180 cases have been reported in Arkansas. How can we recognize the signs of human trafficking and help victims? Expert guests from Partners Against Trafficking Humans (PATH), Trucker News Organization, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Child Study Center, University of Arkansas School of Law, Morgan Nick Foundation and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office share in a special episode of "Arkansans Ask" Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
Pinkalicious Celebratastic Giveaway
Grab your paintbrush and put on your dancing shoes, it’s time to have fun! We’re welcoming the new PBS KIDS series “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” to AETN on Monday, Feb. 19. Get excited about the new show and enter our Facebook contest by Jan. 31 for a chance to win a pinkerrific treasure trove of stickers, storybooks and more!