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 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.
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.
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.
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Online Professional Development for Arkansas Educators
Ready to Learn
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.
PBS KIDS Edcamp hosted by AETN
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1, for PBS KIDS Edcamp hosted by Arkansas Educational Television Network. Join us for a half-day of fun, exploration and discovery with a network of early childhood educators and caregivers from your community.
2019 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners
The AETN educator team read more than 200 stories from Arkansas’s young writers this year — resulting in many giggles, guffaws, gasps and “awws”! After much deliberation, we're excited to congratulate our 12 2019 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest winners. Learn more and read their stories after the jump.
"Arkansans Ask: Gov. Asa Hutchinson"
What questions do you have for Gov. Asa Hutchinson? Join us for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.to see him live in AETN Studios. Gov. Hutchinson will discuss the passage of his four goals for this year's legislative session and answer viewer questions in the hour-long program. Read more