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.


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.


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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Link to PBS TeacherLine webpage

Online Professional Development for Arkansas Educators


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.


CS4AR Public Service Announcement Pitch Contest

The Arkansas Educational Television Network has partnered with the Arkansas Department of Education, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, AT&T and Acxiom to promote female and minority participation in computer science classes offered in Arkansas public schools. Through the girlsofpromise.org/csforar CSforAR PSA Campaign, student teams were invited to use technology to create and pitch a public service announcement idea to a panel of judges.

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.


Educating Youth on Veterans Day - Educator Resources

With Veterans Day just around the corner, AETN believes in the importance of educating our youth about this holiday's importance. We have gathered materials from PBS education platforms to aid educators across Arkansas in teaching students about the history, significance, and relevance of Veterans' Day to age groups ranging from middle school to high school.  Read more

ArkansasIDEAS – “Data Security Awareness: Security Mentor Modules 1-6”

Are you aware there is a market threatening student data? Are your practices putting your students at risk? A new course from ArkansasIDEAS – created in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Security Awareness Campaign – is an opportunity for educators to be trained on a variety of security topics that focus on awareness, passwords, email, phishing, public WiFi, and how to recognize and report security incidents. Read more

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