Empowering Educators

Arkansas PBS 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. Arkansas PBS 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 PBS (Arkansas PBS) 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.


Resources and Activities

Arkansas PBS in Arkansas Communities

Arkansas PBS reaches out to Arkansas through programs and partnerships across the state to share Arkansas PBS, 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, Arkansas PBS was given the opportunity to collect, listen to, and amplify local teacher voices on a variety of topics.

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Share What’s Important to You

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

Impacting Student Achievement

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

Number One ArkansasIDEAS.

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

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

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

Link to Arkansas PBS 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.

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

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Beans Are the Best: Taking Literacy to the Garden – “Blueberry’s Clubhouse”

Do you like stories? Ms. Mary – our friend from the Faulkner County Library – loves stories! This summer, she’s been sharing lots of fairy tales, and one of her favorites is the story of Jack & the Beanstalk because the beans are the star of the story. Although lots of people may say it’s Jack, Ms. Mary is sharing why she think the beans are just a little bit more interesting after the jump! Read more

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” — Exploring Arkansas as a Family

This summer in “Trails Less Traveled” and in every “Exploring Arkansas” episode, Chuck Dovish gives us great ideas for getting outside and taking a closer look at The Natural State. But what are some of his favorite places to visit as a family? Check out his top five suggestions after the jump. Read more

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