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 PBS (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 reaches out to Arkansas through programs and partnerships across the state to share AETN, PBS and PBS KIDS resources that offer lifelong learning.Learn More
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.LEARN MORE
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.
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.
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.Create an account or log in
Online Professional Development for Arkansas EducatorsLEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
In times like these, the power of storytelling brings us together and makes everyone feel less alone. And you have a part to play. PBS American Portrait is a national storytelling project inviting people across the nation to join the conversation about what it really means to be an American today. Read on to see why telling your story - and Arkansas’s - matters now more than ever. Read more
As Arkansas’s only statewide broadcasting network, Arkansas PBS is proud to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 8th grade students in response to mandatory school closures due to the new coronavirus. Find out more after the jump about how this process will work every weekday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. starting March 30! Read more
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