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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine
“Rise and Shine,” produced in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, is an extensive educational program aligned to state standards and designed to boost summer learning for K-5 students following the disruption to education during the pandemic. The six-week program – featuring lessons led by Arkansas teachers to reinforce learning in key subjects including literacy, math, science and social studies – will air on Arkansas PBS weekdays beginning Tuesday, July 5, at 8 a.m. Arkansas educators and statewide partners will provide customized content – including the PBS KIDS programs you love – and engaging lessons delivered right to your television or streaming device.

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Professional Development

IDEAS Education
ArkansasIDEAS connects K-12 educators with quality online professional development that is approved by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. We provide a wide range of trainings on multiple platforms, including courses that address state and national initiatives such as the Science of Reading, bullying, and computer science.

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PBS LearningMedia
PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to high-quality preK-13+ educational resources including classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. Lesson plans, professional development, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations are available. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming. Educators and parents can access more than 30,000 curriculum-aligned digital resources from 90 trusted media partners and search, save, and share with ease.

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Learn all summer long

Summer learning

Play and learn your way this summer! You can explore and play with your child all season long with a variety of free resources from PBS KIDS. Spark curiosity and creativity with hands-on activities, tips, and games around different themes supporting literacy, math, science, and life skills.

Get started here with summer fun for the whole family!

Summer Reading Materials

Summer Reading Chart
Activity Book
Summer Checklist

Community Education

Blueberry's Clubhouse
Blueberry is back for an all-new season beginning July 8

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” – the original pre-K-2 children's program featuring Blueberry, a curious puppet guide, and her friends at Camp Onomatopoeia participating in fun, engaging and insightful summer activities across The Natural State – returns to Arkansas PBS with an all-new third season Friday, July 8, at 9:30 a.m. The series, produced in partnership with the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, will air each Friday morning at 9:30 through Aug. 12.

Blueberry is back at camp for another summer of fun! This year, kids will learn about art, science, history and the emotional ups and downs of growing up. As always, Blueberry will be assisted by her best friend Max, Camp Counselor Carol, little brother Miles and Chef Shawn. This season will also introduce new camper Sophie and the musical talents of The Jams.

This season’s theme is “Growing Up.” Both Blueberry and Max, along with Sophie, learn to grow into their new roles in the clubhouse. Max knows this is her last summer as a camper, and both she and Blueberry have to come to terms with getting older, which can sometimes be hard.

Back to School

This school year looks different for all of us. To help families, teachers and students, Arkansas PBS and PBS KIDS has resources to help us work together to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security. Find ways to create and practice routines, cope with anxieties and emotions, find games and ways to learn at home.

Visit PBS Parents for downloadable resources such as checklists, planners and information on routines and learning at home.


Our educators have created toolkits and resources for parents and teachers to help guide and engage children through the civics process during this election year.

Creating opportunities to talk with your child about being a good citizen and the elections process early on helps develop an understanding of how to ask questions, become an educated voter, and learn how to speak to other citizens in productive ways in order to problem solve.

Get curriculum, toolkits and activities for your classrooms here.

Educator's Blog

Lakeside Legends

In 2023, for the third year, Lakeside High School teamed up with Arkansas PBS to showcase the Arkansas Activities Association’s High School Basketball State Championships as part of “AR PBS Sports.” Lakeside TV, the name of the high school’s broadcast program, is a well-oiled machine. See how they dedicate three days, sunup to sundown, to reporting on the games, producing highlight reels and engaging with fans on social media with Arkansas PBS Production Intern Emily Jefferson now.

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ArkansasIDEAS: Winter Professional Development Challenge Winner Announced

Caddo Hiill School District Science Teacher Terry Wisener wins the 2022-23 Winter Professional Development Challenge presented by ArkansasIDEAS. Read more

Arkansas PBS Public Media News

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