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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 6, 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, ADE-approved professional development and educational opportunities, as well as a wide range of trainings on multiple platforms, thousands of classroom resources, and state and national initiatives, such as STEM and TESS.

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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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Community Education

Sesame Street in Communities

Arkansas PBS is offering Early Learning workshops on Arkansas PBS Learn. In partnership with Sesame Street in Communities, we hosted four workshops in March 2021. Click here to create an account and view the following workshops:

  • Literacy with Dr. Dionne Jackson
  • Literacy with Kelley Klein
  • Traumatic Experiences with Carol Crockett
  • Health Emergencies with Jackie Govan

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Virtual Early Learning Summit

We are hosting a virtual early learning community summit on literacy for educators, parents and families on Tuesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. You will hear from early learning experts from the community; Dr. Charlotte Green, executive director for Arkansas Imagination Library and founder of Arkansas Preschool Plus, and Sandy Aguirre, early childhood director for CAPCA, and a special guest from Sesame Workshop, Jasmin Williams, senior project manager of U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop.

Click here to register and join us for the summit on Tuesday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

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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.


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 class rooms here.

Educator's Blog

Arkansas PBS Is a Finalist for 14 Public Media Awards

We’re honored to share that Arkansas PBS has been named a finalist for 14 Public Media Awards from the National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) in the 53nd annual competition! Read on to learn more about our nominations for “Excellence in Content,” “Excellence in Education,” “Excellence in Community Engagement,” “Excellence in Marketing/Communication” and more.

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Meatball Jell-O … What?! – “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Memory

It’s almost time to gather around for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on Arkansas PBS, a tradition that teaches us what a proper Thanksgiving is truly all about: gratitude for what we have, understanding for what didn’t turn out just right and being together. Find out what Meatball Jell-O is, and check out ideas for putting your own Charlie Brown-inspired feast together with Arkansas PBS Foundation’s Sara Willis after the jump.

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