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
The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premier theatre for young audiences, is bringing“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” to Arkansas PBS to show students the connections between science, engineering, and the arts! This week on “Arkansas AMI,” Blueberry the puppet and friends are designing and constructing shadow puppets with supplies found in their own homes and encouraging the students of Arkansas to join them in the challenge. Learn more about Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre’s Great Puppet Challenge – and “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” – after the jump. Read more
Can you believe it’s been seven weeks, and this is our last week of “Arkansas AMI”? Since March 17, we have dedicated the majority of our resources to keep students learning from home. We have an array of programming and learning activities to help children stay engaged and finish the school year strong. See what you can expect this week – from a new partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center to “Arkansas AMI” favorites – in this week’s blog. Read more
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