Education

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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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Resources


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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Join Arkansas PBS for Reading in the Delta this May

FREE family event with a meal - AR PBS will host 5 in-person events and provide take-home educational kits targeting 200 families in the Delta region focused on reading and family activities during the first two weeks of May 2022. A meal will be provided during the event.

Events are scheduled for the following cities and dates:

  • Brinkley - May 3, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brinkley Convention Center Park, 1501 Weatherby Dr. Brinkley, AR
  • Eudora - May 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eudora City Park, Eudora, AR
  • Forrest City - May 9, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m. Forrest City Library – 421 S Washington, Forrest City, AR
  • Pine Bluff - May 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pine Bluff Library 600 S. Main, Pine Bluff, AR
  • Hughes - May 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Community Center, 202 N Broadway, Hughes, AR

The events are made possible by funds from the Joan R. and Charles M. Taylor II Memorial Endowment Fund. Other partners include the City of Eudora, Forrest City Library, Pine Bluff Public Library, Arkansas Imagination Library, the City of Hughes, and Refilled Glasses LLC.

Learn more about Reading in the Delta here.



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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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 pbs.org for downloadable resources such as checklists, planners and information on routines and learning at home.



Share What’s Important to You

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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

Interning With Arkansas PBS – Spring 2022

For the spring semester of 2022, Arkansas PBS has been lucky to have several outstanding interns join our staff to create content and support events across the station. Meet three of these phenomenal individuals – University of Central Arkansas’s Yaunica Warren and Rebecca Brown and Hendrix College’s Erin Easterling – now and read on to learn about their internship experiences. Read more

“Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” State Champions

The “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2022” champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at Arkansas PBS Saturday, April 23, and we’re proud to celebrate these outstanding young scholars! Take a look at the phenomenal teams and learn how you can watch this year’s matches on demand after the jump.

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