Arkansas PBS Educator's Blog

Fight the “Summer Slide” With Camp AR PBS

Building on the success of “Arkansas AMI,” Arkansas PBS is working to keep families learning all summer long with Camp AR PBS, a collection of free, fun online resources, programming, newsletters and more to help prevent the “summer slide,” where kids can lose two to three months of learning progress between school years. 

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“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” From the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre – “Arkansas AMI”

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.

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“Arkansas AMI” – Week 8 Schedule

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.

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Schoolhouse Daily Newsletter Weekly Roundup – May 15, 2020

Our Schoolhouse Daily Newsletter was chock-full of videos, games, and advice to help students keep learning and staying active while school doors are closed.  We observed a phenomenon that only happens in Hawaii as we watched PBS Digital Studios’ “Physics Girl.” As we played the game “freeze,” we practiced the important skill of self-control. Plus, we explored new science activities like growing sprouts from beans to creating a flashlight constellation. Have a look at the list, there is plenty to see and do! 

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