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Arkansas AMI – Week 2 Schedule

It’s the second week of Arkansas AMI, and we have fresh programming and resources for you! Find out what’s new this week and a copy of the week’s programming schedule after the jump.

Schoolhouse Daily Weekly Round-up – April 3

We had a great week with Schoolhouse Daily, taking in videos from PBS Digital Studios – like The Art Assignment's "Public Art Trip to NYC – along with fun science and math activities, including instructions on how to build and test a paper bridge! Read on to see them all and learn how to sign up for ideas in your inbox every week day.

Arkansas AMI – Week 1 Schedule

It’s our first week of “Arkansas AMI” (Alternative Methods of Instruction), and we’re excited to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to bring school to you at home! Read on to check out the schedule. 

Tell Your Story in an Unprecedented Time

In times like these, the power of storytelling brings us together and makes everyone feel less alone. And you have a part to play. PBS American Portrait is a national storytelling project inviting people across the nation to join the conversation about what it really means to be an American today. Read on to see why telling your story - and Arkansas’s - matters now more than ever.

Learning at Home With Arkansas PBS and ADE

As Arkansas’s only statewide broadcasting network, Arkansas PBS is proud to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 8th grade students in response to mandatory school closures due to the new coronavirus. Find out more after the jump about how this process will work every weekday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. starting March 30!

Support for Educators and Parents on ArkansasIDEAS 

Are you a teacher looking for online lesson plan inspiration for your students? Are you a parent looking to supplement your child’s AMI work? Regardless of your role, ArkansasIDEAS has online learning resources from PBS LearningMedia for you!

We’re Here for You – Educational Resources

Arkansas PBS is stepping up in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education in response to COVID-19 to keep students learning. From instructional classroom content and fun activities to professional development, read on to find out how we’re supporting education for Arkansas parents and teachers.

Staying Informed – COVID-19 in Arkansas

With the latest local and national updates, Arkansas PBS is here to provide the information you need during challenging times. We’re proud to be your partner in public awareness, safety, information and education. Read on to learn where you can find our most recently updated resources.

“Arkansans Ask: COVID-19”

We all know that it’s important to be aware of COVID-19 as cases of the coronavirus increase across the state. But what do we really need to do? Share your questions for expert guests from Arkansas Department of Health, UAMS Health and Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and hear how the sate of Arkansas is responding Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. on “Arkansans Ask: COVID-19.”

Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2020

Do you have a teller of tall tales, an illustrator extraordinaire or a budding poet in grades K-3? Make sure they enter the Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest by Friday, April 17, for a chance to win great prizes! Read on for specifics and rules.

100-Day New Member Challenge — Be an Arkansas PBS Champion

We’re excited to announce that the Susan Howarth Foundation has issued Arkansas PBS an exciting challenge: if we gain 3,000 new members in 100 days, Arkansas PBS will receive $20,000 for programming expenses! Find out how you can help after the jump.

Arkansas PBS — What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? An identity? A Mission? A Statement! A Rallying Cry! Hear why AETN has been a place for every Arkansan for more than 50 years and will continue to do so as Arkansas PBS with AETN Executive Director Courtney Pledger.

Arkansas PBS Sports: High School Basketball Championships 2020

It’s a matter of days until tip-off of the 2020 1-6A boys and girls high school basketball state championships! Get ready for the Arkansas Activity Association’s big dance and watch our live coverage from the Hot Springs Convention Center Bank OZK Arena March 12-14.

Leap Into Learning Literacy With ArkansasIDEAS

Saturday, February 29, is a leap day — an extra day added to every fourth year to keep the calendar in line with the solar year. Since we only have one February 29 every four years, it is a day worthy of celebration! Learn how educators can use their extra day to leap in learning literacy and win supplies for their classrooms after the jump.

Perfect Pairs – Valentine’s Day 2020

Peanut butter and jelly, nuts and bolts, salt and pepper, Masterpiece PBS and Sunday nights – some things were just meant to go together! See our top 10 perfect pairs this Valentine’s Day, and tell us about your favorites after the jump.

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