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AETN offers new 'Agri Arkansas' courses in ArkansasIDEAS learning management system (LMS)

Posted 08 Jun 2015

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is now offering professional development courses based on the local production 'Agri Arkansas' through the new ArkansasIDEAS learning management system (LMS). The courses can be accessed at

AETN launched the new ArkansasIDEAS LMS June 1. Improvements to the system include: convenient access from mobile devices, more technology features, simpler navigation and a new layout.

'These courses give teachers a very good background on agriculture in Arkansas, and the impact it has on the state,' AETN Education Manager Suzanne Jones said. 'The Arkansas History program makes it easier for teachers from other states to obtain their Arkansas educator license.'

New courses developed from AETN's original series 'Agri Arkansas' include:

Courses previously developed around local AETN productions include:

In 2005, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 2318 that created a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and AETN to provide high-quality, online professional development for educators licensed in Arkansas in order to improve teacher quality as a means to increase student achievement. ArkansasIDEAS ( is designed to enhance educators' content knowledge and instructional skills.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).