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Arkansas PBS delivers more than 45,000 ‘Rise and Shine’ summer learning booklets

Posted 01 Aug 2022

Network distributing Power Packets to families, organizations, schools each week to help students gain key knowledge between school years

 

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS has delivered more than 45,000 summer learning Power Packets in the first four weeks of “Rise and Shine,” an extensive educational program aligned with Arkansas academic standards designed to boost summer learning and offer K-5 students an engaging way to gain academic knowledge between school years. The series continues on Arkansas PBS weekdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. through Aug. 12.

 

"Rise and Shine" Power Packets are free summer activity booklets for kids that are created in both English and Spanish and designed to extend learning beyond the broadcast. Since the program began on July 5, Power Packets have been distributed to families and organizations reaching children in 72 Arkansas counties. Families and students across the state are encouraged to download Power Packets at myarpbs.org/riseandshine.

 

Each weekday, students can tune in to “Rise and Shine” for lessons led by Arkansas Teachers of the Year and featuring virtual field trips with partners across the state. Field trips for week four include:

 

Field trips for week five will include:

 

Other special segments throughout the week will include science with "Wendy Weather Balloon,” nutrition information with “Zach Lunch,” Mr. Steve, The Music Man music videos, “When I Was a 3rd Grader” animated shorts and spelling practice in “Spelling Bs With Benji and Bart.”  

 

In addition to broadcast, the programming is now available on-demand through streaming devices, the Engage Arkansas PBS app and on the Arkansas PBS website. More information about the “Rise and Shine” program, including PDFs of the Power Packets to download and the request form to receive printed Power Packets by mail for, is available at myarpbs.org/riseandshine.

 

For photos of the program, visit myarpbs.org/riseandshinephotos.

 

About “Rise and Shine”

Consisting of more than 90 hours of high quality programming including mini-lessons from Arkansas Teachers of the Year, “Rise and Shine” segments are grounded in the learning targets provided by the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. With over 15 original songs, five original digital shorts, more than 30 field trip segments and dozens of mini-lesson segments featuring Arkansas teachers, much of “Rise and Shine” is locally produced. Also available are supplemental printed learning activities in both English and Spanish.

 

About Arkansas PBS 

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watch, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain) and KETS (Forrest City).  

 

About Arkansas Department of Education

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is a division of the Arkansas Department of Education which provides leadership, support and service to schools, districts and communities so every student graduates prepared for college, career, and community engagement. For more information, visit dese.ade.arkansas.gov.

 

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