Posted 11 Jun 2014
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) are pleased to announce the newly redesigned ArkansasIDEAS website, ideas.aetn.org. The new design will make the resources available from AETN and ArkansasIDEAS easier to navigate.
AETN works side by side with the ADE to provide teachers with quality, online, ADE-approved professional development and educational resources for K-12 educators through ArkansasIDEAS. More than half a million credit hours have been earned by Arkansas educators since ArkansasIDEAS was created in 2006.
Administrators can use the portal to organize professional learning communities and assign specific professional development to individuals or groups within their organizations. Schools have been using the online portal for child maltreatment mandated reporter training, Arkansas History, training for coaches, and parental involvement. However, the portal is also beneficial for specific content areas like foreign languages and fine arts.
Resources available from AETN include websites devoted to Common Core State Standards implementation, STEM professional development and TESS support. ArkansasIDEAS offers face-to-face trainings, webinars, and mobile labs for checkout. AETN supports education with early childhood education support and access to online resources like AETN PBSLearningMedia.
A short tutorial video on navigating the new website is available in the “What’s New” section of the site’s home page.
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 aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).