ArkansasIDEAS offers a wide variety of resources to support educators in the classroom, including Arkansas PBS video productions and educational materials, as well as access to PBS resources and LinkedIn Learning technology trainings. There is something to benefit every classroom teacher.

Video Resources

NASA Downlink

On December 10, 2020, Nettleton STEAM Intermediate School students prepared for a once in a lifetime experience. Students in grades 3-6 science classes had a conversation with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station through a shared downlink.

In Search of Arkansas

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas, sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), is a helpful research tool for teachers and students. In Search of Arkansas takes a look at how to navigate the historical database. Ms. Ali Welky, Assistant Editor of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas (EoA), discusses the site's features and offers some suggestions for getting the most out of the EoA.

Red Ribbon Week

Partnering with the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and State Drug Enforcement Director Kirk Lane, as well as the DEA and FBI, Arkansas PBS produced four public service announcements highlighting the toll opioids has had on Arkansas, and the programs and opportunities available to fight the problem of addiction in the state.

Portraits of Courage: The Story of Women's Suffrage in Arkansas

Portraits of Courage explores women's suffrage in The Natural State, taking a unique look at some of the more influential Arkansas suffragists as well as some of the national figures who inspired their fight.

Music in Arkansas: Origins 200 BC - 1941 AD

"Music in Arkansas: Origins 200 BC–1941 AD" tracks the development of Arkansas's rich musical heritage, beginning with the discovery of a 200 BC Hopewell panpipe and concluding as King Biscuit Time hits the airwaves in 1941 Helena. "Origins" explores Arkansas's role in the development of fourteen distinct musical genres, as well as how the rich Arkansas soundscape has been influenced by various shifts in culture and Arkansas's unique geographical regions.

Teaching to Close the Opportunity Gap: Let Them Know

Stacey McAdoo, 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, shares deep insights about why and how she provides opportunities for young people to creatively pursue and express their ideas, addressing the opportunity gaps that exist for marginalized students and showing us how personalized, connective teaching helps students find authentic learning and growth.

Coaching Self-Expression

Arkansas 2019 Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo illustrates her relationship-based approach to nurturing self-expression in her students.

Suicide Prevention - Looking Deeper

According to the Jason Foundation, four out of five teens display warning signs before they attempt suicide. In most cases, however, the seeds of trauma that brought them to that place were planted much earlier.

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PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine is one of many ways that Arkansas PBS and ArkansasIDEAS supports the professional development needs of Arkansas educators. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, PBS TeacherLine offers research-driven and standards-based professional development through facilitated, online courses and collaborative learning communities. These opportunities are designed to help PreK-12 teachers acquire the skills they need to prepare students for successful futures.

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PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia empowers PreK-13+ educators to reimagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more.

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LinkedIn Learning Technology Trainings

You can access technology training and more on LinkedIn Learning through ArkansasIDEAS! With unlimited access to a library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills, and with more than 3,700 technology trainings led by industry experts, LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you are ready to learn.

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