NASA DownlinkOn 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 ArkansasThe 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 WeekPartnering 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 ArkansasPortraits 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 KnowStacey 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-ExpressionArkansas 2019 Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo illustrates her relationship-based approach to nurturing self-expression in her students.
Suicide Prevention - Looking DeeperAccording 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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