What is Arizona PBS Educational Outreach?
We specialize in supporting educators and students in the classroom, and families at home by creating and connecting quality PBS educational content to national and common core state standards. We help our constituents improve student performance through evidence and research-based content that is relevant and engaging. We accomplish this through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, radio, other media, outreach activities, and a variety of community-based initiatives.
Today, Arizona PBS Educational Outreach provides digital resources and face-to-face community outreach throughout the state including innovative research-based workshops for early childhood. As the educational arm of Arizona PBS Public Television, Arizona PBS Educational Outreach is a trusted PreK-16 resource that uses the most innovative educational technologies to enrich the lives of children, students, educators, caregivers and parents through quality outreach programs and services that educate, inform, and inspire.
Individual educators, schools and districts can become members of Arizona PBS and receive special educational discounts in addition to those offered by the station.
Parent & Educator Resources
The Latino and Native-American community have a rich culture here in the Southwest, particularly Arizona.
On Arizona PBS Learning Media’s website, there is a plentiful amount of material on these communities, for both teachers and parents alike. All of the resources here line up with state and national standards.
PBS LearningMedia is a valuable resource for teachers across all age groups and experience level. If teachers register for a free account, they have access to resources such as lesson plans, videos, teaching ideas and more!
Arizona PBS Educational Outreach has launched a new free service that sends tips and resources promoting child development via text message.
Bright by Text is a free parent and caregiver messaging program for parents with children from age 0-5 years old. The service is designed to be relevant to today’s families, providing quality information and trusted resources to any caregiver, including hard-to-reach, low income families and informal caregivers.
The Registry provides the early childhood workforce in Arizona a platform to gather necessary training for professional development, and archive them all in one convenient location. On top of that, there are scholarship options for early educators who want to further their education.
Arizona PBS KIDS features an array of programming to help young children master important skills, ranging from reading and basic math and science to problem solving and emotional skills.
The 2018 Arizona PBS Kids Writers Contest is open to all Arizona Kindergarten through Fifth Grade (K-5) students. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading and writing skills through hands-on active learning. We look forward to reading all your entries. The deadline is July 9, 2018. Good luck!