Childrens Programming
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 WSIU PBS Kids Schedule

Illinois PBS LearningMedia is a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and is produced specifically for teachers. With free access to over 22,000 high-quality resources tied to national standards, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience. Learn More.

Ready To Learn is a grant-funded children's media program targeted toward America's most at-risk kids, but made available to all families and children across the country - including southern Illinois. Ready To Learn's math and literacy-based educational materials provide families with effective content to prepare kids for success in school. Learn More.

WSIU is a PBS TeacherLine station, and we are pleased to offer area educators an accredited professional development program which helps teachers acquire the skills they need to prepare students for a successful future. Choose from over 145 courses in the areas of Reading, Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Instructional Strategies. Get Involved.

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PBS Kids
Raising Readers

For Educators

Teaching Channel

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Stories of Impact

2016 Digital Innovators

PBS and WSIU Public Television are pleased to present the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators for down-state Illinois!

WSIU and PBS Love Teachers

PBS LearningMedia​ for K-12 classrooms offers 100K standards-aligned FREE digital resources for teachers. Learn how to use the site in this welcome video, then create your account at

Plum Landing is an environmental science project which helps children ages 6-9 develop a love for and a connection to the Earth. Watch to learn more!

"Intro to Kindergarten" is a video meant to prepare youngsters for their first school experience. Developed by the Ready To Learn outreach team at WSIU, this video features children and staff from North Side Primary Center in Herrin, Illinois.

Education Events
Fireworks Festival
Rend Lake Office
Saturday, Jul 1
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Reptile Experience
Rend Lake Office
Friday, Jul 7
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
All About Owls!
Rend Lake Office
Saturday, Jul 22
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM