Bahai Temple - Wilmette, IL
Bahai Temple - Wilmette, IL
Located in Wilmette, IL, The Bahai House of Worship is the oldest surviving Bahai House of Worship in the world, and the only one in the United States. It stands in north suburban Cook County, on the shores of Lake Michigan. In 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (Wikipedia).
The Illinois River
The Illinois River
The Illinois River is a principal tributary of the Mississippi River The river was important among Native Americans and early French traders as the principal water route connecting the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. The river serves as a link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi. (Wikipedia).
Cloud Gate, Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Cloud Gate, Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Cloud Gate is a public sculpture that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in Chicago. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed ‘The Bean’ because of its shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It measures 33 by 66 by 42 feet and weighs 110 short tons. (Wikipedia)
Coal Miners in Illinois
Coal Miners in Illinois
Coal mining has deep roots in southern Illinois. The Illinois Basin has produced more than eight billion tons of coal in Southern Illinois, particularly in the Harrisburg Coal Field and the Western Coal Fields of Kentucky. (Wikipedia)
The Davis Mansion - Bloomington, IL
The Davis Mansion - Bloomington, IL
The David Davis Mansion, also known as Clover Lawn, is a Victorian home in Bloomington, Illinois that was the residence of David Davis, Supreme Court Justice (1862–1877) and Senator from Illinois. The mansion has been a state museum since 1960 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. (Wikipedia)
Fermilab - Batavia, IL
Fermilab - Batavia, IL
Fermilab is a US Dept. of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics (Wikipedia).
Shawnee Hills, Southern Illinois
Shawnee Hills, Southern Illinois
Over 20 wineries & vineyards produce wines and grow grapes within the Shawnee Hills located near Ava, IL (Wikipedia).
The Great Seal of Illinois
The Great Seal of Illinois
The Great Seal of Illinois was originally designed in 1819. In 1867 and was redesigned in 1868. (Wikipedia)
The Illinois Capitol Building - Springfield IL
The Illinois Capitol Building - Springfield IL
The Illinois State Capitol is home to the executive and legislative branches of the state government in Illinois (Wikipedia).
Log Cabin – Charleston, IL
Log Cabin – Charleston, IL
A log cabin similar to this one, found in Charleston, IL, was the humble home of the 16th President of United States, Abraham Lincoln (Wikipedia).
Illinois State Capitol
Illinois State Capitol
The Illinois State Capitol is a popular gathering place for civic action.
Miigrant Communities
Miigrant Communities
Learn how migrant communities help support Illinois business.
O'Hare International Airport – Chicago, IL
O'Hare International Airport – Chicago, IL
O'Hare International Airport is among the Four busiest airports in the US and is largest hub of United Airlines and second-largest hub of American airlines. Some of the airport’s most iconic features include its moving walkways located in concourse C and the ‘Sky’s the Limit’ lights sculpture located at concourse B (Wikipedia).
Starved Rock State Park – Oglesby, IL
Starved Rock State Park – Oglesby, IL
Starved Rock State Park is located in Oglesby, IL and is characterized by its many canyons and endless canopies of native trees. Visitors can enjoy numerous hiking trails, cultural and historical activities, water sports, horseback riding, eagle watching and winter sports (Wikipedia).
White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer
The white-tailed deer is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The species was adopted as the official state animal in 1982 (Wikipedia).
Illinois Renewable Energy
Illinois Renewable Energy
Illinois’ vast prairie positions the state as a prime location for collecting wind energy. Illinois wind farms can be founded dotted up and down the state (Wikipedia).
illinois flag
illinois flag
The Great Seal of Illinois was originally designed in 1819. In 1867 and was redesigned in 1868 (Wikipedia).
The Great Seal of Illinois
The Great Seal of Illinois
The Great Seal of Illinois was originally designed in 1819. In 1867 and was redesigned in 1868 (Wikipedia).
   

About the Illinois Education Collaborative

We are in a transformative time for education. The way we learn, how we learn, and where we learn is sharped largely by the technologies available to educators and students.

The 20 public media agencies in Illinois – 7 PBS affiliate television stations and 13 NPR affiliate radio stations -- comprise the largest broadcasting network in our state. We reach nearly all households with free, over-the-air, noncommercial broadcast as well as satellite, cable, and digital multi-platform services, delivering the highest quality educational technologies to millions of learners. We provide relevant programming that helps people learn about the world around them and gain success in school and in life.

Our Services

In 2011, our stations formed a group that collaborated to test a new digital media resource: Illinois PBS LearningMedia. This service allows teachers and students in Illinois free access to local and national classroom-ready, digital resources from premiere educational sources. Today, this group, known as the Illinois Education Collaborative, provides expanded services and technical support to help diverse learners envision and grow toward healthy and sustainable futures. Through this website and related digital media, Illinois Education Collaborative invites you to experience the power of public media in Illinois and beyond.

Our Resources

Visit our resources page to find materials for teachers and students. Many of which include FREE local and national classroom-ready, digital resources from premiere educational sources like Illinois PBS Learning Media.

Our Stations

Seven PBS-affiliate television stations and thirteen NPR-affiliate radio stations comprise the largest broadcasting network in our state. Learn more about each of these stations.

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