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Illinois PBS LearningMedia is a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and is produced specifically for teacPBS Kids Schedule January 2020PBS Kids Schedule January 2020andards, 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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Family Day 2017 - PBS Kids Star Party

We took learning 'out of this world' during our 2017 family day event at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, IL. The event, The PBS Kids Star Party, helped children get a better understanding of the universe and astronomy with a deep dive into space exploration. Learn more at

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‚Äč 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.

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