Enjoy free television-based and web-based educational tools to help facilitate learning at home.
Enjoy a TV lineup of Science, History, Math, and
English Language Arts programming with related learning assets from
The WORLD Channel ‘At-Home Learning’ instructional television service is geared towards students grades 9-12. Television content will be supplemented with additional resources from PBS LearningMedia. These resources were developed based on feedback from educators, are aligned to curriculum standards in every state, and contextualized for educational use. Get access to grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons, and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects.
My Stay-at-Home Diary
My Stay-at-Home Diary is a new children’s series, created and filmed by kids ages 6 to 13 and their families around the world, including Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, The Netherlands, and the United States of America. Through the points of view and cameras of the featured kids, we see their lives, hear their worries, and learn about what they’re doing to stay busy and have fun during this time of COVID-19. Learn more at wsiu.org/msahd. Sponsored locally by Child Care Resource & Referral.
At Home Learning World Channel | Weekdays 11am – 4pm
The new WORLD Channel ‘At-Home Learning’ instructional television service is offered over-the-air, for free, via antenna and on cable networks carrying the WORLD Channel and will be available to WSIU | WUSI | WSEC | WMEC | WQEC viewers. The service is not available via satellite services. Having troubling finding WORLD Channel? Find help. Not seeing WORLD Channel in your channel line-up? Contact your cable provider to encourage them to carry WORLD Channel. WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from our own. Learn more.
Each weekday from 11am – 4pm, students grade 6 – 12 can enjoy instructional television content featuring some of public media’s most informative and educational series focused on science, math, history, and English language arts. This programming block is the newest component of WSIU’s ‘Public Media Resources for Home Learning’ initiative available to school districts, classroom teachers, and parents who are looking to keep children educationally engaged. Each program featured in the instruction television block includes free curriculum materials from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources co-managed by WGBH and PBS.
PBS LearningMedia is a free service that offers thousands of contextualized learning materials aligned to state and national standards. The site allows educators to curate and share educational media that supplements the units they’re teaching.
All Day on the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel
Our award-winning PBS KIDS program line-up continues each morning daily on WSIU, WUSI, WSEC, WQEC & WMEC TV (the afternoon block has been preempted for instructional television for middle school learners).
Access our brand new around-the-clock PBS KIDS channel!
The PBS Kids 24/7 Channel is a free service available over-the-air via antenna and on select cable service networks. Viewers may also access the channel online for free on pbskids.org and via the PBS KIDS Video App. Please note: Households may need to perform a channel re-scan in order to receive the broadcast via the channels listed below. The service is not available to satellite customers.
Watch clips and full episodes of PBS KIDS shows for free anytime on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast using the PBS KIDS Video App.
Enjoy Family-Friendly Television 24 Hours A Day
Learn At Home with PBS KIDS
Explore reading, math, science, life lessons, and more on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream! The TV schedule below offers you and your child a chance to learn anytime alongside your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
The PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel ensures PBS KIDS’ high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends, and when school is out of session.
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WSIU Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Cape Girardeau, MO
8.1 WSIU HDTV
8.2 WSIU World
8.3 WSIU Create
8.4 WSIU PBS Kids
WUSI Olney, IL | Terre Haute, IN
16.1 WUSI HDTV
16.2 WUSI World
16.3 WUSI Create
16.4 WUSI PBS Kids
WSEC Springfield, IL | Decatur, IL
14.1 WSEC HDTV
14.2 WSEC World
14.3 WSEC Create
14.4 WSEC PBS Kids
WQEC Quincy, IL | Hannibal, MO
27.1 WQEC HDTV
27.2 WQEC World
27.3 WQEC Create
27.4 WQEC PBS Kids
WMEC Macomb, IL | Keokuk, IA
22.1 WMEC HDTV
22.2 WMEC World
22.3 WMEC Create
22.4 WMEC PBS Kids
PBS LearningMedia is a free public media education platform available to every teacher and student across the country.
Bringing together the best available high-quality media from 1500 public media producers and more than 350 local PBS stations, PBS LearningMedia is a next-generation digital media platform for PreK-16 classrooms to help re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and more creatively engage students.
The platform delivers classroom-ready, high-quality content tied to curriculum standards, professional development courses, a robust content delivery system, and a flexible infrastructure designed for customization and seamless integration into existing services.
Social Studies: Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.
Science: Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools.
Mathematics: Bring math concepts to life through interactive games, animations and engaging media resources.
English: Browse standards-aligned ELA resources for students in all grades.
Illinois-specific Content: P.S. Illinois: The Paul Simon Collection is a set of multimedia social studies resources honoring the life and legacy of the late Paul Simon. The collection is designed to complement United States and Illinois Government, World and American History, Current Events, Journalism, Geography and General Social Studies courses in high schools and middle schools.