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This Week's Theme: Globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia

No summer would be complete without a global tour, right? This week’s theme offers students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe.

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Literacy for Grades 5-8
Have you tapped the power of digital media in your classroom? Join us as we zero in on adolescent literacy strategies and showcase Common Core-aligned resources from the "Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection." To view our September webinar, please click HERE.

About Illinois Edition

The Illinois Public Broadcasting Council and our member stations present the Illinois Edition of PBS LearningMedia, a free service for all teachers, students and families in Illinois. This rich digital library was created in collaboration with PBS and WGBH, and their producing partners WNET and KET. Content is also supplied by the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education.

Illinois Edition Pilot Project Report

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Click here to download the Executive summary.


Participating Stations

WBEZ Chicago

WCBU Peoria

WDCB Glen Ellyn

WEIU Charleston

WGLT-FM Normal

WILL Urbana

WIUM Macomb


WQPT Moline

WQUB-FM Quincy

WSEC/WQEC/WMEC Springfield

WSIU Carbondale

WTTW Chicago

WTVP Peoria

WUIS Springfield

WVIK Rock Island

WYCC Chicago

Illinois Public Broadcasters Recorded Webinars

Learn how Illinois teachers enhance their lesson plans with Illinois Edition LearningMedia.

Discover the power of media-based resources to inspire, educate and motivate your homeschooler.  Please join us for a deep dive into the free educational service, PBS LearningMedia with a particular focus on student-centered lessons and project-based learning. 

Click HERE for a recording of our most recent webinar.

Click HERE for an introductory webinar featuring Emily Dawson. Emily teaches science at Riverview Grade School in East Peoria and recently launched a weather balloon with her students! WATCH Emily and her students in action!

Want to ignite your lesson plans and build reading skills across content areas? Click HERE to learn how Marybeth McCormick uses Illinois Edition in her second grade classroom at Sparta Primary Attendance Center in Sparta, IL.

State Superintendent Encourages Educators to Use Illinois Edition

READ what Illinois State School Superintendent Dr. Christopher Koch has to say about Illinois Edition of LearningMedia.

New & Notable

Your Chance to Win: Show the world that you're a bona fide PBS Teacher w/ gear from PBS LearningMedia.


America's Innovator: Celebrate Henry Ford's b-day this week w/ these classroom resources from PBS!


Man on the Moon: Tour the moon’s surface on the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's lunar landing.

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