Illinois Education Collaborative

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.

These 20 public media agencies in Illinois 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 like PBS TeacherLine??? 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 Station Members

Illinois Public Media, WILL (University of Illinois)
300 North Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 333-7300
Contact: Kimberlie Kranich

WSIU Public Broadcasting (Southern Illinois University)
1100 Lincoln Drive, Suite 1003
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-4343
Contact: Beth Spezia

WDCB Public Radio (College of Du Page)
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-3707
Contact: Clarise Kavooras

5400 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 509-5533
Contact: Carmen Schmidt


WEIU (Eastern Illinois University) 
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-7193
Contact: Ke’an Armstrong


101 State Street
Peoria, IL 61602-1547
(309) 677-4747
Contact: Mary Heinemann

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WQPT Quad Cities PBS (Western Illinois University)
3300 River Dirve
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 764-2400 x65026
Contact: Michael Carton


WUIS (University of Illinois at Springfield) 
One University Plaza, WUIS-130
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
(217) 206-6402
Contact: Bill Wheelhouse

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Post Office Box 6248
Springfield, IL 62708
(217) 483-7887
Contact: Ed Strong


WVIK Augustana Public Radio (Augustana University) 
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-7554
Contact: Jay Pearce

The Illinois Education Collaborative (IEC) is supported by:

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