About the Illinois Education Collaborative
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.
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.
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.