TeacherLine About

PBS TeacherLine is an accredited professional development program designed to help teachers acquire the skills they need to prepare students for a successful future. We are pleased to offer this service to teachers in the Southern Illinois area.

Each PBS TeacherLine course is run over a six-week period and takes between 15-30 hours to complete. The courses take place online with a facilitator in charge of the material and discussions. The class consists of 10 to 25 fellow educators from around the region, the state or even the nation. Scheduled courses are either offered nationally or associated with a local affiliate. National courses may include learners from anywhere in the United States.

Courses offered by local affiliates will be comprised of learners from your state or region. The PBS TeacherLine course catalog has over 145 courses to choose from and any course may be requested by a district. Teachers may also gain recognition for classroom technology integration through the PBS TeacherLine/ISTE Certificate of Proficiency Capstone Program.

Facilitated Learning

PBS TeacherLine provides online professional development through facilitated courses, a supportive learning community, and exemplary professional resources. If you have never taken an online course, prepare yourself for a relaxing, yet rigorous learning experience.
Your facilitator will be a highly trained educator who holds, at the minimum, a master’s degree. All of our facilitators have completed the PBS TeacherLine Facilitator Training Program. While taking your online course with PBS TeacherLine, you can be assured that your facilitator will be available to answer any questions you might have. In addition to having a facilitator who is readily available, the courses are structured in such a manner that you will learn and engage with your classmates in an online community setting.
The staff at the PBS TeacherLine help desk are readily available to assist you with technical questions.

How Do I Enroll In A Course?

To enroll in a course, you must be a PBS TeacherLine member and agree to PBS TeacherLine’s “Terms of Service.” To enroll, click the button below to visit the PBS TeacherLine website and click the ‘Course Catalog’ link to search for courses based on a particular subject or grade level.

Technical Requirements

Teachers enrolled in PBS TeacherLine courses should have access to high-speed Internet and access to a web browser. Your computer should also have the capability to stream video. A printer will be needed to print the certificate of completion at the end of the course.

TeacherLine Mission Statement

To increase and facilitate knowledge using technology for teachers and positively effect student learning in the classroom. Our objective is to make available to educators, user-friendly professional development online courses that integrate technology in a collegial atmosphere using PBS TeacherLine’s asynchronous learning.

Looking for more Classroom Resources? Check out PBS LearningMedia

WSIU and its PBS partners from across the state have launched PBS LearningMedia Illinois Edition, a new library of FREE digital media resources and support materials designed for the classroom, homeschooling use and professional development.

PBS LearningMedia is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. PBS LearningMedia builds on the strength of public media and is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans.

You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can also favorite, and share resources with your class and colleagues through folders and social media. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia’s basic service is free for PreK-12 educators. Learn more.

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