Education Highlights

WILL - Education Highlights - March 18, 2014

Supercharge Your Math Class with AWESUM Resources

Use this jam-packed, NEW collection of videos, lesson plans, and interactive games to help your students engage with curriculum and tap into the true power of numbers.


WILL - Education Highlights - February 28, 2014

Motivate your child to practice

Don't resort to the failed tactics of your childhood. Try tips from PBSParents.



WILL - Education Highlights - September 26, 2013

PEG + CAT, New Preschool Series

The series follows the spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

Peg and Cat

PBS KIDS and WILL-TV have a new animated  a new animated preschool series, PEG + CAT, that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills. The program airs on WILL-TV weekdays at 8 am and 2 pm. It also airs Saturdays and Sundays at 7 am.

Co-creators Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster) and Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) have teamed with The Fred Rogers Company to bring young viewers a new way to experience math through Peg and Cat’s relatable, and often hilarious, adventures.

Each episode features fascinating stories in which Peg and Cat encounter a problem that requires them to use math and problem solving skills in order to move forward. To learn more, visit pbskids.org/peg.


WILL - Education Highlights - August 20, 2013

Digital Resources for Teachers

If you had one wish for your classroom – what would it be? How about hundreds of free, interactive lesson plans? Wish granted! Illinois Edition of PBS LearningMedia provides over 500 customizable lesson plans ready for the picking. Sign up and find out more.


WILL - Education Highlights - August 05, 2013

100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14

NPR combined audience favorites with expert choices to come up with 100 must-reads.

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WILL - Education Highlights - June 04, 2013

How much screen time is too much?

Should you be limiting the amount of time your kids spend on the laptop or iPad? Hear June 4's Focus discussion with Atlantic senior editor and parent Hanna Rosin, and David Bickham from Boston's Center on Media and Child Health.

Girl reading and boy using laptop computer

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