Nominate your favorite teacher for a One Class at a Time Grant

Nominate your favorite teacher for a One Class at a Time Grant

Fill out this form to submit your nomination for a Heart of Illinois One Class at a Time Grant.

Friday, October 6th 2017, 7:57 am CDT
Local teacher pushes troubleshooting for students with robots

Local teacher pushes troubleshooting for students with robots

School is out for the summer at Olympia Middle, but we couldn't let them go without a $1,000 surprise first.

It's our One Class at a Time grant, to allow the technology teacher to update his class programs.

200 Years from the Heart: Help needed to fund Abe Lincoln's artifacts

200 Years from the Heart: Help needed to fund Abe Lincoln's artifacts

A key part of the Abe Lincoln experience is now part of the crowd sourcing craze. With $9.7 million to go to repay a key loan, the Lincoln Foundation in Springfield has turned to technology's newest method to raise money. It's called GoFundMe. 

One Class at a Time: Farmington Elementary School

One Class at a Time: Farmington Elementary School

Two third grade teachers in Farmington are making sure their students get their jitters out. Our own Jessica Cook introduces us to our latest One Class at a Time grant winners who are all about flexible sitting. For many of us, there was one place to sit

Bloomington teacher wins double with student nominations

Bloomington teacher wins double with student nominations

Teachers touch the lives of many, and receive many thank yous. However, one student in Bloomington took that gratitude to a new level by nominating his teacher for two grant contests... including our One Class at a Time grant.

Teacher in Normal wins big for focus on communication in a digital world

Teacher in Normal wins big for focus on communication in a digital world

Teaching kids communication skills in our digital world is a tough task many teachers face. But it's a challenge our latest One Class at a Time $1,000 grant winner is tackling head on by adding enthusiasm and variety to her syllabus.

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 12:47 pm CDT
Musical PE themed class grabs attention of parents, grandparents

Musical PE themed class grabs attention of parents, grandparents

Musical PE... that's the theme at John L. Hensey school in Washington. The man behind the performance is getting praise from parents and grandparents.

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 11:43 am CDT
Tech teacher wins big in Bartonville

Tech teacher wins big in Bartonville

The job market is ever changing. Our society is now relying on technology more than ever. That's why one Bartonville teacher stresses the importance of technology in his curriculum.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:48 am CDT
Focus on comfortable learning earns Heyworth teacher One Class grant

Focus on comfortable learning earns Heyworth teacher One Class grant


One teacher in the small village of Heyworth is focusing her attention on comfortable learning. It makes her Heart of Illinois ABC's latest One Class at a Time $1,000 grant winner.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:46 am CDT
Emotional surprise for local kindergarten teacher

Emotional surprise for local kindergarten teacher

Teachers often impact students more than words can explain. That's exactly what one local mom has to say about the kindergarten teacher who has taught two of her children. 

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:24 am CDT
Co-teachers win big in Bloomington

Co-teachers win big in Bloomington

Combining academics, music and exercise is just one goal for co-teachers in Bloomington. Knowing their students feel loved, is another.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:23 am CDT
Student gives back to former teacher with classroom grant

Student gives back to former teacher with classroom grant

Good books and an impactful teacher... that's the recipe for success for one local junior high student. Let us introduce you to Angi Shank and Becky Montgomery... a duo leaving lasting impressions on each other far beyond the classroom.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 8:20 am CDT
One Heart of Illinois teacher is making sure students "kiss their brains" everyday

One Heart of Illinois teacher is making sure students "kiss their brains" everyday

Michelle Hudson is a first grade teacher at Harrison Community Learning Center. Her love of teaching and desire to help others inspired one of her colleagues to nominate her for the One Class at a Time grant.

Friday, February 16th 2018, 7:46 am CST by Jessica Cook
Whittier Primary teacher hopes to inspire young minds

Whittier Primary teacher hopes to inspire young minds

Cristen Greer has been a teacher for 12 years. Her sisters nominated her for the One Class at a Time grant. Greer wants to use her grant money to take her students on a trip.

Wednesday, February 7th 2018, 1:56 pm CST by Jessica Cook
One Class at a Time: 7th grade English teacher at Bloomington Junior High is our latest grant winner

One Class at a Time: 7th grade English teacher at Bloomington Junior High is our latest grant winner

Mrs. Sheri Bettis has been teaching at Bloomington Junior High School for the past several years. She's the latest One Class at a Time grant winner.

Wednesday, November 29th 2017, 12:35 pm CST by Jessica Cook
One Class at a Time: Beverly Manor Middle School

One Class at a Time: Beverly Manor Middle School

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Many students develop a hobby, skill, or art for which they're passionate, but they don't always get a chance to explore that skill during school time. This week's One Class at a Time

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 10:32 am CST
Woodrow Wilson Primary hoping for newer, current books

Woodrow Wilson Primary hoping for newer, current books

PEORIA, IL. - After 17 years of teaching children to get excited about reading, it's Mona Wing's dedication that makes her our latest One Class at a Time Grant winner. 

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 6:18 pm CDT
Tremont High School Ag teacher One Class grant winner

Tremont High School Ag teacher One Class grant winner

TREMONT,IL--Classes are about to wrap up soon for many school districts. But for some students their school work will continue into the summer. This week's One Class At A Time Winner has a project that

Monday, June 5th 2017, 1:04 pm CDT

Farmington High School Teacher One Class Winner

FARMINGTON,IL-- Some high school students with an eye on the communications industry are getting a jump start in their classrooms. This week's One Class At A Time Winner is using technology to help students

Monday, June 5th 2017, 1:04 pm CDT
Dunlap school, One Class At A Time Winner

Dunlap school, One Class At A Time Winner

DUNLAP,IL--For some teachers keeping young students engaged for long periods of time can be a challenge. This week's One Class At A Time Winner found a tool she says boost kids attention and achievement.

Monday, June 5th 2017, 1:04 pm CDT