WCTE & PBS Kids Offers Free Tools & Resources for Parents of Young Learners

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Thanks to a Ready To Learn grant to CPB and PBS from Congress and the U.S. Dept of Ed, there are great free apps for your kids. These apps combine innovative transmedia content, learning analytics and parent reporting features that are revolutionizing how we create media to engage kids, advance their learning, assess their understanding, and support their progress!

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Ways to Get Involved - Be a Caring, Consistent Adult in a Child's Life

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This week on WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show, RTL Learning Tools Facilitator Cindy Putman and Lee Wray, American Graduate project manager share stories about the past months of their cradle to career initiatives.

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High School's Over - What Next? Helpful Resources for Students & Parents in Tennessee

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A community that supports students is a community looking at long range economic development and prosperity for all its citizens. This blog post shares some important resources for students and parents looking to receive financial assistance for post high school education and training.

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WCTE FREE Film Screening June 15 features T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

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This screening event will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.

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Spotlight on Putnam County School LEAPS Camp & Summer Feeding Program

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WCTE is proud to partner with local organizations in the Upper Cumberland that are making a difference in the lives of children and families. This week on our Get Ready To Learn radio show, Cindy Putman speaks with some of our partners.

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WCTE Staff Named to National PBS Committees

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Two senior staff members of WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS were recently elected to serve on PBS national committees.

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Kids & Animals - Empathy through Caring for Living Things

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PBS Parents recently released an article about how caring for living things teaches empathy to kids. From something small like a plant or fish, to a dog or cat or even a human baby, there are many lessons to be learned from providing different levels of care to those who depend on us.

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Improving Your Child's Health with Fermented Food

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This is a guest post from Sarah Nelson, who will join Cindy Putman on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show May 28th. Sarah is a local farmer who has a wide range of knowledge about health & growing things.

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How Your Child's Diet Contributes to His or Her Emotional Well-being

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The food your child eats does more than just nourish his or her body. It also serves as a way to nourish his mind and emotional health. Learn more about how to promote health in your child.

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Annual WCTE Great TV Auction Kicks Off June 2

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WCTE’s annual Great TV Auction kicks off on Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. The Auction airs live on WCTE from 7-11 p.m. June 2-5 and June 9-12.

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Children & Suicide - Helping a Community Heal

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When a child commits suicide, the family, the school system, and the community are rocked to their very cores. WCTE Ready To Learn radio host Cindy Putman shares resources and information to help.

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WCTE Partners With Chick-fil-A for The Big Payback May 3

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WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS is participating in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. This is the first year that WCTE is taking part in the event.

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Run For Your Mama Kicks Off ‘Run the Cumberland’ May 7

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WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will hold the 5th annual Run For Your Mama Double Pump 5K on Saturday, May 7 in Cookeville.

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WCTE & TTU Offer Screening of TED Talks: Science & Wonder April 22

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The public is invited to a free community screening of TED Talks: Science & Wonder, part of a recent PBS TED Talks series, on Friday, April 22, at the TTU Oakley STEM Center Auditorium.

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WCTE FREE Lunchtime Film Screening April 6

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Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, and WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, is excited to offer an advance screening of Peace Officer, a film by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber.

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