Countdown to the 2017 Solar Eclipse - Cookeville TN Events

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We are on Solar Eclipse Countdown! Join Ready To Learn project manager Cindy Putman and her three special co-hosts Dr. Steve Robinson, Dr. Amy Winebarger, and Ashley McKee, Cookeville’s History Museum Education Specialist as they share all the events happening to celebrate this historical scientific event.

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More Eclipse Fun - Events for 2017 Solar Eclipse in Upper Cumberland

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We’ve got a special radio show this week! Join Ready To Learn project manager Cindy Putman and her special co-host Dr. Mary Kidd, Assistant Professor of Physics at Tennessee Tech University as they discuss the events leading up to a historical event 500 years in the making: the great Solar Eclipse of 2017.

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Spotlight on 2017 Eclipse Events in the Upper Cumberland

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On this week's Get Ready To Learn Radio show, WCTE and Putnam County Schools Ready To Learn Project manager host Cindy Putman is joined by a special friend. Putman's special guest co-host is Putnam County Library's Chelsea Gifford to discuss upcoming special events for the August 21st Solar Eclipse.

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Spotlight on Free Community Events & Back-To-School Tips - Summer 2017

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Join Ready To Learn project manager Cindy Putman as she flies solo on this week’s edition of WCTE's Get Ready To Learn Radio Show. Putman wants everyone to know about the great community events that are taking place for kids and families across the Upper Cumberland in the coming weeks and months.

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Spotlight on Cookeville Children's Museum Invention Convention - July 29th

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn show, host Cindy Putman is joined by three very special co-hosts from the Cookeville Children’s Museum: Amanda Carlen, managing director; Casey Overstreet, event chair (and mother of four), and Tiffany Anton, director of marketing. They shared more about a special event happening in Cookeville on July 29th.

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WCTE Invites You to Make a Big Splash at The Gilley Pool - July 21st

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Join us on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show as Ready To Learn Project Manager Cindy Putman talks with Jodi Pitts, Special Events coordinator for WCTE. They discuss the importance of community outreach and special events. Plus Jodi shares how her vision for outreach helped her partner with Warren County's Gilley Pool for the upcoming Splash & Bubbles Pool Party July 21st!

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Spotlight on 2017 Back-to-School Bash at Putnam County Fairgrounds

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Join WCTE Cindy Putman Ready To Learn Project Manager as she talks with Bob Sotis from Life Church about the upcoming Back-to-School Bash. WCTE has partnered with Life Church and Putnam County schools for the past three years to participate in the Back To School Bash. Sotis and Putman share some of their fond memories of last year's event.

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Summer Fun for Parents of Toddlers

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman and special co-host Carrie Brown Jones, English teacher and director of the theatre program at Monterey High School. Jones is also mom to an adorable toddler. They discuss the challenges of being a working mom, plus ways to enhance learning for toddlers.

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Spotlight on Algood Elementary School Writing Coach & Educator Beth Anderson

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman and special co-host Beth Anderson, Algood Elementary School’s Writing Coach as they discuss the power of writing to help kids be successful in all subjects in school.

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Spotlight on Children's Reading Foundation of Upper Cumberland

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman & co-host Tina Smith, Exec. Dir. of the Children's Reading Foundation of Upper Cumberland, as they discuss the importance of reading in a child’s life. They will also chat about the Read Conference 2017, plus ways to stop the summer slide, Ready For Kindergarten classes, and the importance of 3rd grade for students.

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Spotlight on Ready 2 Go Program & Putnam County Career Coaching for High School Students

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Ready To Learn Project Manager Cindy Putman as she has two special co-hosts, Amy Profant and Rhonda England, Putnam County School Systems Academic Career Coaches. They share more about the Ready 2 Go program for rising 9th & 10th graders in Putnam County.

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Spotlight on Author Jennie Ivey & Importance of Telling Your Story

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This morning on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show, join project manager Cindy Putman as she visits with special co-host local writer and published author Jennie Ivey who will talk about careers and how important it is to tell your story.

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Spotlight on Falling Water River Regional Library with Amanda Yother

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Check out WCTE’s Get Ready to Learn radio show on 107.7 &1400 Saturday at 9:30 as Ready To Learn Project Manager Cindy Putman is joined by Amanda Yother, assistant director of the Falling Water River Regional Library. They will discuss “Build A Better World” which is the TN Library’s summer project, plus share more info about free online books and videos and the importance of reading everyday!

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Shaping a Life: A Teacher’s Lifelong Impact

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This week on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio, we reminisce about some special memories held dear in the heart of our host Cindy Putman. Join us as we step back in time and relive some wonderful memories from Cindy's time at Parkview Elementary School in Cookeville. In honor of National Teacher's Appreciation Week, we salute all educators who have impacted their students' lives.

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Celebrate the Teachers in Your Life for Teacher's Appreciation Week

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join RTL Project Manager Cindy Putman as she has a special co-host Brenda Hughett. Putman and Hughett discuss the Putnam County Schools’ LEAPs and 21st Century Programs. They also share some special memories about teachers who had an important impact in their lives.

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WCTE’s Educational Team can customize workshops or professional development trainings for your group or organization. For workshop information, or to inquire about scheduling a workshop, call 921-528-2222 x. 227 or email us.

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