Spotlight on Hope Center | Upper Cumberland

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Tune into this week's WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show with host Cynthia Putman and discover information about a new non-profit adoption agency in the Upper Cumberland. Special guests Crystal Taylor and Jami Thornsberry join Putman and share information that focuses on the adoption journey.

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Spotlight on Reading with Kids, The Great American Read & Stations of Imagination!

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When was the last time someone read you a story? If you can’t remember then you won't want to miss the latest edition of WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show. Host Cynthia Putman is joined by Emily Jones, a Senior Communications major and student intern from Tennessee Tech University. Emily is an avid reader and writer and she and Putman share some favorite PBS Kids books that are perfect for earl

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Spotlight on Putnam Education Partnership (PEP) Foundation

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and her special guest Rick Burnett on this week’s radio show. They share about the difference $4.00 can make in a child’s life in Putnam County.

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Spotlight on WCTE Summer Interns

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Join Cynthia Putman on this edition of the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show as she welcomes two special guests, Seth Jones and Bruce Allen. These young men are both graduates of White County Schools and currently serving as interns at WCTE in the production and education departments.

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Spotlight on Food to the Rescue

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On this edition of WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cynthia Putman sits down with Katelyn Steakley to chat about a nonprofit organization impacting the lives of children and families in the Upper Cumberland.

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Spotlight on Back to School Bash 2018 & Back to School Tips

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Back to School: Transitioning Your Family From Summer to School can be a big challenge for families. Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and Putnam County School System Extended Learning Coordinator Brenda Hughett as they share exciting back to school resources and strategies to ease the transition.

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Spotlight on Even More Tips for Emotional & Physical Health in Kids

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and Putnam County Health Department Public health educator Kayla French as they offer some safety and stress tips and advice. Kayla also shares her expertise about yoga for kids.

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Spotlight on End of Summer Safety Tips Before Back to School

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For a great update on ways to keep kids safe join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and Putnam County Health Department Public health educator Kayla French as they offer some safety and stress tips and advice. Kayla also shares her expertise about yoga for kids and her experience with students at the recent Putnam County Schools Leaps Camp.

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Spotlight on Summer Safety Tips for All Ages

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host, Cynthia Putman and her special guest Brandon Smith, Assistant Director - Special Services Putnam County 911, Public Safety Coordinator Putnam County EMS as they discuss summer safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe for the remainder of the 2018 summer season.

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Spotlight on Putnam County Orgs Working to Clean Up Our Community

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On this week’s WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman and her special guests Shannon Reese, Executive Coordinator at Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission, Reese’ son Yoel who is an elementary school student, and Lisa Luck of the Putnam County Solid Waste and Recycling. Listen to find out all the ways citizens of our community can work to keep it beautiful.

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Spotlight on Campers' Adventures at Summer LEAPs Camp 2018

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What happens when you share WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show with four Putnam County Schools System LEAPs Campers? Lots of laughter, fun, giggles, and plenty of great stories too! On this week's radio show, join host Cynthia Putman with special guests Gaspar, Katelyn, Gianna, and Bobby as they share more about the great adventures from weeks 1 & 2 of LEAPs camp!

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Spotlight on Raising Multi-Cultural Children

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Join us on this edition of WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn with host Cynthia Putman and guest Kathlyn Walter, School Nutrition Supervisor for Putnam County Schools, as they share information about what it’s like to raise a multilingual child. Kathlyn and her husband, who is originally from China, want to teach their daughter both English and Chinese.

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Spotlight on Summer Feeding Programs in Putnam County & Jackson County

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Join us on this edition of WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn with host Cynthia Putman and Kathlyn Walter, School Nutrition Supervisor for Putnam County Schools, as they share information about the summer feeding program in Putnam and Jackson Counties.

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Spotlight on Youth Villages in Upper Cumberland, Part 2

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Join WCTE’s Great Ready to Learn host Cindy Putman and her special guest from Youth Villages as they share about foster care, adoption, Life Set, intensive in-home services and crisis services.

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Spotlight on Youth Villages in Upper Cumberland

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Youth Villages in Cookeville, Tennessee provides many services to the Upper Cumberland. Join WCTE’s Great Ready to Learn host Cindy Putman and her special guest from Youth Villages as they share about foster care, adoption, Life Set, intensive in-home services and crisis services.

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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.

Topics are listed below:

  • Using Media as a learning tool
  • Using PBS kids apps to extend learning
  • How to be your child’s first teacher
  • Sesame Street Workshops
  • How does poverty effect a child’s brain
  • Literacy and Math
  • Brain Development

Workshops can be conducted in English and Spanish.