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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Spotlight on Served Like a Girl at Putnam County Library May 14th

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Join us for this week’s Get Ready To Learn radio show as host Cindy Putman, WCTE’s Ready To Learn Project Manager is joined by Kristy Keeling, WCTE’s Education and Community Impact Manager for a discussion on the upcoming free screening at the Putnam County Library on Monday, May 14th.

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Spotlight on Storyfest 2018 in Cookeville, TN

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman as she chats with Beth Thompson and Peggy Fragopolous about Storyfest that is returning to Dogwood Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

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Spotlight on TTU College of Education & Importance of Educators in the Upper Cumberland

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Can you think of a person who had a positive impact on your life as a child? Did a favorite teacher come to mind? If that is the case then you will enjoy hearing WCTE’s Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and Julie Baker, Associate Dean of The College Of Education at Tennessee Tech University, discuss the importance of highly trained educators and their impact on the Upper Cumberland.

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Spotlight on Summer Learning & Child Care Options for 2018

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host, Cynthia Putman and Putnam County School System Extended Learning Coordinator, Brenda Hughett, as they share about the learning opportunities available during the summer of 2018 for Putnam County students.

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The Least Intimidating Way to Start a Running Habit

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WCTE is committed to building a healthier community, and one way that we are striving to do this is with our Run the Cumberland Medal Series! Visit http://www.wcte.org/run/ to learn more and consider signing up for a future race!

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Spotlight on Autism Awareness & Sesame Street's Julia

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host, Cynthia Putman as she shares about the topic of Autism, introduces Julia from Sesame Street, and shares tips for understanding Autism. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect approximately one in every 68 children in the US, but while the ASD diagnosis is common, the public’s understanding of ASD is varied.

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Spotlight on TTU WOW 2018

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Join Cynthia Putman, WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn Radio Host, along with Kristy Keeling WCTE’s Education and Community Impact Manager, and Kaitlin Salyers, Committee Chair for Tennessee Tech University’s upcoming International Festival Window on the World as they discuss this free community event.

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Do you remember what it was like to be a second grader?

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Join Ready To Learn radio show host Cindy Putman as she interviews two second graders from Capshaw Elementary, Gaspar and Juana, as they share about their adventures in school. These two Putnam County School System students have been in the LEAPs program for the past two years.

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Spotlight on Youth Villages in Upper Cumberland

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host, Cynthia Putman and Tiffany Maynard, Foster Parent Recruiter for Youth Villages, as they discuss the need for Foster parents in the Upper Cumberland. Maynard answers questions that people considering becoming Foster Parents will be able to use to help make an informed decision.

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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.