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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Spotlight on Programs Helping Kids: CASA & LEAPs 21st Cyberchase Step It Up!

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn Radio Show, host and Ready To Learn Project manager Cindy Putman is joined by Darlene Jones, program director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Jones and her second grade grandson, Colton, join Putman as they discuss CASA and the interesting programs that PBS KIDS have that appeal to a second grader.

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How the M.A.S.H. Program is Honoring Our Veterans, Part 2

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The conversation continues this week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show as host Cindy Putman and co-host Carla Mohammad Lawson discuss the programs that are in place to help our nation’s heroes - men and women who have served our country - and the impact that homelessness has on them.

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How the M.A.S.H. Program is Honoring Our Veterans, Part 1

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Join WCTE’s Cindy Putman on the Get Ready To Learn radio show as she has a conversation with special co-host Carla Mohammad Lawson. Carla is the SSVF Outreach Coordinator for Mission Accomplished: Stable Housing (the acronym for this program is MASH) through Volunteer Behavioral Health. Carla has been working to end veteran homelessness in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS and Zimmer Broadcasting = A Perfect Partnership

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn, host Cindy Putman is joined by Brent Carl Fleshman of WHUB-FM Cookeville, TN who was named Small Market Personality of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards. The prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and stations.

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Spotlight on the Highlands Workforce Development Project

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This week on the WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman as she discusses the importance of parental engagement for student success with Kathy Bain, Liaison, Workforce Development & Education for the Highlands Economic Partnership.

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The Art of Storytelling and How You Can Encourage Creativity in Your Kids

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This week on the Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman as she discusses the art of storytelling with motivational speaker Steve Donahue. Donahue was the guest speaker at WCTE’s 2017 Annual Dinner and he was kind enough to sit down with us to share his ideas about storytelling on the radio.

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Spotlight on Roadtrip Nation with Dr. Hannah Rawiszer

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Check out this week’s WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show as Host and Ready To Learn project manager Cynthia Putman is joined by Dr. Hannah Rawiszer, Director of Education and Community Engagement at WCTE.

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How Second Hand Smoke Impacts a Child’s Health for a Lifetime

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Join us for this edition of the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show as host Cindy Putman is joined by special co-host Randy Todd, Tobacco Cessation Facilitator who is Tobacco Free/ALA Certified. They discuss the long term impact that second hand smoke has on a child’s health.

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Kids & Yoga - Improving Overall Health & Well-Being

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Join Cindy Putman and Mary Boring, WCTE's technology liaison, on this week's episode of the Get Ready To Learn radio show as they discover how important yoga is for kids. Mary has recently become a yoga instructor and she has lots of great information to share about her experiences.

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Spotlight on Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy and Issues of Abuse in Children

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Join WCTE’s Ready To Learn Host Cindy Putman and her special co-host Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Jennifer Wilkerson as they discuss a very serious issue, sexual abuse of children. They will also discuss some of the local programs that are in place to help children and families navigate this journey.

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Spotlight on Putnam County Schools Food Services Program, Part 2

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More than 30 million children across the United States file through school cafeteria lines every day. This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman is joined once again by Putnam County School System Program Supervisor for Food Services Kathlyn Walter to learn more about what PCSS is doing to feed its students lunch. This is part two of a two part series.

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Spotlight on Putnam County Schools Food Services Program

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More than 30 million children across the United States file through school cafeteria lines every day. This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman is joined by Putnam County School System Program Supervisor for Food Services Kathlyn Walter to talk about what PCSS is doing to feed its students lunch. This is part one of a two part series.

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Helping Your Kids Explore Career Options

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It is never too early to start thinking about how you want to spend the rest of your life, even if you are in the fourth grade. Careers are the topic on this week’s WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show when host Cindy Putman is joined by Putnam County Schools Academic Career Coach Ashley Allison.

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Spotlight on Putnam County Imagination Library & Governor's Books From Birth

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Did you have a favorite book when you were growing up? This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman and co-host Paulette Witt, retired educator, entrepreneur and preschool founder and director, will discuss the importance of placing books in the hands of children, parents or caring, consistent adults in a child’s life.

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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
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  • How to be your child’s first teacher
  • Sesame Street Workshops
  • How does poverty effect a child’s brain
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  • Brain Development

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