WCTE Shares Health & Fitness, plus STEAM Education with Putnam County LEAPS Campers

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Over one hundred children from all over Putnam County attended the Putnam County School System Extended learning LEAPS 21st Century camp during fall break (Oct 3-7). This year’s camp theme was health and fitness and focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)

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WCTE Shares Resources for Military Families in the Upper Cumberland

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Would you believe that nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military? Often there are challenges presented when these parents return and things are different from how they used to be. On this week's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman welcomed Ron Rohrbach as a special guest on the show to talk about some of these issues.

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WCTE finds Success in Innovative Model of Community Engagement

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WCTE is seeking to fulfill our educational mission and achieve success by coming together, keeping together and working together with our CC-ELM model of community engagement. CC-ELM stands for Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media and it was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”).

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Celebrate All the Big & Little Things in Life - Plus a Special Celebration with Brent Carl Fleshman

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Every new day brings something to celebrate. Whether it's a small or large personal victory, or something that the entire community can take part in, looking for opportunities for celebration is a great way to teach your kids empathy and teambuilding. Plus, it helps them look for the good in all situations and be more well-rounded, positive people.

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Stations of Imagination - A WCTE Tradition Going Strong

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WCTE has a long tradition of education in the Upper Cumberland. Even though the projects and initiatives we have taken on have evolved, our commitment to education has never changed.

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WCTE Welcomes Special Guest Devon Steven, CPB Dir. Ready To Learn Community Engagement

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Lots of exciting things are happening in the Upper Cumberland, and we hope you’ll tune in each Saturday morning on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show to hear more! Devon Steven, Dir. of Ready To Learn Community Engagement from the Corporation of Broadcasting recently joined WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman to talk about all the exciting educational initiatives taking place.

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Stations of Imagination - A Look at the History of this Community Event & Spotlight on the Johnston Family

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This will be the 21st year the Johnston family has celebrated the life of their precious Sawyer with Stations. What started as a small event has grown to become a free day of fun for the entire community - bringing families and friends together to make lasting memories.

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Create Lifelong Memories with Your Family at WCTE's Stations of Imagination 2016

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Think back to your childhood. What do you remember most fondly? Chances are your favorite memories include some of the little things your family did together. In today's social media age, there is so much pressure on families to do everything to the fullest, while making these fun moments look effortless. This isn't always possible, but WCTE is out to make things a little easier on you.

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Developing Healthy Eating Habits for the Entire Family

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The best way to encourage your kids to eat more healthy foods is to set a great example for them. As parents, what you model for your kids can have a huge impact. We hope you’ll consider this as you try to develop healthy eating habits for yourself and your family!

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How a Stable Home Creates Smarter, More Successful Students

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There are many factors that work together to create a happy, loving home environment. This week on the Get Ready To Learn radio show, Cindy Putman speaks with exec. dir. of the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Pam Ealey about the importance of home.

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Fun FREE Learning Event for Families at the Putnam County Library

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Libraries may seem less relevant in the modern computer age, but it’s important to remember they are just as important now, if not more so than ever before. Not every home and not every family has access to the same technology. The Putnam County Library is a great resource for families in the Upper Cumberland and it goes way beyond books - although we love books too!

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Tips for Parents & Students to Make Going Back-To-School Less Stressful

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On this week's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman discusses the challenges of going back to school with Putnam County Schools System's Beth Anderson, who is an educator at Algood Elementary School.

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Putnam County Students Go Back to School and Enjoy Free Breakfast

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Eating a healthy breakfast can go a long way with helping students stay focused and concentrate during the day. Studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, with better concentration and more energy. Breakfast eating kids are also usually healthier overall. But did you know approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged kids skip breakfast?

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2016 Community Back-to-School Bash a Success!

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According to a recent study, the top back-to-school stress point for adults is shopping for clothes and school items. This is why several community organizations decided to come together and make this process easier for local parents and caregivers.

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WCTE Invites YOU to a Back-to-School BASH! July 15th

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When it comes to helping at-risk families, there are always opportunities for the community to get involved. One great opportunity will be on July 15th at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. WCTE, the Power of Putnam, Life Church, and Putnam County Schools are celebrating with a huge back-to-school bash.

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WCTE Academic Bowl

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Taping January 31 & February 7 @ Derryberry hall on TTU's campus

WCTE's Stations of Imagination at Fall FunFest

WCTE's Stations of Imagination at Fall FunFest

Friday, September 11th from 5pm - 9pm Saturday, September 12th from 10am - 9pm on the Cookeville Square

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Workshops!

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.