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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Planting Seeds to Help Kids Learn

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Think back when you were a child and had the opportunity to play outside and really get dirty. Childhood should be about play, exploring and learning, and time outside provides great opportunities for all three! Students at Putnam County's Jere Whitson Elementary School are going to have that opportunity when school starts back in the fall.

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WCTE & PBS Kids Offers Free Tools & Resources for Parents of Young Learners

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Thanks to a Ready To Learn grant to CPB and PBS from Congress and the U.S. Dept of Ed, there are great free apps for your kids. These apps combine innovative transmedia content, learning analytics and parent reporting features that are revolutionizing how we create media to engage kids, advance their learning, assess their understanding, and support their progress!

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Ways to Get Involved - Be a Caring, Consistent Adult in a Child's Life

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This week on WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show, RTL Learning Tools Facilitator Cindy Putman and Lee Wray, American Graduate project manager share stories about the past months of their cradle to career initiatives.

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High School's Over - What Next? Helpful Resources for Students & Parents in Tennessee

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A community that supports students is a community looking at long range economic development and prosperity for all its citizens. This blog post shares some important resources for students and parents looking to receive financial assistance for post high school education and training.

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Spotlight on Putnam County School LEAPS Camp & Summer Feeding Program

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WCTE is proud to partner with local organizations in the Upper Cumberland that are making a difference in the lives of children and families. This week on our Get Ready To Learn radio show, Cindy Putman speaks with some of our partners.

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Kids & Animals - Empathy through Caring for Living Things

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PBS Parents recently released an article about how caring for living things teaches empathy to kids. From something small like a plant or fish, to a dog or cat or even a human baby, there are many lessons to be learned from providing different levels of care to those who depend on us.

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Improving Your Child's Health with Fermented Food

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This is a guest post from Sarah Nelson, who will join Cindy Putman on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show May 28th. Sarah is a local farmer who has a wide range of knowledge about health & growing things.

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How Your Child's Diet Contributes to His or Her Emotional Well-being

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The food your child eats does more than just nourish his or her body. It also serves as a way to nourish his mind and emotional health. Learn more about how to promote health in your child.

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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.