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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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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Making Small Changes for Your Family's Health in 2017, Part Two

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Bones! We sing about them, rattle them, and now we use them as a broth to help our guts heal. Join Get Ready To Learn Host Cindy Putman and special co-host Dr. Marti Merritt and Sarah Nelson of Naturally Nelson's Farm who will be sharing in this second installment of a 2-part series that focuses on helping families take baby steps to healthier living for themselves and their family in 2017.

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How Making Small Changes can have BIG Effects on the Health of Your Family in 2017

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This week on the Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman and co-host Dr. Marty Merritt and Sarah Nelson of Naturally Nelson's Farm will be sharing the first part of a two-part show that focuses on helping parents take small, doable steps toward healthier living for themselves and their families in 2017.

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Are you having an impact in the life of a future WCTE Academic Bowl Team Member?

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn Host, Cindy Putman and WCTE’s Education Outreach Associate, Reggie Brown as they discuss this year’s Academic Bowl and the history of this education and community engagement event at WCTE.

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WCTE's Ready To Learn Year in Review - 2016

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It's hard to believe that this is the last Saturday of 2016! WCTE's Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman is flying solo today as she reminisces about the special guests, events, and topics that made this program such a success in its inaugural year.

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Spotlight on TTU Child Development Lab and Being Your Child's First Teacher

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We all know that school is an important place in the life of a child, especially because it's where so much learning takes place. However, long before you send your child off to school, he or she has been learning, growing and developing. Did you know you are your child's first teacher? Without ever entering a classroom, a baby brain is a little sponge soaking up the world around them.

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Impacting a Child's Life

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This week on WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman was joined by special co-hosts Hannah Ellis and Logan Hartman. Both are former students of Putman's and former interns of WCTE.

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Quality Over Quantity During the Holidays

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The holidays can be a hectic time, but we're taking this opportunity with our Get Ready To Learn blog (a companion to our Get Ready To Learn Radio Show) and encouraging families to keep in mind what really matters.

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WCTE Gets into the Holiday Spirit with Parades, PBS Kids, and More!

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The holiday season is here and this edition of the Get Ready To Learn radio show has a holiday theme! WCTE is getting ready for parade season, and we're making appearances at many area Christmas parades, along with our pal Clifford, the Big Red Dog. See below for a schedule of area parades and look for WCTE at each!

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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.