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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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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Spotlight on PBS KIDS Nature Cat LEAPs Camp & TN Jr. Ranger Program

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Would you like to discover an adventurous way some Putnam County School System spent Spring Break 2018? If you want to hear about their adventures, tune in at 9:30 a.m. on 107.7 and 1400 The Hub, as Cindy Putman and Brenda Hughett interview some LEAPs students who just completed PBS KIDS Nature Cat LEAPs Camp and the Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger Program.

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Spotlight on Cookeville Breakfast Rotary International Night 2018: Australia

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Join us this week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show as host Cindy Putman and Retired Air Force Colonel and rotary President-elect Johnnie Hall share information about the upcoming Cookeville Breakfast Rotary event, International Night 2018: Celebrate Australia. This event is a way to honor and recognize our two country’s military cooperation through the years.

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PBS EdCamp & A Visit from a Special Guest

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman and Extended Learning Programs Coordinator Brenda Hughett as they discuss all the great work that has been happening in the Putnam County School System LEAPs program and the PBS EdCamp sponsored by PCSS and the EdCamp Foundation.

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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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WCTE Get Ready To Learn with Special Guest Moms

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On this week’s edition of our Get Ready To Learn radio show, join WCTE’s Cindy Putman Ready To Learn Project manager and two great moms who also happen to be WCTE employees, Jodi Pitts, Events & Engagement Manager and Samantha Chambers, WCTE Events Assistant. They join us to chat about kids & media, WCTE events and more!

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Spotlight on WCTE's PBS Edcamp March 8th - Register Now!

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Join WCTE’s Cindy Putman Ready To Learn Project manager and Kristy Keeling WCTE’s Education and Community Impact Manager as they discuss the upcoming PBS Edcamp on this week's WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show. This special event is hosted by WCTE and Putnam County Schools.

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ACEs The Rest Of The Story with Elisabeth Jones

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman and Elisabeth Jones as they continue their conversation about the impact that ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) have on students. Jones is a educator in the Putnam County school system and is currently a teacher at White Plains Academy where she works with students, many who have had traumatic experiences.

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Understanding Your ACEs Score: FACT not FATE!

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman and Elisabeth Jones as they discuss the impact that ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) have on children's lives. Jones is a educator in the Putnam County school system and is currently a teacher at White Plains Academy where she works with a wide range of students, many of whom have had some sort of traumatic episode.

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Spotlight on Tennessee ACEs Initiative with WCTE, part 2

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This week on the Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman welcomes WCTE’s own Brent Clark and Becky Magura for a special conversation about the ACEs project that WCTE has recently finished. The project includes a documentary series that will premiere in February on WCTE and on PBS stations across the state.

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Spotlight on WCTE Partnerships, NETA Presentation & ACEs

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman welcomes Brent Clark, WCTE’s Director of Content & Digital Media, as they discuss the opportunities that WCTE has as an educational leader in the Upper Cumberland.

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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.