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.

Putman and Keeling extend this invitation to anyone who works with kids birth to 3rd grade. Keeling shares her Edcamp experience from the NETA conference in January. Putman shares that this unconference conference is a major shift from a professional development event with a set agenda. For more information about what an Edcamp experience is like check this out.

You can also explore more about edcamps here.

Join us at Prescott South Middle School

1859 South Jefferson Ave

Cookeville, TN 38506

March 8, 2018 5pm – 8pm

  • You are invited to a free PBS Edcamp for people who work with kids birth to 3rd grade, homeschool parents, daycare providers, Head Start, and educators
  • Dinner and Door prizes

PBS, Edcamp, WCTE, and the Putnam County School System are partnering to build rich, early learning educator communities, by providing a time for educators to hold conversations, network, and broaden their personal learning networks. At the center of this partnership are shared beliefs that educators are the heart of the learning ecosystem and deserve focused allies who can help them enhance their craft.

  • Attendees collaboratively determine the schedule of sessions on the day of the event.

Sessions are participant-driven and encourage sharing and collaboration amongst everyone who comes to the session. It is a time for educators to share their best practices, their challenges, and their passions, each listening for key information to enrich their personalized professional development. Inservice points and/or certificates will be provided.

  • Edcamps are free, participatory events organized by educators for educators.

Most sessions are informal conversations or demonstrations. It's common for many different people to lead an event, to share an idea, show student work on their laptop, or ask questions. There is no single expert in the room! Participants are empowered to have a voice and choice at Edcamp and encouraged to subscribe to the "Rule of Two Feet," staying for sessions that meet their needs and politely leaving ones that do not.

To register for this free event, click here. 

For more information call WCTE@931-528-2222 # 303

What can I expect at Edcamp?

Energy, enthusiasm, and collaboration! Everyone at Edcamp is there to ask questions, share passions, and learn from each other. No one is required to be there; they make a decision that they want to learn and grow, and so they come! When you arrive, there is usually a bit of controlled chaos as people sign in, get their name tags, and grab dinner. At your first edcamp, identify yourself as a newcomer when you sign in, so organizers can help you. They want to greet newcomers and welcome them into this dynamic movement.


Tune in each Saturday morning at 9:30 for the WCTE Get Ready To Learn Radio Show, with host Cindy Putman on Zimmer Broadcasting's The HUB 107.7 FM and 1400 AM.


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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
  • 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.