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WCTE's Educational Mission:

To make sure all children enter school Ready To Learn, become an American Graduate and develop a love of learning so they can become life-long learners. What distinguishes WCTE and PBS from other broadcasters is our public service commitment to fostering lifelong learning. This commitment is reflected in our on- air educational programs, our online services and in the work we do within the community.

These two initiatives powered by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting allow WCTE to empower families and communities with the resources, tools and support to break cycles of generational poverty and chronic school underchievement, to narrow the achievement gap, and teach parents how to be their child's first teacher.

WCTE Education Blog

Countdown to the 2017 Solar Eclipse - Cookeville TN Events

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We are on Solar Eclipse Countdown! Join Ready To Learn project manager Cindy Putman and her three special co-hosts Dr. Steve Robinson, Dr. Amy Winebarger, and Ashley McKee, Cookeville’s History Museum Education Specialist as they share all the events happening to celebrate this historical scientific event.

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More Eclipse Fun - Events for 2017 Solar Eclipse in Upper Cumberland

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We’ve got a special radio show this week! Join Ready To Learn project manager Cindy Putman and her special co-host Dr. Mary Kidd, Assistant Professor of Physics at Tennessee Tech University as they discuss the events leading up to a historical event 500 years in the making: the great Solar Eclipse of 2017.

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Spotlight on 2017 Eclipse Events in the Upper Cumberland

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On this week's Get Ready To Learn Radio show, WCTE and Putnam County Schools Ready To Learn Project manager host Cindy Putman is joined by a special friend. Putman's special guest co-host is Putnam County Library's Chelsea Gifford to discuss upcoming special events for the August 21st Solar Eclipse.

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Ready To Learn

Ready To Learn

WCTE's Ready to Learn initiative addresses school readiness in the Upper Cumberland

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WCTE Academic Bowl

WCTE Academic Bowl

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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PBS Parents

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PBS Learning Media

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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.