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

Spotlight on Falling Water River Regional Library with Amanda Yother

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Check out WCTE’s Get Ready to Learn radio show on 107.7 &1400 Saturday at 9:30 as Ready To Learn Project Manager Cindy Putman is joined by Amanda Yother, assistant director of the Falling Water River Regional Library. They will discuss “Build A Better World” which is the TN Library’s summer project, plus share more info about free online books and videos and the importance of reading everyday!

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Celebrate the Teachers in Your Life for Teacher's Appreciation Week

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join RTL Project Manager Cindy Putman as she has a special co-host Brenda Hughett. Putman and Hughett discuss the Putnam County Schools’ LEAPs and 21st Century Programs. They also share some special memories about teachers who had an important impact in their lives.

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Spotlight on Programs Helping Kids: CASA & LEAPs 21st Cyberchase Step It Up!

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn Radio Show, host and Ready To Learn Project manager Cindy Putman is joined by Darlene Jones, program director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Jones and her second grade grandson, Colton, join Putman as they discuss CASA and the interesting programs that PBS KIDS have that appeal to a second grader.

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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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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.