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

The Art of Storytelling and How You Can Encourage Creativity in Your Kids

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This week on the Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman as she discusses the art of storytelling with motivational speaker Steve Donahue. Donahue was the guest speaker at WCTE’s 2017 Annual Dinner and he was kind enough to sit down with us to share his ideas about storytelling on the radio.

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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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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.