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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

Spotlight on Algood Elementary School Writing Coach & Educator Beth Anderson

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman and special co-host Beth Anderson, Algood Elementary School’s Writing Coach as they discuss the power of writing to help kids be successful in all subjects in school.

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Spotlight on Children's Reading Foundation of Upper Cumberland

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join host Cindy Putman & co-host Tina Smith, Exec. Dir. of the Children's Reading Foundation of Upper Cumberland, as they discuss the importance of reading in a child’s life. They will also chat about the Read Conference 2017, plus ways to stop the summer slide, Ready For Kindergarten classes, and the importance of 3rd grade for students.

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Spotlight on Ready 2 Go Program & Putnam County Career Coaching for High School Students

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Ready To Learn Project Manager Cindy Putman as she has two special co-hosts, Amy Profant and Rhonda England, Putnam County School Systems Academic Career Coaches. They share more about the Ready 2 Go program for rising 9th & 10th graders in Putnam County.

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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.