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 Hope Center | Upper Cumberland

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Tune into this week's WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show with host Cynthia Putman and discover information about a new non-profit adoption agency in the Upper Cumberland. Special guests Crystal Taylor and Jami Thornsberry join Putman and share information that focuses on the adoption journey.

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Spotlight on Reading with Kids, The Great American Read & Stations of Imagination!

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When was the last time someone read you a story? If you can’t remember then you won't want to miss the latest edition of WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show. Host Cynthia Putman is joined by Emily Jones, a Senior Communications major and student intern from Tennessee Tech University. Emily is an avid reader and writer and she and Putman share some favorite PBS Kids books that are perfect for earl

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Spotlight on Putnam Education Partnership (PEP) Foundation

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and her special guest Rick Burnett on this week’s radio show. They share about the difference $4.00 can make in a child’s life 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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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.