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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

2017 Fall LEAPs Camp at Putnam County Schools

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On this week's Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman RTL and Brenda Hughett, Extended Learning Coordinator for Putnam County Schools, as they discuss the programs, activities, and opportunities that are happening with the LEAPs program.

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Small Changes for Big Impact on Your Family's Health

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman, Ready To Learn Project Manager and Sarah Nelson from Nelson Naturally Farm as they share their personal journey with health and wellness. Tune in for tips on how making small changes can have a big impact on your family's health.

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Spotlight on Building Strong Brains & ACES

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On this week's Get Ready To Learn Radio show, host Cindy Putman is joined by Brent Clark, Director of Content and Digital Media at WCTE. Today’s topic is ACES- Adverse Childhood Experiences and the recent grant that WCTE has been awarded to produce a six part documentary about this important topic. The State of Tennessee under the guidance of Gov. Haslam has taken this on as a vital initiative to

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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

PBS Parents

PBS Parents

The trusted online resource that's filled with information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to over 100,000 digital resources for teachers!

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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.