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 WCTE Summer Interns

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Join Cynthia Putman on this edition of the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show as she welcomes two special guests, Seth Jones and Bruce Allen. These young men are both graduates of White County Schools and currently serving as interns at WCTE in the production and education departments.

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Spotlight on Food to the Rescue

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On this edition of WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cynthia Putman sits down with Katelyn Steakley to chat about a nonprofit organization impacting the lives of children and families in the Upper Cumberland.

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Spotlight on Back to School Bash 2018 & Back to School Tips

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Back to School: Transitioning Your Family From Summer to School can be a big challenge for families. Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and Putnam County School System Extended Learning Coordinator Brenda Hughett as they share exciting back to school resources and strategies to ease the transition.

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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.