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

Stations of Imagination - A Look at the History of this Community Event & Spotlight on the Johnston Family

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This will be the 21st year the Johnston family has celebrated the life of their precious Sawyer with Stations. What started as a small event has grown to become a free day of fun for the entire community - bringing families and friends together to make lasting memories.

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Create Lifelong Memories with Your Family at WCTE's Stations of Imagination 2016

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Think back to your childhood. What do you remember most fondly? Chances are your favorite memories include some of the little things your family did together. In today's social media age, there is so much pressure on families to do everything to the fullest, while making these fun moments look effortless. This isn't always possible, but WCTE is out to make things a little easier on you.

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Developing Healthy Eating Habits for the Entire Family

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The best way to encourage your kids to eat more healthy foods is to set a great example for them. As parents, what you model for your kids can have a huge impact. We hope you’ll consider this as you try to develop healthy eating habits for yourself and your family!

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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.