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 Served Like a Girl at Putnam County Library May 14th

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Join us for this week’s Get Ready To Learn radio show as host Cindy Putman, WCTE’s Ready To Learn Project Manager is joined by Kristy Keeling, WCTE’s Education and Community Impact Manager for a discussion on the upcoming free screening at the Putnam County Library on Monday, May 14th.

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Spotlight on Storyfest 2018 in Cookeville, TN

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Join WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman as she chats with Beth Thompson and Peggy Fragopolous about Storyfest that is returning to Dogwood Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

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Spotlight on TTU College of Education & Importance of Educators in the Upper Cumberland

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Can you think of a person who had a positive impact on your life as a child? Did a favorite teacher come to mind? If that is the case then you will enjoy hearing WCTE’s Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman and Julie Baker, Associate Dean of The College Of Education at Tennessee Tech University, discuss the importance of highly trained educators and their impact on the Upper Cumberland.

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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.