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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

Bridges Out of Poverty - Resources in the Upper Cumberland

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Have you or anyone you know been affected by poverty? Have you ever wondered where you might sleep on any given night, or where your next meal might come from? If you have a warm safe home and no fear of losing it, perhaps homelessness isn't something that worries you. But as something that does affect members of our community, we believe it's important to spread the message of awareness.

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WCTE Engages Kids and Families through Traditional & Modern Ways

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WCTE is always looking for new ways to engage kids and families. This includes everything from community events (like Make a Difference Day - Oct. 22nd) to hands-on Family Creative Learning workshops (using PBS KIDS ScratchJr), reading programs, and more!

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Kids & Social Media: Helpful Information and Tips for Parents

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Social media is a huge part of our lives these days. Did you know that 81% of kids age 12-17 use some form of social media regularly? All of us, including our kids, are bombarded with various messages while spending time online. As a parent, it’s important to think about how your child uses various types of media and what kinds of boundaries you set.

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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.