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

High School's Over - What Next? Helpful Resources for Students & Parents in Tennessee

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A community that supports students is a community looking at long range economic development and prosperity for all its citizens. This blog post shares some important resources for students and parents looking to receive financial assistance for post high school education and training.

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Spotlight on Putnam County School LEAPS Camp & Summer Feeding Program

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WCTE is proud to partner with local organizations in the Upper Cumberland that are making a difference in the lives of children and families. This week on our Get Ready To Learn radio show, Cindy Putman speaks with some of our partners.

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Kids & Animals - Empathy through Caring for Living Things

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PBS Parents recently released an article about how caring for living things teaches empathy to kids. From something small like a plant or fish, to a dog or cat or even a human baby, there are many lessons to be learned from providing different levels of care to those who depend on us.

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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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PBS Parents

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PBS Learning Media

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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.