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

Celebrate All the Big & Little Things in Life - Plus a Special Celebration with Brent Carl Fleshman

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Every new day brings something to celebrate. Whether it's a small or large personal victory, or something that the entire community can take part in, looking for opportunities for celebration is a great way to teach your kids empathy and teambuilding. Plus, it helps them look for the good in all situations and be more well-rounded, positive people.

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Stations of Imagination - A WCTE Tradition Going Strong

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WCTE has a long tradition of education in the Upper Cumberland. Even though the projects and initiatives we have taken on have evolved, our commitment to education has never changed.

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WCTE Welcomes Special Guest Devon Steven, CPB Dir. Ready To Learn Community Engagement

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Lots of exciting things are happening in the Upper Cumberland, and we hope you’ll tune in each Saturday morning on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show to hear more! Devon Steven, Dir. of Ready To Learn Community Engagement from the Corporation of Broadcasting recently joined WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn host Cindy Putman to talk about all the exciting educational initiatives taking place.

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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.