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 Putnam County Orgs Working to Clean Up Our Community

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On this week’s WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman and her special guests Shannon Reese, Executive Coordinator at Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission, Reese’ son Yoel who is an elementary school student, and Lisa Luck of the Putnam County Solid Waste and Recycling. Listen to find out all the ways citizens of our community can work to keep it beautiful.

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Spotlight on Campers' Adventures at Summer LEAPs Camp 2018

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What happens when you share WCTE's Get Ready To Learn radio show with four Putnam County Schools System LEAPs Campers? Lots of laughter, fun, giggles, and plenty of great stories too! On this week's radio show, join host Cynthia Putman with special guests Gaspar, Katelyn, Gianna, and Bobby as they share more about the great adventures from weeks 1 & 2 of LEAPs camp!

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Spotlight on Raising Multi-Cultural Children

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Join us on this edition of WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn with host Cynthia Putman and guest Kathlyn Walter, School Nutrition Supervisor for Putnam County Schools, as they share information about what it’s like to raise a multilingual child. Kathlyn and her husband, who is originally from China, want to teach their daughter both English and Chinese.

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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.