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

Celebrating Christmas with WCTE 2017

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Christmas is a special time of year and we hope you have the chance to make some new memories with those you hold dear. Enjoy our holiday lineup of programming all throughout the day on Dec. 25th, plus don't forget to watch the Cookeville Christmas Parade!

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WCTE's Get Ready To Learn Holiday Edition with Capshaw Students Claire & Olivia

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Join Cindy Putman on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show as she shares the airwaves with two very special Putnam County School System students, Claire and Olivia from Capshaw Elementary. On this week’s show, they share all the great things happening at their school and during the LEAPs afterschool program. Christmas brings joy and delight when seen through the eyes of children.

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Spotlight on Cookeville Christmas Parade 2017 on WCTE

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cynthia Putman welcomed Brent Clark, parade co-host and Content and Digital Media Director at WCTE. They discussed the great traditions surrounding Christmas in the Upper Cumberland and the first ever “Live WCTE Putnam County Christmas Parade” to be broadcast by WCTE both on-air and online.

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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.