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 Shaquawana Wester & Make A Difference Day 2017 - Oct. 28th

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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Cindy Putman and Shaquawana Wester, Youth Programs Coordinator at Highlands Residential Services as they discuss the upcoming event taking place in Cookeville on Make A Difference Day - October the 28th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Jefferson Ave. Church Recreation Building.

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Spotlight on Fall LEAPs Camp with Ruff Ruffman

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Join us this week on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show as RTL project manager Cindy Putman and WCTE’s Education Associate Kristy Keeling share about the success of the LEAPs Camp recently held over PCSS Fall Break.

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Spotlight on Fall Events at Cookeville Depot & History Museums

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Join us this week on the WCTE Get Ready To Learn radio show with host Cynthia Putman, WCTE & Putnam County Schools Ready To Learn project manager. Our special guest this week is Beth Thompson, Museums Manager for the Cookeville History Museum and the Cookeville Depot Museum.

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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.