Welcome to the WCTE’s At-Home Learning page where you will find online materials to assist children, parents, families and educators.
WCTE welcomes everyone back for the new school year. The DOE is currently providing curriculum-based English language arts and math instructional videos. All online resources are available to everyone at no charge.
PreK-12 Resources For New School Routines
As teachers, students and families enter an uncertain school year with new routines, both in-person and virtual, PBS LearningMedia offers this special collection of flexible resources to support learning from anywhere. Find videos, self-paced Interactive lessons, printable activities and more. This collection is also available in Spanish.
The Teacher Planning Kit is an eight-week planning kit designed for PreK-12 teachers and parents everywhere to help navigate this year’s new and changing school routines. Making the most of PBS LearningMedia, and connecting closely with the support we’re offering to parents and families, these kits are intended to be used whether or not you’re delivering instruction in person, and whether or not your students have internet access. Planning sheets are divided into three sections: Watch, Teach, Explore. "Watch" includes broadcast and/or online media. "Teach" connects activities, games and lessons directly to the featured media. "Explore" provides additional resources so teachers can plan a comprehensive lesson on a particular topic or theme.
Browse our distance learning broadcast schedules aligned with PBS LearningMedia resources: The PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel provides educational programming for children ages 2-8 throughout the day, seven days a week. (en español)
Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn & Programming Grid
The holiday break will run from 12/21/20 to 1/01/21. There will be no DOE block airing during that time. New lessons will resume on 1/04/21.
WCTE At-Home Learning media resources from PBS, WCTE,and the Tennessee Department of Education can be used to enhance the on-air programming schedule. Together, we can help make TV time learning time.
At-Home Learning Information
WCTE PBS is dedicating a portion of its daytime weekday broadcasts to educational programming provided by PBS, PBS Kids and the Tennessee Department of Education. The new 9-11 am CST schedule includes specific blocks of instructional resources for first and second grades until September 25. On September 28th, the content will switch to third and fourth grades. We will continue to update content information as it changes.
Also, you can follow WCTE PBS on Facebook for more daily activities and updates!
Educational Programming on WCTE PBS:
WCTE PBS At-Home Learning media resources from PBS and the Tennessee Department of Education can be used to enhance the online learning assignments. This media guide was developed to help schools and districts bridge the digital divide and provide equitable access to learning for all students at home, regardless of access to the Internet or computers.
WCTE PBS is free over the air to all people and can be accessed by a home antenna, within an 80-mile radius of Cookeville.
Free Internet: Parents can sign up for free internet at Internet Essentials for two months. After the two months, you can keep the service for only $10 per month. You must select the school that your child attends to receive the discount.https://www.internetessentials.com/
Spectrum Free 60 Day Internet Access Promo: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION