WCTE launches new Connection Zone

Jodi Pitts, WCTE director of education and engagement, explains the Connection Zone.

Page connects children and parents with education and school information

COOKEVILLE – WCTE PBS is excited to announce the launch of a new website page that will help keep our children and caregivers connected to on-line learning tools while children are out of school due to the COVID-19 virus. 

The Connection Zone, which can be found at wcte.org, is a wealth of information assembled to offer assistance with on-line learning and to provide easy access to information to families and caregivers looking for educational resources. Visitors to the site can expect to see information about local school information, meal services, educational activities and COVID-19 updates and best practices.

Viewers looking for K-12 grade curriculum should visit The Connection Zone’s PBS Learning Media, Ready to Learn at Home and PBS Kids which have been designed to assist teachers, students and families with learning during school closings. The curated collection of resources is organized by grade and subject area and includes video, lesson plans and activities that support learning at home. 

WCTE and the WCTE PBS Kids channel have a number of programs available for over the air learning. The WCTE PBS Kids channel is 24/7 PBS Kids curriculum and can be received with an over the air antenna or on select cable carriers. Visit wcte.org/tv-schedule for daily program listings.  

Listeners can also tune into the weekly radio show “Get Ready to Learn with Cindy Putman,” a 30-minute show that airs on 107.7 The Hub every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. During the program, Putman shares important learning tips and speaks to special guests about current educational topics. 

Visitors to The Connection Zone are encouraged to sign up for the free weekly PBS Kids e-newsletter. Participants will receive many tips and tricks to making learning fun while creating a new at-home learning environment.

Learn More at WCTE.org/connection-zone/.

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 40 years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c)3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council.  WCTE is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

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