Folklife Professional Development for K-12 Wisconsin Teachers

Ruth Olson, I and colleagues are announcing the next annual WTLC offering, our 10th anniversary of yearly folklife professional development for K-12 Wisconsin teachers. Most of those years, like this one coming up, have been a week’s cultural tour of a region within Wisconsin. Lots of work to make these happen but really worth it for the impact they have on teachers.
Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture invites you to be a part of WTLC’s 2016
Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives
June 21 – 24, 2016
Be a part of this inspiring, informative, and immersive professional development event.
Why? Because you’ll:
* Have fun.
* Gain a richer understanding of the diversity of Wisconsin lifeways.
* Learn ways to study local culture you can use with your students.
* Get practice using a free photo-mapping tool you can use with your students.
* Become part of the WTLC statewide network of locally-focused educators
* Optionally earn two graduate credits.
This four-day cultural tour will begin and end in Eau Claire, and explore cultural communities throughout north-central Wisconsin.
Just a few of the highlights are:
* tours of the Somali community’s mosques in Barron
* an overnight in hand-built Finnish architecture lodges in Brantwood
* a visit with Lac Courte Oreilles educators and artists
* fun with the Czech community in Haugen
* experiencing an Amish-Mennonite produce auction in Withee
Cost to participants is only $200.
Registration deadline is May 5. Registration form is available here.
Questions? Contact Liz Reuter at
or 715/834-7871.