By uncovering the connections between local culture and the curriculum, Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture enables a community of educators of all subject areas and grade levels to create integrated lessons that link with academic standards and place specific, local knowledge in a broad context. By examining local cultures in Wisconsin, WTLC provides teachers with resources to address tensions and opportunities that arise from the changing demographics in their communities.
WTLC provides inspiration, support and a home for like-minded educators who may feel isolated in their particular teaching situations. Through various means of supporting each other, WTLC is the hub through which Wisconsin educators connect with others committed to including local cultural studies in their teaching and outreach. WTLC is also a united voice that advocates for public understanding and recognition of the value of local cultural studies.