UW COMMUNITY ARTS COLLABORATORY Whoopensocker
Whoopensocker is an education residency focused on creativity, expression, writing, and collaboration. It is also a dynamic community-building experience for the whole class. Whoopensocker’s ensemble of teaching artists bring in a toolbox of new ideas to the classroom. They use performing and creative arts to design innovative classroom experiences. The focus of the Whoopensocker residency is self-empowerment of students. Whoopensocker’s six-week residency is ideal for elementary schools. Dr. Erica Rosenfeld Halverson developed Whoopensocker in partnership with Theatre LILA. Halverson is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW–Madison’s School of Education.