The mission of the INSPIRE Living-Learning Center (LLC) is to create a diverse community of future teachers who are motivated and want to make a difference. This community will explore ways to connect with others, encourage inquiry, develop partnerships, and nurture learning. If you are passionate about learning and curious about how to make a difference in the lives of children and youth, then INSPIRE is the ideal place for you.
It's not just a residence... it's a community.
In this learning-focused community, you will explore questions like:
- What does it mean to be a 21st century learner and leader in education?
- What makes an effective teacher in today's highly diverse and technological society?
- In what ways can we address core challenges affecting schools and communities?
We will seek answers to these types of questions through seminar discussions, excursions, service-learning experiences, and special events with faculty members, alumni, and community partners. We will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as we inspire each other to live and work together for the greater good. You will have opportunities to explore educational issues you care about most and address challenges affecting our schools in a globally interconnected world.
INSPIRE welcomes all undergraduates from the School of Education, including upperclassmen who may have the opportunity to assume a Peer Leader Role in the community. All incoming first-year students will have an assigned INSPIRE mentor to guide them throughout their transition to IUB.