TIER-ED Spring 2019 Community Meetings
Regular community meetings were held throughout the Spring semester. It included lightning talks from Dr. Laura Shackelford (Anthropology), Dr. Judith Pintar (Sociology), Dr. Catherine Dornfeld (Education), and Dr. Rachel Magee (iSchool). The meetings had community participation with visitors joining from schools in town and speakers sharing information on the work they do. Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center (UNCC) Executive Director Janice Mitchell and Assistant Director Beth Hand shared the extensive work they do in the community and their current and past collaborative works with UofI faculty. We had Tim McIlvain from Learning Technology Center of Illinois come in as a guest speaker to talk about their role in Illinois schools. The meetings are a great discussion space where current and upcoming projects are shared for possible collaborative research and interdisciplinary events across campus are advertised. Through the meeting participation, community members have actively participated in TIER-ED planning and organizing of upcoming events and opportunities. Our community members suggested prominent and active figures for TIER-ED Speaker Series and our Fall 2019 Speaker Jeremy Roschelle from Digital Promise is one of them.