IPS/Butler Partnership at Lab School
Problem solving and instruction infused with the arts and
science are hallmarks of the Indianapolis Public
Schools/Butler University Laboratory School. Opened in
fall 2011, this Reggio-inspired, magnet elementary school will add
a grade each year until ultimately the Lab School will serve grades
K-8. St. Mary's Child Center provides preschool programming at Lab
Butler's College of Education
(COE) collaborates with IPS in the Lab School's curriculum
development and operations. All faculty hold Butler education
degrees. Children of Butler employees may attend the Lab School as
space is available.
Butler COE Dean Ena Shelley describes Lab School teacher Abby
Bucher's methods for stimulating learning, in this video prepared for Indiana's
Teacher Appreciation Week.
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Education Majors Plant Edible Schoolyard Concept
Students in a Butler course on educational leadership won grants
from Dow and the National Gardening Association to develop an
Edible Schoolyard project at Lab School, included a vegetable
garden and three chickens.