Partnership Highlights for 2011-2012
- The Indianapolis Public Schools/Butler University Laboratory
School opened Aug. 8 with 96 students in kindergarten and first
- Butler received major gifts from PNC Financial and the Roberts
Family Foundation, to support preschool programming at Lab School
provided by St. Mary's Child Center. Thirty-one children attend
preschool the first year.
- Six Butler courses were taught onsite at Lab School, giving 103
University students opportunities to observe best teaching
practices and apply their learning within classrooms.
- Lab School students created napkin rings given to dignitaries
attending the inauguration of Butler President James Danko.
- Butler College of Education hosted Louise Cadwell, nationally
recognized expert in Reggio Emilia early childhood education, for
extended fall and spring seminars with Lab School faculty and COE.
Some of those educators, along with Butler students, travelled to a
Reggio-inspired school in Oregon in March to work with
- Lab School students toured Butler's Clowes Memorial Hall to
research a class unit on theatre. Later, they built their own stage
and produced a puppet show for family
- Butler alumna Maribeth Fischer donated 208 children's books to
the Lab School, during a Dr. Seuss birthday party thrown by her Pi
Beta Phi sisters.
- 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.
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