Recently, RJE Indianapolis had the opportunity to partner on a unique project that is working to change the face of education across the community. RJE worked with Butler University to develop a Reggio Emilia-inspired Laboratory classroom at IPS 60, a public school located in Indy’s historic Meridian Park neighborhood.
September is here, backpacks are filled to the brim with fresh supplies and most students are back in the classroom. Fluctuations in technology, teaching methods and classroom sizes all indicate that today’s classroom looks much different than those of generations past. Except the physical classroom itself hasn’t changed. What happens when the physical school building itself no longer supports the way children learn and interact?