Congratulations to the 2018-2019 PEBC Lab Host Fellows!

These amazing educators were part of a rigorous application
process and will spend the year refining their practices through
PEBC Professional Learning.

PEBC Lab Host Fellows

Become a lab host fellow and bring teacher learning to life.

For over three decades, the Public Education Business Coalition has grounded its professional development in providing opportunities for teacher leaders to refine their instruction.  A key element of this includes teachers opening their classrooms to colleagues, creating a space for adult learning using a facilitated lab classroom observation process. Working closely with a PEBC facilitator, Lab Hosts act as lead learners who continually push their practice, surfacing the conscious moves they make to ensure student understanding at deep levels all while colleagues are observing and learning, too.

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Why a PEBC Lab Host Fellows Program?

The primary purpose in establishing the PEBC Lab Host Fellows Program is to elevate the teaching profession and increase student achievement by actualizing the research-based best practices delineated in the PEBC Continuum. The Lab Host Fellows Program is a leadership pathway anchored in classrooms for teacher leaders to learn alongside colleagues. In order to explore and solidify their beliefs about teaching and learning, Fellows read and discuss current instructional research and professional texts – all through the lens of a personal inquiry question.  Fellows work alongside PEBC instructional coaches, receiving targeted feedback based on the seven areas of the PEBC Continuum of Best Instructional Practices.


Access a year of differentiated professional learning

The $500 fee for participating in the program includes:

  • One evening seminar
  • Fall Kick-off to launch the Lab Host Fellows year – Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 pm at PEBC (note: the full day seminar dates will be collectively set at this time)
  • Three full-day seminars including lab classroom visits **
  • Three, 4-hour coaching sessions with a prebrief, observation, and debrief including detailed coaching notes based on the PEBC Continuum of Best Practices
  • CDE certificate of 35 hours of professional development

* The program fee is due upon acceptance. Scholarships are available in certain circumstances. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.
**Lab Host Fellows are expected to set up and cover the cost of their own substitute coverage for seminar days

Online applications are due on or before Friday, September 6, 2019 by midnight. Lab Fellows will be notified of acceptance by Monday, September 16, 2019 via email.

Who Should Apply

Candidate Qualifications

Becoming a PEBC Lab Host Fellow is a highly selective process. The group will comprise about 20 educators from across the Denver metro area. Fellows represent varying levels of experience (five plus years of teaching experience preferred) at a wide range of grade levels, from a variety of school settings. Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of PEBC Directors across Residency and Professional Learning.

Expectations & Responsibilities

Successful PEBC Lab Host Fellows have a desire to be part of a scholarly, collegial group, with a strong commitment to ensuring all students achieve at high levels. They take a reflective stance as they seek new learning, talk about instructional decisions, and the impact they have on student achievement. They read research and apply research-based best practices to their own work in the classroom. They have a desire to collaborate with colleagues and a willingness to have colleagues observe their work with students in the classroom.

It is understood that Fellows participate in all of the seminars and individual coaching sessions delineated in the PEBC Lab Host Fellows Program in order to receive CDE credit. 

Future Opportunities

Certified PEBC Lab Host Pathway

With successful completion of this fellowship, which includes a systematized observation by a Senior Director of Education, Lab Host Fellows can then become a more formal part of the PEBC organization which includes opportunities to become a Certified PEBC Lab Host, join Shared Learning gatherings, and participate in ongoing professional learning experiences at no charge. It is hoped that Fellows who become Certified Lab Hosts will potentially host labs for PEBC for at least two years.

Application Process

Your application must include:

  • Completed online application including response questions
  • Three letters of recommendation:
    • 1 letter of recommendation from an administrator
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a colleague, student, and/or parent(s) of student
    • 1 letter of recommendation from your district instructional coach, a PEBC Coach, or Residency field director or mentor
  • An artifact that represents your work in the classroom as a lead learner. This might include a recent video clip of you teaching, a lesson plan, a letter to families, student work, etc. In addition to the artifact, please include an explanation about why you chose it to represent your work in the classroom.  

2019/20 Lab Host Fellows have been selected. Please check back in Summer of 2020 if you are interested in applying.

Additional Information


Annie Patterson

Contact: Annie Patterson, Education Sr. Director, Lab Classrooms
[email protected]