Lab Classrooms

Learning comes to life in lab classrooms

Over three decades, PEBC has cultivated a network of reflective PEBC Lab Classroom Host teachers who regularly welcome colleagues into their classrooms to learn alongside them. Facilitated lab visits are a key opportunity for teachers to see PEBC’s instructional staples in action, and then to consider and commit to the ways in which those could be transferred back, in authentic ways, to one’s own teaching.

How to visit a PEBC Lab Classroom

  • Attend a PEBC course or institute and add on the lab day
  • Schedule a PEBC Lab Classroom visit for a group of 8-10 teachers to have a facilitated observation
  • Create a customized professional learning approach with PEBC that includes institutes, lab classrooms and on-site instructional coaching
  • Attend Thinking Strategies Institute

PEBC Lab Hosts

Patrick Allen
Frontier Valley Elementary | Douglas County Schools

RheaLynn Anderson
Skinner Middle School | Denver Public Schools

Jenn Brauner
El Dorado K-8 | Boulder Valley School District

Jana Durbin
Jefferson County Open School | JeffCo Public Schools

Jennifer Engbretson
North High School | Denver Public Schools

Keri Gordon
Traylor Elementary School | Denver Public Schools

Matt Gustafson
Cherry Creek High School | Cherry Creek School District

Carrie Halbasch
Little Elementary School | JeffCo Public Schools

Gabrielle Hovinen
Jefferson County Open School| JeffCo Public Schools

Shawna Jensen
North Middle School | Aurora Public Schools

Michelle Joy
Traylor Elementary School | Denver Public Schools

Ashley Kelly
Oberon Middle School | Jeffco Public Schools

Mary Korte
Jefferson County Open School | JeffCo Public Schools

Elizabeth Lakin
North High School | Denver Public Schools

Leanna Leisenring
Fairmount Elementary School | JeffCo Public Schools

Jeffrey Lewis
Bill Roberts Elementary School | Denver Public Schools

Candace Lewis
6th Avenue Elementary | Aurora Public Schools

Sarah Love
Black Forrest Hills Elementary | Cherry Creek School Distrcit

Jim Macur
Jefferson County Open School | JeffCo Public Schools

Suzanne Martin
Little Elementary School | Jeffco Public Schools

Susan McIver
Little Elementary | JeffCo Public Schools

Ryan McKillop
North High School | Denver Public Schools

Kirsten Myers-Blake
Brown Elementary School | Denver Public Schools

Jamie Salturelli
Bill Roberts K-8 School | Denver Public Schools

Tracey Shaw
Smoky Hill High School | Cherry Creek Schools

Erika Schenck
North High School | Denver Public Schools

Tami Thompson
Van Arsdale Elementary | Jeffco Public Schools

Shannon Umberger
Bill Roberts Elementary School | Denver Public Schools

Risa Wakefield
Fairmount Elementary School | Jeffco Public Schools

Teacher with Class

PEBC Lab Host Fellow 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.

Becoming a PEBC Lab Host Fellow is highly selective process. The group will comprise about 15 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. Online applications are due on or before Monday, May 3, 2021  by midnight.  Lab Fellows will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 28, 2021  via email.

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.

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.

Contact us for more information about becoming a PEBC Lab Host Fellow

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