Lab Host Fellows Program - PEBC

Lab Host Fellows Program

What is the PEBC Lab Host Fellows Program?

‘Seeing is believing’ has been a tenet of the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) since its founding and the work we do as an organization has always centered on what happens at the classroom level. For over four decades, we have provided professional learning for new and practicing educators focused on teaching for equity, agency and understanding. In our work, we strive to foster communities of practice that model the kind of inclusive, equitable learning experiences that we want all our students, especially those of color and multilingual learners, to experience in the classroom each day. 

PEBC Lab Classrooms are a key component of our professional learning model, creating space for participants to learn from the work lab hosts are doing in their classrooms in order to enhance their own practice. Our Lab Host Fellows Program offers leadership pathways for teacher leaders to become PEBC Lab Hosts sharing the ways they build inclusive classroom communities where each and every student has the chance to achieve at the highest levels. Fellows are part of a community of learners who meet throughout the school year to share their experiences, support each other, and expand their teaching repertoire. 

The common thread among PEBC Lab Host Fellows is that they have a desire to be part of a scholarly, collegial community committed to equity, as well as  a strong commitment to ensuring all students achieve at high levels. Throughout the year-long process, Fellows maintain a reflective stance as they seek new learning, refine instructional decisions, and examine their impact on student achievement. Fellows read and apply research-based best practices described in the PEBC Instructional Framework to their work with students in their classroom and strive to actualize PEBC Equity Indicators. Fellows are open to collaborate with colleagues and are willing to have colleagues observe their work with learners. 

Interested in becoming a PEBC Lab Host Fellow? Apply by July 29, 2024!

PEBC Lab Host Fellows Program Details:

You are an ECE-12th grade teacher in the Denver Metro area

Willing to commit to year-long program

Program Details and Expectations

Attend (1) evening seminar
Fall kick-off dinner at PEBC to launch the year:

  • September 23, 2024 (5:00-7:30 p.m.)

Attend (1) PEBC seminar or institute at no charge (including: Thinking Strategies Institute, Minds on Math, Writing Institute)

Attend (3) full-day seminars including lab classroom visits*:

  • October 2, 2024 (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • January 22, 2025 (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • April 30, 2025 (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Attend (1) 4-hour coaching session with a prebrief, observation, and debrief including detailed coaching notes based on the PEBC Instructional Framework

Participate in optional Affinity Groups

End of Year Dinner Celebration

  • May 7, 2025 (5:00-7:30 p.m.)

*Lab Host Fellows are expected to set up and cover the cost of their own substitute coverage for seminar days


Build leadership skills

Gain research-based practices, including the PEBC Instructional Framework focusing on stance, community, thinking strategies and workshop model as a planning and reflection tool to support growth and reflection.

Actualize PEBC Equity Indicators

Focus on student social-emotional health and teacher mental health utilizing resources from Kaiser Permanente

Become a more formal part of the PEBC organization, which includes opportunities to become a PEBC Lab Host

Opportunity to join Shared Learning gatherings

Free access to ongoing professional learning experiences with PEBC

Application Process

Becoming a PEBC Lab Host Fellow is highly selective, with only 10 educators chosen from the Denver metro area.  

The application is due on or before July 29, 2024. This is a year long program and potentially represents a longer partnership with PEBC. To ensure this program fits with your time and professional goals, we ask that you review the program details, and complete our application, which includes short answer questions aligned with the project. We also ask for one letter of recommendation from an administrator or instructional coach highlighting your work as an educator. Your application will be reviewed by the PEBC Lab Fellows Advisory Team and you will be notified of acceptance by August 5, 2024. Please note: only complete applications will be reviewed.

Please note: only complete applications will be reviewed.

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

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