Our program begins in late August 2018 with an orientation for all participants. In year one, fellows will live and work at our four schools, following a curriculum and partnering with mentor teachers. In the second year of the program, fellows will be placed in one of the four schools as paid interns.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please send all of the following materials via email as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no application fee for the PEL application.
A. Short Essay Questions: Answer each of the following in paragraph form; write 250-500 words for each.
1) Teaching is hard. Teaching in a progressive way is harder. Why do you want to do this?
2) Write about a time in which your first assumptions about a person or a situation were challenged in a way that was difficult for you, and how you handled this.
3) Write about a time when you failed at something that was important, and what happened next.
B. Letters of Recommendation: Please provide two signed and dated letters of recommendation, scanned and sent as PDF attachments: one from someone who has taught you whose opinion you value, one from someone who has known you outside of school (in a job, a youth organization, a service placement). We want to know something about you as a person and how you solve problems and show your grit.
C. Other Materials: A one-page resume A transcript from your undergraduate degree—as complete as you can make it at this time. If you have completed any graduate work, please include those transcripts as well.
Other Information PEL practices rolling admission. All admissions materials should be submitted to PEL for first round review beginning in February but no later than March 1. We will interview candidates who reach the final round, either in person or by video conference. These interviews will start taking place in mid-to-late February. Candidates accepted into the program (fellows) will be notified by the end of April 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact: Katy Wolfe, Interim PEL Coordinator The Putney School email@example.com (802) 387-6211
Statement of Non-Discrimination The Progressive Education Lab does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or disability in admission to, or operation of, its programs, services or activities.