This summer and fall, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s transformED will host it’s second series of Pop-Up PLNs, weekly conversations with educators from across Pennsylvania on effective practices during the COVID pandemic school closures. This series is part of Remake Learning’s Tomorrow campaign, explores what we can do today to make tomorrow a more promising place for all learners.

Each Tuesday, guest hosts will lead 30-minute conversations with teachers and school leaders to reflect upon innovative teaching approaches and practices that emerged during school closures, discuss how such practices might be expanded upon in the upcoming school year, and explore how these learnings could shape how we approach teaching and learning in the future.

About the host: Judd Pittman has 11 years of urban education experience between teaching middle school science in the Harrisburg City School District and serving on the elected school board as the academic and student services committee chair. He is an educational consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). Judd focused on professional learning and technical assistance for educators and administrators in science, math, culturally responsive PBIS, formative assessment, and classroom management. Currently, Judd is a Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education for STEM.