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, exploring 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: Dr. Demetrius Roberts is an experienced educator, instructional innovator, and empowering leader. Driven by a passion to help all learners, Dr. Roberts takes pride in creating equity learning opportunities for all. As the Director of STEM & Educational Technology Services for the Chester County Intermediate Unit, his goals include creating STEM learning opportunities for all, establishing multi-industry educational partnerships, and growing the Pennsylvania STEM Experiences for Equity and Diversity (PA SEED) Ecosystem. In addition to his primary job functions, Dr. Roberts has been recognized as an award-winning teacher, coach, and educational consultant.