transformED To Host Pop-Up Professional Learning Network Sessions For COVID-19 Resources & Tactics


Students, their parents and educators are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the novel coronavirus as schools shut down and quarantine methods are ordered amidst the public health emergency. In this series, we want to share best practices from our community and how our educators and innovators are managing school shutdowns, distance learning and other challenges around the world.

transformED, in partnership with a number of Pittsburgh-based organizations, is starting to host daily Pop-Up PLNs (professional learning networks) in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. These virtual opportunities are there for educators to explore new technologies and teaching practices while connecting with other teachers, all from the convenience of your living room! The sessions will last 45-minutes and will run everyday day at 11 am and 3 pm, EST. 

Webinar Link: Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android at

Open to all educators!


The sessions will cover topics like 

  • Data & Storytelling w/ CREATE Lab’s Earthtime Tool
  • Introduction to micro:bit
  • Creating 3D Virtual Worlds: Intro to Alice 3
  • Using PowerPoint to Make Talking Books

and more.

Registration is not required to attend any of the webinars. For information on the sessions, visit their website here.

 We thank our community members like Tyler Samstag and the transformED Team for putting resources and providing skills training in the hands of educators in such a time of need. For more articles, innovations & resources, head to our Educator Toolkit especially designed to support educators & parents during this COVID-19 outbreak. 

Pukhraj Ranjan