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The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative

Remake Learning is a network of networks, leveraging it's infrastructure to ensure wifi, food, learning, and communications get to people.

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The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative (PLC) is an emerging cross-sector collaborative. We are a community of organizations, educators, nonprofits and funders working together to make collective best use of our region’s expertise and resources to eliminate inequities facing students. Initial planning partners for the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative includes upwards of 30+ participating organizations. Remake Learning seeks support to facilitate 3 task groups to coordinate and deliver outputs for technology, at-home learning and out-of-school time. We support collective problem solving and planning, share communications across the task groups, and maintain vital communications with two other Big Ideas: food distribution to some of our region’s most marginalized families through school bus stops and community organizations by Community Kitchen and their partners, and the distribution of learning materials by the Education Partnership, Reading is Fundamental and their partners.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

We believe that schools could never, and should never be seen as entities dependent from our social fabric but are instead the key indicator of social health. What does it look like for a system for learning to be divorced from funding models based upon zip codes and outdated testing?

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

Ani Martinez is steward to one of the world's most robust networks for learning innovation, Remake Learning. Her leadership to deliver access to socially and technologically relevant learning opportunities include convening "Rec2Tech" at the White House, "Shifting Power" in partnership with University of Pittsburgh and the Gates FDN, and addressing the UN AI for Good Summit for education. 

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

Remake Learning members reside in the greater Pittsburgh region, which includes the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland in Pennsylvania, as well as the counties of Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, and Wetzel in West Virginia.

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Hi Ani,
Thanks for submitting. We’ve got a few days left and I’d love to see your post refined before the Challenge ends on May 26th. Would you add a bit more depth around your 2 Big Ideas of food distribution and the distribution of learning materials to your post? Next week, we will have a group of students reviewing ideas and we want to see your idea shine!

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