Parks and Rec Lunch and Learn Series:
After-School Programs

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Every summer, as the weeks turn into days, parents in your community wonder what safe, engaging after-school programs they can find locally—and you begin to wonder how your parks and recreation department can help.

In this recording, our special guest, Leanna Prater from LEGO Education, talks about solutions to your after-school program challenges. Leanna provides recommendations for innovative activities that you can host to allow students opportunities to stretch themselves creatively and intellectually.


About our Guest Leanna Prater, LEGO Education

As the adoption lead for the U.S., Leanna Prater helps provide thought leadership and strategic solutions for professional learning to support educators in bringing hands-on, playful learning to their classrooms. She is a former elementary teacher, district technology specialist, and adjunct professor at Georgetown College in Kentucky. In 2015, she was named Kentucky Outstanding Technology Leader. Leanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of Charleston, a Master of Arts in education/gifted education from Georgetown College, and a Doctor of Education in curriculum and administration with a focus on instructional systems design from the University of Kentucky. As an advocate for STEM and computer science for all, she supports classroom teachers and students in areas such as robotics and creative computing and helps organize Scratch Educator Meetups in her area.

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Your Host: Brian Stapleton

As the product manager and subject matter expert for CivicRec, Brian is primarily responsible for ensuring our parks and recreation clients are fully leveraging all the flexible features and modern functionality offered by our local government recreation management software. Brian stays immersed in the trends and technologies impacting parks and recreation departments so that he can serve as a critical link between the CivicRec product development and service delivery teams to ensure our product continues to evolve as the needs of local government evolve. Brian earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Western International University.