Parks and Rec Lunch and Learn Series:
How Online Learning Has Changed and What Your Community Expects from Parks & Recreation Programs Now and in the Future


Webinar: Tuesday, June 8 at Noon p.m. CT

(10 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. MT | 1 p.m. ET)

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As the joy of going back to normalcy spreads with warmer weather and more vaccinations, are you also prepared to serve the expanded expectations by families and deal with uncertainties? The truth is, last year has propelled the e-learning market, which is projected to be worth $325 billion by 2025. It also means huge lasting opportunities to provide better services for your users. 

In this webinar, Jessie Jiang (founder and CEO of Create & Learn) and John Kleweis (Partnership Manager Create & Learn) will share larger trends in online education, how they might impact park and recreation initiatives, as well as what they have seen working with many cities across the United States. 

Founded in 2017, Create & Learn has focused on live online computer science classes for kids since its inception. With three-plus years of experience, the program has tens of thousands of students around the world in 10+ countries and is also the highest-rated kids’ coding program on Facebook nationwide. In the last year alone, they have seen demand increase ten-fold. Create & Learn offers 20+ computer science classes for students in grades K-12 with a curriculum designed by experts from top tech companies such as Google and graduates for top schools including Stanford, MIT, and Harvard. 


About our Guest:

Jessie Jiang

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Jessie has 15+ years of experience in the tech industry. Prior to founding Create & Learn, Jessie was Product Management Director at Google and VP of Product at Mobisocial. Jessie has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with Dr. Kleinrock – a winner of the National Medal of Science from the White House for the creation of the Internet. She also has an MBA from Stanford Business School. Over the years, she has volunteered for many education initiatives on STEM education. 

John Kleweis

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John has over 25 years of experience focused primarily on business development and partnerships. John has over ten years of experience working with technology-related start-ups, developing marketing strategies, business plans, investor presentations, and go-to-market strategies. He has spent the last seven years in education and education services for adults and children. John has bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Business Management and recently completed his MBA. 

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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.