Parks and Rec Lunch and Learn Series:
Playful Learning in Summer
and Afterschool

Watch On-Demand

Let’s have playful learning this summer and afterschool in the fall! Many students are looking forward to programs that allow them to be collaborative, creative, and to communicate face-to-face with peers. We know they are yearning for something fun that allows them to interact with others. Learn about the way you can get kids totally engaged and sneak in a lot of learning as well. Young students (K-2) can use LEGO™ Education STEAM Park (think theme park) as a focus to learn about science, math, and SEL. Students in Grades 3-5 and 6-8 can focus on physical science through sports.

If you are interested in computer science skills (requiring a device), LEGO™ Education offers camps and afterschool activities for elementary and middle school students. LEGO Education camps are written for 4 days a week, 6 hours a day, for one or two weeks with students working with a partner but are easily adapted to fit with your program. In addition, LEGO Education offers Professional Development so everyone is ready to deliver a great experience to the kids.

In this recording, you can learn about the possibilities. You will enjoy some hands-on activities to get you thinking about what you can do and see how you can get the students’ hands and minds fully engaged. 

About our Guest:

Kelly Reddin

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Kelly started with the Pitsco/LEGO Dacta partnership in 2000 as a curriculum specialist. She is currently a Solutions Architect with LEGO Education, creating solution and implementation plans and facilitating workshops for processes and products from preschool through college. She presents keynote speeches, joins panel discussions on education, and works on special projects.

Additionally, Kelly has worked as Global Master Trainer and Solutions Engineer, and has created new products using the US, UK, and German standards to help focus new development for global curriculum and products.

Prior to joining LEGO Education, she taught elementary and middle school as well as college courses. She has taught, studied, and worked in many regions of the United States as well as Germany and Japan. Kelly holds degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbus University, and College of Notre Dame with additional studies completed at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

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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.