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Mitchel Resnick is LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, Director of the Okawa Center, and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage young people in creative learning experiences. His Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed the Scratch programming software and online community, the world’s leading coding platform for young people.

Resnick co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100 after-school learning centers, where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies.

Resnick earned an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton, and a Masters and PhD degrees in computer science from MIT. He was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education (2011), the AACE EdMedia Pioneer Award (2013), and the LEGO Prize (2021). He is author of the book "Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play."

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