Natalie Rusk

Lifelong Kindergarten
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Natalie Rusk, PhD,  is one of the creators of the  Scratch programming language  and a founder of the Computer Clubhouse.  She is a research scientist in the Lifelong Kindergarten group and has collaborated for 30 years with Professor Mitchel Resnick on the development of Scratch and other international educational  initiatives.  

Her research focuses on designing learning environments that build on young people's interests.  She is lead author of the Scratch Coding Cards and editor of the book, Start Making! A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities. 

She  earned a PhD in child development from Tufts University and a Master's in Technology in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Natalie Rusk, PhD,  is one of the creators of the  Scratch programming language  and a founder of the Computer Clubhouse.  She is a research scientist in the Lifelong Kindergarten group and has collaborated for 30 years with Professor Mitchel Resnick on the development of Scratch and other international educational  initiatives.  

Her research focuses on designing learning environments that build on young people's interests.  She is lead author of the Scratch Coding Cards and editor of the book, Start Making! A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities. 

She  earned a PhD in child development from Tufts University and a Master's in Technology in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.