Ms. Cheng was invited to address researchers at MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten group by Dr. Mitchell Resnick. Dr. Resnick is the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, Director of the Okawa Center, and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Resnick is considered a leading mind in the field of learning research and leads multi-million dollar research initiatives at MIT. Ms. Cheng spoke to Dr. Resnicks group of over 30 researchers about the principles and practices of Anji Play, with particular focus on child-generated rule making, hypotheses, risk and self-regulation. For each subject area, Ms. Cheng played one video and engaged the assembled group in discussion. After her lunch time presentation, Ms. Cheng spoke at length with Dr. Resnick and Dr. Edith Ackerman, a leading expert in education and computer science, who is currently visiting faculty both at Harvard University and MIT. Both Drs. Resnick and Ackerman expressed their deep admiration for the work of Ms. Cheng and emphasized its historical importance in the future of early childhood education.

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