M-PLANS stands for Motivation – Planning Lessons to Activate eNgagement in Science

Dr. Gwen Marchand, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education and Principal Investigator (PI) of this collaborative partnership involving Drs. Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia (PI) and Jennifer Schmidt (Co-I) at Michigan State University and their team, Dr. Christopher Harris (PI) at WestEd and his team, and teachers and science coordinators at Clark County School District in NV and the Oakland County ISD in Michigan.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, M-PLANS (Motivation – Planning Lessons to Activate eNgagement in Science) is a collaboration between motivation researchers, science education experts, and experienced science practitioners to design a reasonable and sustainable professional learning (PL) model that builds teachers’ capacity to support student motivation and engagement in science.

The MPLANS project began in 2018 and extends through 2022. For more information about the project, please visit https://m-plans.org/

M-PLANS is a Level II, Early Stage Design and Development project in the Teaching Strand of the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PK-12 program, Award Numbers: 1813047 (MSU), 1812976 (UNLV), 1907480 (WestEd).