Male student smiles during classroom discussion


ML-PBL is a research and development project to build and test project-based, literacy-focused elementary science curriculum and teacher professional development.  Our goal is to promote academic, social and emotional learning and equity in elementary students by using features of project-based learning and the three dimensions of scientific knowledge.

African American female student looking thru magnifying glass

Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning (ML-PBL) engages elementary students in making sense of the world. Science educators and researchers from MSU's CREATE for STEM Institute and the University of Michigan partnered to develop, test and revise 3-dimensional, phenomena-based curricula, teacher professional learning materials, and assessments.

Multiple Literacies research team around a meeting table in CREATE

Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning (ML-PBL) engaged in a multi-year research program examining all aspects of the curriculum.   From informative case studies of individual teachers and classrooms to a large-scale randomized control trial for efficacy, ML-PBL is one of the best-researched elementary school programs in the country.

Recent News

Stacey teaches 4th grade in the Madison Metropolitan School District and has worked with the Multiple Literacies project team for six years.
MSU's magazine features Drs. Krajcik & Schneider for their research work in bringing science alive through Project-Based Learning.