A collection of Capstone Projects submitted by students completing their master’s degrees in the Hamline School of Education. Capstones are the culminating degree work and include research that draws from the student’s formal study as well as professional and personal development. Submissions include a scholarly written description of the project and may include the project artifact (as supplemental file).

Capstone Projects are documented in Digital Commons as a degree completion option, starting in 2017.

See also: School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations

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Capstone Projects from 2020

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Why is there a growing number of ELL students with learning delays, being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or qualifying for Special Education?, Heidi Anderson

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Personalized Reading Strategies and Tools to Support Struggling Third Grade Readers, Rebecca Antil

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Writing In the Math Classroom In Order to Increase the Academic Proficiency In English Language Learners, Daniel Bahnaman

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How Can Middle School Science Teachers Differentiate Instruction to Support All Learners in an Inclusive Classroom?, Jacqueline Barker

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How to Distinguish a Barrier Due to Second Language Acquisition Versus a Learning Disability?, Sarah Baude

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Leading Alternatives to Fossil Fuels for Powering Vehicles, Cameron Beeder

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Implementing an Effective Instructional Coaching Program to Benefit the Teacher As a Learner, Amber Bentley

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Co-Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in Middle School English Language Arts, Adena Berg

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The Importance of Social And Emotional Learning In the Classroom, Kayla Bilotta

Social and Emotional Learning: A Toolkit For Meeting Preschool Students’ Needs, Tessa Bitker

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Program Design: a Practical Guide for Creating EL Programs with a Focus on Social-Emotional Development, Brigitta Bognar Cronin

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Components Necessary to Create a Flipped Model of Instruction for Accelerating 4th-8th Grade Gifted/Talented Students, Samantha Boyd

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Environmental Education Lessons Connecting Middle School Students to the Natural World, Kari Brant

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How Can Content Teachers and Educational Staff Better Support English Language Learners In the Classroom?, Heidi Brouse

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Teaching and Learning About Linguistic Landscapes in Schools: A Student-Involved Research and Analysis Curriculum for English Language Learners in Middle School, Suzanne Regina Buresh Bullock

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A Year of Curiosity, Wonder, and Imagination: Intentionally Connecting Play with Learning in Kindergarten, Adrienne Burns

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Scaffolding Oral Language for Elementary English Learners in Content Classrooms, Jamie Bushey

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The Importance of Multicultural Literature in a K-2 Elementary Classroom, Emily Butler

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Preparing Mainstream Teachers To Support English Language Learners, Christopher Cannady

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Designing Curriculum for Emerging English Learners: Using Science Themes to Teach Productive Academic Language In a High School EL Classroom, Cassandra Chandler

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Fostering Joy, Enriching Relationships, and Encouraging Growth Through Outdoor Education Curriculum, Emma Chapman

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Developing a Framework for Citizen Science: Preparing Researchers for Success, Michelle Chmura

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The Impact of Feedback on Learning and Mindset for Female Students in Mathematics Using Comments to Improve Mindset and Learning in Math: A Professional Development Workshop, Elizabeth Christenson

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Best Practices in Online Learning for Language Learners, Peter Christopherson

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Inquiry-Based Science and Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Upper Elementary Science Education, Emily Culhane