Capstone Project Title
Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, Minnesota had to make the decision to temporarily close schools. Many school districts resorted to online distance learning in order to protect the community from covid-19 spread. There are so many teachers that have not been prepared to teach from an online model. Moreover, teachers were losing engagement from students. Hmong students face a unique challenge where engagement is highly absent due to the switch of an online learning setting. This capstone explored a curriculum design that supports the cultural tradition of oral storytelling using Flipgrid to enhance engagement in the online classroom for Hmong students at the 7th grade level. Pre and post surveys, oral storytelling elements, writing, and Flipgrid are the main resources to support engagement among Hmong students along with rubrics to evaluate the level of success from the curriculum. Research concluded that incorporating more than one online learning media platform and using culturally relevant practices in the classroom can support the engagement of Hmong students, such as oral storytelling and Flipgrid. This provides the occasion to further explore the possibilities of using culture and technology together for online education.
Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Technology
Xiong, Tang, "Engaging Hmong Learners With Oral Storytelling And Flipgrid" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 661.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects