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 2019

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Supporting Early Childhood Students’ Communication Skills Within The Classroom, Emma Creger

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ENGAGING THE SAFETY SYSTEM OF THE BRAIN: TRAINING FOR TEACHERS OF IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA, Lindsey Grace Crifasi

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Substituting Traditional Homework With Outdoor Experiences, David Czepa

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HOW TO IMPROVE HIGH-RISK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND WELL-BEING THROUGH USING BEST PRACTICES, PARTICULARLY IN AN ALTERNATIVE SETTING, Laura Lopez Dahl

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The Reduction Of Stormwater Runoff Pollution Through Community Service Efforts, Dana Damm

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Using Novels In The Science Classroom To Increase Literacy In Middle School Students, Elizabeth Mae Das

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A Family Approach to Family Literacy with Latino Parents, Jessica L. Davies-Lopez

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"HOW CAN GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS LEARN TO BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH EL STUDENTS BY INTEGRATING EL BEST PRACTICE STRATEGIES INTO THEIR TEACHING?", Philip Dennison

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How Can Reflective Teachers Support Marginalized Grieving Children?, Molly Doran

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A Montessori Reading Intervention For Nonliterate First Grade Children, Benjamin Dorer

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Fostering Student Interest and Motivation in Second Grade Writing, Nicholas Dorow

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How Discourse And Collaboration Can Be Used In Mathematics Classrooms To Promote Engagement And Learning, Emily Elsner

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Do Believe The Hype: Teaching Literacy To Urban Students In A Secondary Social Studies Classroom With Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Jeffrey Engelen

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Integrating Augmented Reality Into Place Based Native Tree Identification, Chase Evertz

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Smartphones In The Classroom, Isaac Flynn Buggs

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Ipad Initiatives In The Elementary Classroom Enhancing Literacy Instruction, Vanessa Forsman

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Does Leadership & Academic Coaching Paired With Small Peer Group Interaction Improve Black Male Student Academic Engagement, Self-Efficacy And Self-Esteem?, Kyle Foster

Access To Academic Language: A Comparative Analysis Of Secondary Esl And Mainstream History Texts, Frances Garvey

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Using Reading Fluency Assessment To Target Intervention In The Middle-Level Mainstream Ela Class, Ashley Gaschk

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"A CULTURALLY RELEVANT EARTH SCIENCE CURRICULUM: ENGAGING STUDENTS IN SOCIOSCIENTIFIC ISSUES THROUGH SOCRATIC SEMINARS ", Colin Matthew Gettle

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Effective Instruction Of Social Skills To Increase Student Achievement In Elementary-Aged Students, Kate Grahek

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Using System Thinking Protocols To Improve Student Analytical Thinking And Foster Engagement In Rural Commons, Kristin Guin-Grosse

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How New Chinese Immersion School Teachers Can Improve Their Teaching Skills And Have A Mindset Of Supporting And Inspiring Students?, MI Gu

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Preparing To Successfully Co-Teach For English Language Learners On The First Day Of School: A Series Of Professional Development Sessions, Carter Haaland

Identification And Evaluation Of Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Learners In Early Childhood Education In Special Education, Megan Hallstrom