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Capstone Projects from 2021

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Incorporating Physical Activity In The Kindergarten Classroom, Kendra Buteyn

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Psych 101: Creating An Equitable Psychology Curriculum To Teach Students Dbt Mental Health Skills In An ALC Setting, Cyrus Butler

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Using On-Going Mentoring to Support Elementary Teachers of Language Learners, Elizabeth Callaghan Done

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The Power Of Language And Its Integral Role In Lgbtq+ Inclusion In Education, Jay Carr

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Embedding Scientific Literacy In The Intermediate Elementary Classroom In Schools With High Underperforming Groups, Mia Clark

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Developing A Science Curriculum With The Focus On Belonging, Megan Custer

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How Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Affect Academic Development and Success in School Aged Students, Quinn Davis

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Increasing Language Output For English Language Learners Through Interactive Language Strategies In The Elementary Mainstream Classroom, Aanya DiBrito

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Dangerous Teaching: An Approach To Difficult Learning In The Theatre Classroom, Tei Ellgen

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Implementing Inquiry-based Learning Into A High School Science Classroom To Improve Student Engagement And Learning Outcomes, Brianna Gasterland

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How can Guided Reading Help Elementary Students Read at Grade Level by Middle School?, Magan Graham

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Earning and Learning: Undergraduate Student Employment and The Importance of Relevant Work, Benjamin Green

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Systems Thinking Teaching Strategies Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Help Best Prepare Students to be Future Ready, Elizabeth Hickey

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Creating and Cultivating a Multitude of Relationships in an Elementary Classroom, Zachary Hoffmann

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Indigenous Resources And Other Materials For Minnesota Studies, Joseph Isle

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Will Building a Healthy Community in the Elementary Classroom Reduce Disruptive Behaviors?, Samantha Janchan

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More Than White Boys And Their Dogs: Diversity In Children’s Literature Professional Development, Britt Johnson

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Identity Placement In Social Justice Issues Through A Creative Writing Curriculum, Tamara Johnson

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Toxic Math-masculinity: Changing Harmful Lay Theories of Mathematics to Improve Student Achievement, Zac Kamm

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The Benefits of Racial Representation in the Middle School Science Classroom, Samantha Karnes

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Translanguaging Writing Strategies for the High School Classroom and Low-Level Literacy EL Students, Lisa Kebort

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Promoting Student To Student Discourse In Mathematics Classrooms, Kayla Kraska

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Teaching the Art of Writing as an Artist, Yarrow Mead

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The Benefits Of Advancing The Next Generation Science Standards In The Elementary Grades, Matthew Millslagle

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Incorporating Mathematics Stations Into The Current Curriculum, Stacy Moua

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Digital Wellbeing In The Classroom: Choosing Technology That Supports The Whole Child, Madeline Myers

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How To Be An Antiracist Educator, Veronica Myers

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Balancing Screen Time: Teaching To The Whole Student, Victoria Neuburger

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogies and Literacy Programs For Newcomer Somali High School English Language Learners, Catherine Orfield

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What Social-emotional Learning Looks Like In The High School Special Education Setting, And How It Benefits Students With Emotional Or Behavioral Disorders, Emily O’Rourke

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Culturally Responsive Identity Project for a High School English Language Arts Classroom, Monique A. Plaster

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Growing Mindset and Goals: A Blog Designed to Lead Intrinsic Motivation in Students, Alison Prahl

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Creating An Equity Based Genetics Unit Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy And The Next Generation Science Standards, Katherine Quattrini

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Adaptation Of English Standards For The Learning Of A Diverse Population Of Students, Lexie Read

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How Infusing Music Into Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Affects Students’ Learning and Engagement, Caitlin Riebe

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Choice Based Directing: Promoting Inclusivity in Middle School Theatre Programs, Brooklyn Riggs

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How can Using Culturally Responsive Instruction in a Social Studies Classroom Contribute to Student Success?, Jake Ruppert

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How Can Music Most Effectively Be Used In The English Learner Classroom, Robert Ryden

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Addressing and Supporting Student Behaviors Related to Trauma through Social-Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, and Restorative Discipline, Alison Sasada

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Inquiry-Based Learning and Higher-Order Thinking Skills in High School Science, Rebekah Scheiller

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Increasing Teacher Buy-in for the Implementation of Social-Emotional Learning in the Elementary Classroom, Rebekka Schrank

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Service-learning And Language Acquisition In Secondary English Language Learners, Martha Schultz

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Trauma in the Elementary Classroom, Leah Seal-Gray

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Holistically Discouraging School Aged Students and Youth From Joining and/or Becoming Affiliated With Gangs and Gang Violence, Megan Steinhoff

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How Can Incorporating an Animal Based Curriculum Into an Elementary Classroom Help Promote Social/ Emotional Development?, Stephanie Stickney

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Social Emotional Learning in Elementary Schools: A Professional Development Series, Brianna Strandberg

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Facing Race: A Project for Talking about Race in a Classroom Setting, Erin Sutliff

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How Can Teachers Increase Student-student Discourse In Math Classrooms?, Alex Vang

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An Antiracist Education: A Curricular Unit Design, Tanner D. Wright

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Teaching Primary Aged Students Impacted By Trauma Through Interactive Read Alouds, Amelia Wykes

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Engaging Hmong Learners With Oral Storytelling And Flipgrid, Tang Xiong

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How A Theater Curriculum Helps Students Process Racial Injustice, Molly Zupon

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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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

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

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

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The Importance of Sleep For Learning and Behavior, Alison D’Antonio

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Knowledge and Skill: Integrating Social Studies and Writing Content for Third-Grade Students, Heather Eikenbary

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Using iPads in a Readers' and Writers' Workshop, Megan Engfer

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Teaching Journalism Ethics in the High School Journalism Classroom Through the Use of Text Sets, Megan Erickson

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Creating a Theatre Curriculum for Diverse Upper Elementary Students, Sara Feinberg

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How Does an Instructional Coach Support Elementary Teachers Who Have Students Struggling to Read with Characteristics Similar to Dyslexia?, Lori Felton

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Shifting the Perspective: Incorporating Elements of Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Rural Minnesotan Elementary Classroom, Brandon Frenette

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Using Digital Communication Technologies to Record a Student’s Thinking During the Solving of Physics Problems, John Gaalaas

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Reading Strategies In a Second Language Spanish Classroom, Wendy Gorman

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Writing and Reading Partnership: A Focused First Grade Writing Curriculum That Benefits ELL Readers, Margaret Gorrilla

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If you feel as though you don't fit in this world, create a new one: strategies to motivate adolescent males to participate in the performing arts, Gretchen Grunzke

What Do Educators Need To Know About Anxiety To Best Support Students?, Kayla Halvorson

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A Professional Development Program to Improve Reading Comprehension for Secondary Students, Dayna Hillcrest

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Equity in Social and Emotional Learning in the Elementary Classroom: An Introduction for Educators, Kirsten Hoffer

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Three-Dimensional Learning and the Phenomena Based Learning Approach with a STEM Curriculum, Shana Hoglund

ESL Teaching Practice for Latinx English Language Learners Who Have Experienced Immigration-related Trauma: A Pre-k and Kindergarten Teacher Curriculum Guide, Karen Huggins

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Redefining Maine: Grade 3 Maine Studies Curricular Unit, Margaret Hutchison

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Best Instructional Practices for High School SLIFE: A Narrative Curriculum for a Sheltered EL Class, Sarah Jorgenson

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Developing a Growth Mindset Through Teacher Training, Pedagogy Development, and Community Reform, Kailtyn Joyce

Play-Based Learning: The Effects On Social-emotional Development and Academic Success In Pre-primary and Primary Grades, Kristina Kamp

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Inquiry-Based Learning and Growth Mindset In Third Grade Mathematics, Katherine Klein

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English Language Learners Acquiring Tier 3 Mathematical Vocabulary in Upper Elementary Grades, Krosby Kludt

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Using the Process Approach to Create an Effective and Efficient Secondary Writing Curriculum for Students and Teachers, Adam Koehler

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Implementation of Number Talks to Support Number Sense and Fluency, Including Automaticity, Janel Koenig

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Creating an English as a Second Language Program Model That Caters to Junior High Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Alison Krzenski

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Embedding Phenomena-Based Learning Practices Into a Middle School Science Curriculum, Allison Kubat

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A Collaborative Approach at Building Professional Development Around Inclusive Science Classrooms, Erin Lappen

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Lost in the Cloud: Attempting to Improve the Implementation of Educational Technologies, Patrick McCormick

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Effectively Enabling Translanguaging in the Classroom, Kelly Miller

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How Can I Inform Colleagues About the Trauma of English Learner Scholars and Create a Trauma-sensitive Classroom For Multilingual Scholars In An Education Setting?, Kwenen Nelson

The Impact of Flexible Seating on Student Engagement in Second Grade at a Chinese Immersion School, Meilin Nelson

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Number Talks for Multilingual Learners, Catherine Neuner

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What Interactive Strategies Promote Engagement for English Language Learners in a Post-Secondary Science Classroom?, Kristal Newman

Designing a Personalized Learning Current Electricity Unit for Ninth Grade Physics Students with a Focus on Supporting Mainstream Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Gregory Pokorski

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Missing Narratives: Racial Inequities in Social Studies Curriculum, Amanda Pomerleau