The University of Wisconsin Extension Hmong Summary Report surveyed Hmong adults and students about educational preferences. The findings reveal that in Hmong culture, students tend to prefer an in-person delivery method rather than electronic or remote delivery.

The report states that students tend to learn best through “classes or conferences and oral histories from elders, class projects, support groups, newsletters in both Hmong and English, Hmong mentors, audio tapes, high school clubs, and entertainment or plays.” The survey tells us that the community tends to prefer teachers who are Hmong or who have an in-depth understanding of Hmong culture. Hmong guidance counselors and other Hmong staff are recommended as well.

To enhance your understanding of aspects of Hmong culture, the center recommends educators take part in seven experiences. Opportunities are highlighted below. For an overview of the seven experiences, please click here.



Meeting the Educational Needs of Hmong in Wisconsin” – UW-Extension

Cultural Identity in Post-Modern Society: Reflections on What is a Hmong?” by Gary Yia Lee

Hmong World View and Social Structure“ by Gary Yia Lee


Developing Cross Cultural Competence–A Guide for Working with Young Children and Their Families, by E.W. Lynch and M.J. Hanson.

Hmong Means Free by Sucheng Chan

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Hmong ABC (Bookstore) Hmong ABC preserves and promotes the Hmong people through large collections of Hmong art, books, and crafts using an online, secure website. 

Coaching (Coming Soon - Please Check Back)


Community Site Visits 

Hmong New Year Festivals

Hmong New Year - local communities

Hmong Talent Show – Madison, Wisconsin (December)


Conferences and Workshops 

Widening the Circle: Native American and Hmong Indigenous Education Conference


Guest Speakers

Cheng Veng                                                                              

Peng Her


School Site Visits

Hmong American Peace Academy


Additional Information Interpreters

If you are in need of Hmong translation services, your local Hmong Mutual Associations (HMAs) can assist.

Hmong-American Partnership

Appleton, WI 54915

Phone: (920) 739-3192

Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association

Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: (715) 842-8390

Hmong Mutual Assistance Association

Sheboygan, WI 53081

Phone: (920) 458-0808

Oshkosh Hmong/Lao American Association, Inc.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

Phone: (920) 235-5133


By Student Group

African American



American Indian/Alaska Native

By Experience Type


Book Studies

Coaching and Modeling

Conferences and Workshops

Community Site Visits

Guest Speakers 

School Visits

Why CRP?

1. Wisconsin students are becoming increasingly diverse.

2. Culturally responsive practices make a difference.

3. RtI is a systems change model that examines universal practices, and monitors who is successful with and without interventions.

Additional Information

Culturally Responsive Glossary

Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices

Cultural Practices That Are Relevant - PD Vision

Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network "The Network"