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Dr. Joan Kang Shin
Dr. Jered Borup


This webinar is part one in a two part webinar series called Preparing to Pivot: Engaging Students in Online and Blending Learning in Uncertain Times.

 This year we got our feet wet with online teaching and learning. Now let’s dive in and see how technology can truly transform your English language classroom. This webinar will show you how to Enable, Extend, Engage, and Elevate your activities and assessments using technology for your fully online or blended learning environments. These 4Es will help you unlock your potential to teach effectively online. You will learn how to engage your students’ hands, hearts, and minds through online learning. 


Dr. Joan Kang Shin is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) program. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and teenagers and has provided professional development programs and workshops to EFL teachers in over 100 countries around the world. She is a Series Editor of National Geographic Learning’s young learner programs Welcome to Our WorldOur World, and Explore Our World, as well as the teen program Impact, and an author of the professional development title Teaching Young Learners English.

Connect with Dr. Shin: Google Site

Dr. Jered Borup is an Associate Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies at George Mason University. In his current position, he is the professor-in-charge of the Blended and Online Learning in Schools Master’s and Certificate programs that are devoted to improving teacher practices in online and blended learning environments. Previous to earning his Ph.D. at Brigham Young University, Jered taught history at a junior high school for six years. He has also taught online and blended courses since 2008. He currently researches student support systems in online and blended environments and has published 35 journal articles and 12 book chapters. His book “K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration” can be read or downloaded for free at

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