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Let’s Get Ready to Pivot!

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Dr. Joan Kang Shin Dr. Jered Borup



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

Preparing to pivot is not just a state of mind. Teachers need practical tools to support their decision making process and become adaptive to our ever-changing educational landscape. How can we ensure all students achieve English language learning outcomes in different learning environments? We can differentiate online learning for students by encouraging choice and personalization in their Place, Time, Pace, and Path of learning. This webinar will show you how to personalize the online learning space that will not only help you get ready to pivot, but also make sure your English learners are ready to pivot too!


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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