This is part two in a three part series called Breaking Through the Screen: A Dozen Tips for Engaging Students in Online English Language Learning.
How can you keep your students engaged as they sit in front of a computer or tablet screen or even a small mobile device? How can you encourage them to use and practice English through this virtual space? Think about what your students can see, hear, and feel through the screen. It might be a flat surface, but you can make your screen come alive with the ways you talk and move, the ways you encourage students to participate, and the materials and objects you use–even simple objects from your own home! You will leave this webinar with lots of practical ideas for making your screen come alive for your English language learners.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
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 World, Our 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 https://edtechbooks.org/k12blended.