About the Series Editors

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training.

Dr. Crandall is a contributor to National Geographic Learning’s webinar series and to National Geographic Learning’s InFocus blog.  

Her webinars include:

Ensuring Young Learners Success Through Assessment

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Young Learner Classroom

Engaging Young Learners with Projects 

Read her blog posts here:

Projects for Young Leaners

 

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

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.

Dr. Shin is a contributor to National Geographic Learning’s webinar series and to National Geographic Learning’s InFocus blog. 

Her webinars include: 

Empowering 21st Century Teenagers 

Fostering Global Citizenship in the Young Learner Classroom 

Literacy Programming for Young EFL Learners 

Teaching Grammar to Young Learners in a Real-World Context 

 

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Learn more about Joan and Jodi’s previous collaboration on our award-winning Our World series for young learners!