|JOAN KANG SHIN - Biography|
Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Culture, UMBC, 2008
M.A., ISD, Bilingual/ESOL Education, UMBC, 1999
B.A., Economics, Cornell University, 1993
Dr. Shin is the Project Director of the US Department of Education (USDOE) funded STEP T for ELLs Program (Secondary Teacher Education and Professional Training for English Language Learners) in the Education Department at UMBC. This five-year program provides professional development to secondary math, science, and social studies teachers in Maryland to give effective content instruction to English language learners (ELLs). See www.umbc.edu/stept for more information.
Dr. Joan Kang Shin is also the Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs at the English Language Center (www.umbc.edu/elc) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In this position at UMBC she administers, in consortium with the University Oregon, the U.S. Department of State’s E-Teacher Scholarship Program, a fully online teacher training program for EFL teachers around the world. See the following links for details: http://exchanges.state.gov/englishteaching/eteacher.html and http://umbc.uoregon.edu/eteacher/
In addition, she keeps herself busy as an English Language Specialist for the Office of English Language Programs (OELP) in the U.S. Department of State and has conducted EFL teacher training programs with teachers in Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Russia and Peru.
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