Karina Barley



Member since
19/03/2012

Karina Barley

Taking education into the 21st Century

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.

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Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Gregory Farmer on 05/04/2018

I found this course to very informative regarding Student behaviour and definitely engaging due to the accessible resources provided by TTA. I would recommend this course to any Special Education Teacher as I have definitely gained a lot of valuable insight and knowledge on Student behaviour. I look forward to taking this new awareness and knowledge and implementing it into my teaching practise.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum
by Joan Watson on 05/04/2018

A really excellent course in which I learned so much about Autism and how it presents itself differently in each Autistic student. Being knowledgeable about how to best cater to the specific needs of each Autistic student was enlightening and also the teaching practices/tools to employ in order to best serve the student. I highly recommend this course for all teachers.

Using iPads in the Autism and Special Education Classroom
by Glen Brookfield on 05/04/2018

It was very informative. I really enjoyed it. I have tried some of the apps that I learnt about during the course with students.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Rosina Mihajlovic on 29/03/2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this course which covered a broad spectrum of students behaviours and needs, ranging from the individual student/s behaviours to a whole-school approach. I loved the global vision of what education is today and how it is developing into the future to meet the changing needs of students. The videos and references were amazing and the practical approach to dealing with disturbed/disturbing behaviours was so useful. I had come across one or two of the presenters (Bill Rogers early in my teaching career and Dillon Williams a couple of years ago) and was surprised and pleased with how far education has developed to cater for the needs and perspectives of the modern day student. The course was informative, practical and so heartwarming. I recommend this course highly to any teacher who takes their work seriously and sincerely wants to make a difference in the lives of all their students, not only, but especially, those they find challenging.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Elise Tamatea on 29/03/2018

I really enjoyed this course. It not only provided me with more information and an insight into behaviour management from other perspectives. It also made reflect on my own teaching experiences, it made me realise some strategies that were really beneficial to both the student and myself- which at the time I didn’t actually realise the impact. I think behaviour management is something that can continue to be refined as we are faced with various students, abilities and behaviours. Behaviours continue to change as our society continues to change. Also our behaviours as teachers are so important and sometimes we need to rethink and refresh our teaching practices to ensure the students have the most positive learning experiences.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Jeanine Colless on 29/03/2018

I found this course relevant and informative. It gave me some interesting insights into interpreting student behaviour and I think the content is something all teachers can relate to and reflect upon.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Heidi Court on 29/03/2018

I found this course to be very informative and it has provided me with some behaviour management strategies.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Rosina Mihajlovic on 26/03/2018
This was an excellent course to do. Though I started teaching in 1971 and have worked with students on the autism spectrum (diagnosed formerly or not), I found the course so helpful and gained such insights which I intend to share with colleagues. What a difference an approach based on insight and perceptiveness could make to the life of a struggling child! It left me with so much insight and compassion for ALL children, not just those on the autism spectrum.
Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Lauren Sewell on 22/03/2018

I found this course to be very useful and insightful. It was fantastic to be able to see what I believe written down as it gives me the confidence to keep teaching as I have been and has opened my eyes to more I can do.

10 Must Have Apps for the Classroom
by Sr Margaret Ghosn on 22/03/2018

This is a useful course that every teacher should do as it makes us familiar with important apps that can be used to make learning more engaging

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by JeeHun Kwak on 16/03/2018

Well sequenced and scaffolded.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Carissa Howell on 13/03/2018

Throughout the course we were provided with a number of resources and practical applications. The course was structured in such a way that each module built on the previous one without overwhelming us. Creating a lesson during the modules, meant that we already have at least one lesson ready to go. I felt there could be more on augmented reality and how to best implement it into lessons.

iPads - Changing the Way We Do Education
by Peter McKenzie on 21/02/2018

As with any technology course regular changes need to be factored in as as new apps and options become available.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
by Tammy Kimmince on 01/02/2018

The Course was relevant to my needs.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons
by Maja Tancheski on 30/01/2018

I really enjoyed this course. The content was interesting and I really took a lot out of it, especially for the Distance Education setting.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom
by Joel Walton on 25/01/2018

The course had some extremely interesting and engaging topics in it that could be very good in the classroom. The start with QR was very engaging and the end with Aura’s in Aurasma was a great end. This is something that I think all teachers from all levels of education could use in their classrooms in a variety of ways.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers
by Shelley Hernage on 24/01/2018

This course contains interesting, relevant and valuable information and on into Autism. It was also easy to follow and navigate at your own pace.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes
09/01/2018

This was a good course with some sound research to support the information and techniques presented.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Nicole Clay on 08/01/2018

I feel that the course had very detailed information and catered to different learners ensuring that they could take something away from it. Participants were able to
read information, look at pictures, watch videos, and communicate with each other. I have walked away knowing more about autism and how to ensure that my teaching environment is even more inclusive. I would recommend this course to all others interested in learning more about autism in the classroom.

Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum
by Heidi Court on 08/01/2018

This course was very informative. I completed this course the week after the term finished and it left me feeling inspired and motivated to begin planning for 2018. At the completion of the course I had approximately 10 pages open with links to extra information that Karina had provided us with. I just wanted to keep reading about everything we had learnt so I could continue to develop my knowledge and strategies. Looking forward to completing more of Karina’s courses in the future!