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 30 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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Beginner's Guide to Minecraft in the Classroom - Anthony McDonald
05/08/2019

Actually I was expected to learn how I can play Minecraft. However, this course focused on effective lesson structure and plans with Minecraft.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
05/08/2019

Great course! Fantastic strategies and techniques that are useful and practical to teachers. Have a greater understanding and appreciation of students that have Autism.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Very relevant behaviour is a big problem. To improve more detail on strategies.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Very relevant and the quality of the information was good.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

I thought this course was really put together well. It was engaging and it has helped me with my mindset with Student Management.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Content is of good quality. Most I already use.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

This course was very well presented in an easy to follow format. The content (particularly the PDF on calmer classrooms) was very useful

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

I think it was good to see some of practical tips and be able to learn about really traumatised kids. Some of the behaviours which I thought I could not understand and took personally, now seem acceptable even.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Course quality was excellent, encouraged you to think broadly about expectations and steps to follow. Content was related to department documents (Calmer Classrooms.) I would have liked to have been encouraged to use current school policy as well. I have been teaching over 25 years however I found this course useful in fine-tuning how I use behaviour management in the classroom. I was encouraged to reflect on current strategies and expectations. By creating steps to follow, teachers are able to understand exactly what steps they will follow during the behaviour management process. - Katherine Mitchell -

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

High quality

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Excellent and relevant.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

The content of this course is high quality, well thought through and interspersed with appropriate anecdotes. Highly relevant to a low – high needs classroom. This is an amazing course that provides a leaping off place to the mysterious world of classroom management. - -

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

this was informative

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Moderate to high quality and highly relevant

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

very detailed

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

relevant and useful

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

A variety of material and types of material was used with relevant questioning and response items. This is a very important topic to discuss practically in this day and age with so much media coverage of the effectiveness of schools and their environments. We, as teachers, can still make a difference and this course helped in a number of ways to define and shape how that can happen.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

The content of this course contain some relevant and useful information.

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Content was appropriate, useful and holistic. This course is presented in a refreshingly consise and logical way, the use of multiple formats in presentation aids comprehension, which for me increases retention. - -

Creating Student Management Practices that work! - Lauren Cook
01/08/2019

Good course with some practical advice