Karina Barley (PhD)



Member since
19/03/2012

Karina Barley (PhD)

Taking education into the 21st Century

Dr. 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 completed her PHD in 2019 and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.

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Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/05/2020

the course was interesting and relevant to my day to day work at school

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/05/2020

Again, very relevant and poignant.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/05/2020

Great, very relevant and useful

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers - Karina Barley
25/05/2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the course, I would like to see more strategies for students in mainstream settings where there could be more than 20 students in a class and how an ASD student copes or strategises in that environment.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Very relevance under today and the country situation. I have learn a lot about teaching students online.

Zoom: Teaching in the Online Space - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Very good

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Very good, practical activities for use in any classroom.

Using the Keynote App for motivating and inspiring lessons - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Was a great refresher for ways to use keynote in the classroom.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

I felt the course was average. Very basic and some of the links do not work.

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality in the 21st Century Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

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Using iPads in the Secondary English Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

A great selection of apps given

Using iPads in the Secondary English Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

The course was easy to work through and allowed some new and interesting ideas for apps we can use in our classrooms. This course was both accessible and relevant to our school context. I am excited to use some of these apps in my own classroom.

Using iPads in the Secondary English Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Relevant

Using iPads in the Secondary English Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Relevant

Using iPads in the Secondary English Classroom - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Relevant

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

The quality of the content was good. It touched on how there is more to the students' behaviour than what can be seen, which was something I have been thinking about and has been helpful clearing my mind and straightening things out in my head.
It has given me a greater understanding and appreciation on getting to know my students and reflect on my own practice as a teacher.

The course began talking about PBS which is understandable related to student behaviour, but it is not what I personally was expecting from the course. I felt a bit misguided when that topic came out as it varied from my expectations. Overall the content was delivered in an engaging and in a number of ways. It not only gave me a better understanding of student behaviour but gave me an opportunity to reflect upon my own teaching methods, practices, and responses.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

extremely well thought out content

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Very good quality information and presentations, it was all relevant to the topic.

Student Behaviour: How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

I thought the course was excellent. there we’re lots of relevant resources and strategies to relate to the content.

Inclusion in Education - What is it? - Karina Barley
27/04/2020

Very relevant to Australian education system. High quality.