Dr. Barb is a recently retired teacher from Harford County Public Schools. She is currently using her educational experiences to develop tutoring classes and resources for students to individualize their learning. Dr. Barb previously taught Middle School Computer Science, Elementary grades 4 and 5, and was a Technology trainer for teachers in the district. She has taught online classes for Insight School of Wisconsin and Connections Academy. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist in Douglas County School District near Denver, CO, working with teachers in the classrooms of 14 elementary schools to integrate technology. In addition, she was involved in several district committees.
Dr. Barb completed a Ph.D. in Computing Technology for Educators at Nova Southeastern University in 2012. Her dissertation focused on using online learning tools to make learning easier for students. She hopes to use her advanced degree to develop a strong program for students to become proficient learners.
Dr. Barb has previously held positions at UMBC, Johns Hopkins - CTE, and Colorado State University- Pueblo. All three positions involved helping teachers and faculty integrate technology into their teaching practices. As the creator and coordinator of online courses at CSU-Pueblo, she developed and taught online courses for educators. In addition, she was instrumental in matching curriculum to standards so the university could attain accreditation.
Dr. Barb has spoken at many local and national conferences and published two books. The first book was Scribes Online: Learning in an Electronic Writing Space (Ost & Schulz, 1999) and its accompanying teacher's guide. The second is a self-published children's book Chipper Stops a Bully (Boksz, 2015). Both can be seen on Amazon.com. Her complete resume can be seen on her website @ http://www.learningbyts.net/
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