Barbara Harbula was born in Baltimore, Maryland and has been an educator for over forty years. She has taught most grades from Kindergarten to Higher Education, focusing on using technology in the classroom.
Her career as an author started when her 4th graders were involved with a project in Kidlink to write a mystery story with kids in Denmark, South Africa, and the Maryland Eastern Shore. Beaumont Publishing requested her and John Ost to write the Scribes Online series to teach students to utilize the computer to learn to write.
Currently, Barb is working on a series of children’s books about a misplaced prairie dog named Chipper and his experiences in life. Look for The Race Underground: Chipper the Misplaced Prairie Dog, Digs Against Time to be published soon!
Currently Published Work:
Chipper Stops a Bully 2nd Edition
Previously Published Work:
Mass Market Paperback
Aug 15, 1999
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Dr. Barb is a recently retired teacher from Harford County Public Schools in Maryland. 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.