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Barbara Harbula, Ph.D.
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Technology Training - Learn to use the computer at all ages! Bring your own laptop or use ours. Group training can be arranged. Training provided on the following topics:

  • Microsoft Office package - learn to create a word processing document, a spreadsheet with Excel for balancing your budget, a Power Point to present, or a database to keep track of your "stuff".
  • Training on using Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Instagram, etc.
  • How to create a Video and edit it.
  • How to create a game using your Scratch.

Classes can be individual lessons, group lessons, and can be either face to face (if local) or in the online format.

Curriculum Development - Learn to engage your students through the use of 21st century tools. Activities can be as simple as a digital worksheet with links or:

  • Complete Units utilizing tools like Wikis, blogs, or Edmodo for communicating with students in other schools to develop deeper thinking and writing.
  • Writer's Workshop with online co- writers.
  • "Chat with an Expert" - using Edmodo or other online learning platform for students to ask questions of an expert

We will help you set up the activities to enable you and your students be successful. All curriculums matched to Common Core Standards and using Universal Design for Learning whenever possible.

Phenomenological Research Studies - Want to know what is truly happening in your organization? Has quantitative research given you numbers but not explanations? Then you might want to try a phenomenology. Through in-depth interviews of stakeholders, and a scientific method of analyzing the interviews for word meaning units, a researcher can get to the "essence" of the situation, giving you more insight for decision making.

An Overview of Virtual and Home Schools -- Not sure what a virtual school is, let alone how to pick one for your student? Not sure about how to do homeschooling, or if it's right for you and your child? Take a look at the resources on this page -- and be sure to contact us with any questions... Read the overview to help you understand what the difference is between virtual schools, home schools, and online programs.

  • Our Diagnostic Tool - Use our simple survey form to help you determine whether Virtual Schooling or Home Schooling is right for your child.
  • Benefits and Drawbacks -- What are the benefits and drawbacks of virtual &/or home schools? How can you tell what type of school your child should use?
  • A Dynamic List of Online Programs/Virtual Schools
    This page is currently under construction, but will eventually be a comprehensive database of virtual schools and online programs, rated for different criteria.
  • College prep - Need help with making sure your homeschool experience will get you into colleges? Check out this page, or contact Jen Hinson.
  • Home School Resources - This page includes info on Individual Education Plans, Curriculum Development, Course Development, Transcript Preparation, Resume Development

Our Fees - Initial phone consultation is free for 30 minutes. Other fees are on a set schedule - check them out on this page.

This website is dynamic, and therefore always under construction as we add comments to the blogs, the latest research, and share with each other, so come back often!

Barb Boksz


Check out Barb's Portfolio to see samples of previous projects....

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