Kathryn Walbert received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in United States History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been working with LEARN NC to develop instructor-led and self-guided materials for professional development in a range of topics in United States and North Carolina history for more than seven years. She has developed and taught the online professional development courses African American History to 1950, The Civil Rights Movement in Context, American Indians in North Carolina: Past, Present and Future, and American Indians in the United States. She is also the author of several articles for LEARN NC, including a series on using oral history in the K-12 classroom, resources on using historical newspapers, and several lesson plans.
In addition to her work on historical topics, Dr. Walbert also serves as an instructor in the Carolina Online Teacher program. She currently teaches Moodle Training, Teaching Online Courses, Assessment and Evaluation in Your Online Course, and a new course, Differentiated Instruction in Online Courses, which she also developed.
A long-time associate of the Southern Oral History Program, Dr. Walbert has been using oral history in her own research and training others in the craft for more than ten years. Her doctoral research focused on Southern women, both African American and white, who became teachers after the Civil War, and the role of teaching in shaping their identities. From 2001 to 2003, she was an academic skills instructor at Duke University. She now serves as a consultant on U.S. history, oral history, and academic skills to LEARN NC and other organizations throughout North Carolina.
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