Carol Ortega, Ed.D.
Thursday Advanced Track
Designed for very experienced teachers, this is a 4 hour long workshop and will be offered on one day only.
Participants will still go to the keynote address on the day they attend this workshop.
If you choose the Advanced Track, please ensure that you ONLY attend the workshop that is relative to the age that you teach.
This presentation will include a variety of topics related to infant and toddler brain development and learning. Topics will include language and literacy development, diversity in infant and toddler care, and the latest research from Zero to Three: The Growing Brain. Participants will make and take curriculum materials to use in their classroom.
Carol Ortega, Ed.D, is a community college adjunct professor with an interest in teachers’ self-care. She has been facilitating students’ learning about young children and the early childhood profession for over 25 years at San Jacinto College and Houston Community College. Previously, she operated an accredited home childcare and was the Toddler Lead Teacher in the San Jacinto College Lab School.
Throughout this time frame, she has supported classroom caregivers by presenting numerous workshops such as Coping with Stress, Circle Time ‘Fun’damentals, and Math for Young Children.
Dr. Ortega’s education encompasses her doctorate from the University of Houston in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Early Childhood and Teacher Education as well as Parental Grief. She obtained both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Sam Houston University.