Karatza, Zoi, Instructional Technology
Ms. Zoe Karatza received her B.A in Early Childhood Education from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She completed courses in the field of Psychology on Learning Disabilities and Psychology of Emotions during her studies at the Italian University of Padova. Ms. Karatza has also completed her M.A. degree in Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICTE) from the National and Kapodistrian University, University of Thessaly and Technological Education Institute of Piraeus. Her research entitled "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a Tool of Differentiated Instruction: An Informative Intervention and a Comparative Study on Educators’ Views and Extent of ICT Use” was presented at the 7th International Conference on Education and Management Innovation in Italy and published in the International Journal of Information and Education Technology.
Ms. Karatza worked at a STEM learning center as an Early Childhood teacher as well as the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Programs (in Coding) developing the curriculum, implementing it as well as training teachers. Ms. Karatza has worked with learners across grade levels at ACS Athens as an assistant to the Optimal Learning Program (OLP) for Elementary School, Middle School, and Academy. Having been exposed to different instructional environments in the Elementary School over the past three years, as the OLP assistant, the Permanent Substitute Teacher and Learning Support Specialist, Ms. Karatza has gained valuable experience in incorporating motivational activities and positive reinforcement, integrating engaging teaching methods as well as supporting students with learning differences. She has also been involved in many aspects of school life as a Learning Enhancement After School Programs instructor, the ES House System Coordinator and ES Student Council Advisor. She is very excited to begin this new adventure as the Technology Teacher.