José Julián Ortiz Carlo
BA in Computer Science from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
MA in Arts in Computing in Education from Universidad Interamericana
PhD Candidate in Curriculum Design with Educational Technology at Universidad de Puerto Rico
Additional Publications or Presentations:
Investigator and presenter – XIII CONGRESO PUERTORRIQUEÑO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN LA EDUCACIÓN. Co-author of: “Proyecto de investigación para la elaboración de historietas sobre ciudadanía digital para niños de seis a diez años” and “Estudio autoetnográfico de educadores/educandos: Reflexiones a base de las teorías de motivación”. http://congresoeducacion.uprrp.edu/ AND http://cie.uprrp.edu/congreso/
Current Webmaster & Designer, Subespecialidad de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje, Facultad de Educación – Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Rio Píedras. http://tda.upr.edu/
Soon after graduating college, Ortiz started working as an Information Technology (IT) Consultant for academic institution and the private sector. As he continued his studies, he decided it was best to open his own private practice designing computer and technology rooms for different schools across Puerto Rico. Twenty-two years ago, he was hired by Robinson School to design a computer room. A few weeks later, the administration recognized his excellent work. He was offered a position as a Middle and Upper School teacher, which he accepted.
Robinson School is one of the best schools in Puerto Rico. Ortiz thinks that what makes Robinson School better than any other school in the island is that, “We have a soul, a spark, something that I haven’t seen at any other school, something that is not tangible. Here we nurture our students, we help them grow and grow with them. ”
During his 22 years teaching here, he has seen the school “mature, evolve and keep an open-mind.” “Robinson School is always evolving, always on the cutting edge”. His commitment to Robinson has been steadfast since day one. He created the ‘Student Technology Organization’ in 1999 – a place where Robinson tech enthusiasts found a home to share ideas and develop their skills. Most of the students who participated in this organization are now working on communication-related careers. He was chosen as Robinson School’s Chapter Advisor for the National Honor Society , an organization that stands out for its character building, academic excellence, community service and leadership skills.
In his free time, Ortiz enjoys practicing music. His guitar is his companion and, even though he is not part of the Robinson Music Program he enjoys “jamming” with students during lunch hour. He is a cinema, psychology and philosophy aficionado who reads about his favorite topics whenever he has a chance while drinking coffee to keep up with his busy schedule.