Mr K

Teaching Experience

International Baccalaureate Programme

  • IBDP Environmental Systems and Societies SL
  • IBDP Biology SL and HL
  • IBMYP Integrated Science, years 1 through 5
  • IBMYP Sciences External Moderation
  • IBMYP Personal Project Advisor
  • IBDP Extended Essay Supervisor

ESS 2015

 Advanced Placement and American Curriculum

  • AP Physics B and Grade 12 Physics: Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and atomic and nuclear physics
  • Grade 11 Chemistry: Structure and properties of matter, nature of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, rates of reactions, and thermodynamics
  • Middle School General Science: introductory astronomy, principles of evolution through natural selection, states of matter, types of chemical reactions, simple machines, and motion and forces

ESS 2012

Schools

International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania (2008-2016)

  • Head of Science Department
  • Taught a combination of IBDP and IBMYP classes from grade 6 through grade 12, with a focus on MYP year 5 and DP Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Designed and organized an annual week-long Biology and Environmental Systems field course for 75 students and 8 teachers in Jozani National Forest, Unguja Island, Zanzibar
  • Built Model United Nations program from 16 students attending one conference into the largest after-school activity at IST, involving more than 60 students attending conferences in 4 countries and hosting our own DarMUN conference
  • Twice organized and lead expeditions of 20 students and 4 teachers to the summit of 4,562-m Mount Meru in northern Tanzania
  • Co-founded IST’s middle school Climbing Club

ESS 2013

The American School of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (2006-2008)

  • Taught high school physics and chemistry, including AP Physics B.
  • Taught middle school general science, including units on astronomy, evolution, motion and forces.
  • Taught information and communications technology to grades 6 through 8
  • Advised middle school and high school Model United Nations teams
  • Developed the Edible Schoolyard after school activity
  • Coached High School Girls Soccer

Iroquois Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (2004-2006)

  • Taught grade 8 and grade 6 general science, including units on Newtonian mechanics, introductory chemistry, cell biology, and plant adaptations.
  • Taught Reading Comprehension to at-risk grade 6 students as part of a district-wide initiative.

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate of International School Leadership, Principal Training Center, London, England (2015)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Science, Spalding University, USA (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation, University of Kentucky, USA (1997)
  • Kentucky Secondary Science Teaching Certification, USA
  • IBMYP Sciences Level 2 Workshop, Kampala, Uganda, November 2014
  • IBDP Environmental Systems and Societies Level 2 online Assessment Workshop, 2011
  • IBDP Environmental Systems and Societies Level 1 Workshop, Birmingham, England, 2009
  • IBMYP Sciences Level 1 Training, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 2008

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

 

  • Flipped and blended instruction through extensive use of Google Classroom and Drive.Using shared Google Docs to teach lab-writing skills in grade 8 (MYP 3) science.
  • Laboratory and field investigations designed to take advantage of data logging software and probes, particularly light, temperature, soil moisture, dissolved oxygen, oxygen gas, and carbon dioxide sensors.
  • Interactive and visual learning via iPads and associated apps during formative activities.
  • Content mastery deepened and extended through the use of simulations and virtual labs in class and at home.Using a PhET simulation to learn about frequency, period, and velocity of waves.
  • Current events and news relevant to our units of study shared via social media: @bradleymkremer and #ISTscience8 #ISTscience10 #DPBio.Figure 6: A sample of my tweets linked to the DP Biology syllabus.
  • 90% paperless classroom first achieved in 2013, in which all assignments except in-class quizzes and tests are submitted digitally. 

 

Additional Information

Languages Spoken

  • English (native)
  • French (proficient)
  • Kiswahili (conversational)
  • Spanish (novice)

Personal Interests

  • My children Aidan, Alexi, and Aaron
  • Surfing
  • Cooking and eating
  • Overland travel, trekking and camping
  • Mountain biking
  • Birding
  • Astronomy
  • Green architecture

Quotes from Students and Parents

  • “At the beginning of her senior year, my daughter was fearful and very intimidated by the subject of physics. Brad motivated her, as well as tutored her faithfully, and now she enjoys the encouragement to push herself in an area that had scared her to death in the past.”   — Walt Shepard, Jr., parent at The American School of Kinshasa
  • “You make science extremely fun with all the cool things you have us do!” — Zameena, grade 8 student at the International School of Tanganyika
  • “It was particularly appreciated that he provided helpful and extensive commentaries on assignments; these individualized comments allowed the children to refine their strengths and to address their weaknesses.” — Dr. Judith Weisinger, parent at the International School of Tanganyika
  • “I have never met a science teacher who is as dedicated to both his students and his curriculum.” — Marsha Buerger, Science Chairperson at Iroquois Middle School
  • “I really appreciate your kindness towards us.” — Hasita, grade 9 student at the International School of Tanganyika
  • I have to say that superlatives fall short in describing the personality, teaching style and impact that Mr. Kremer has had, not just on my daughter, but  perhaps, on all students who attended his class on Environmental Systems and Societies.” — Deepa Kapur, parent at the International School of Tanganyika

One response to “Mr K

  1. A. Monteleone

    Hello Mr. Kramer, I did all the worksheets you have posted on momentum but I can’t seem to find any answers anywhere. Are they posted on the website?

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