Address: 44 Hydra Street, Makati, Philippines

Telephone & Fax: +632-896-5220 (Home) or +632-840-8650 (Work) Fax: +632-840-8675 (Work)

Email: tsantowski@hotmail.com

Marital Status: married with children: Alexander (1998), Andrew (2000), Ian (2001)

Spouse: Ilana McGrath (elementary teacher)

 

 

EDUCATION OBJECTIVES

The pursuit of excellence in education

Engaging and empowering learners

 

 

EDUCATION & ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


 

B.Ed., Intermediate/Senior Science and Mathematics University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario 1991 - 1992

B.Sc., Honours Applied Chemistry, Co-op University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 1982 - 1987

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IB Mathematics SL, Teacher Workshop, Manila, September 2012

IB Mathematics SL, Teacher Workshop, Toronto, July 2009

ABQ Senior Mathematics, Queen's University, Kingston, July 2007

AP Physics C, AP Summer Institute, The Taft Institute, Connecticut August 2006

AP Chemistry, AP Summer Institute, New Britain, Connecticut August 2002

IB Mathematical Methods/SL, Teacher Workshop, New Mexico July 2001

AP Calculus, AP Summer Institute, New Britain, Connecticut July 2000

Honours Specialist - Chemistry, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario July 1999

AP Environmental Science, AP Summer Institute Houston, Texas August 1999


 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

International School Manila;Manila, PHILIPPINES 2009-current

American School of Doha; Doha, QATAR 2006-2009

Canadian International School; Bangalore, INDIA 2004-2006

Rothwell-Osnabruck School; Cornwall, ONTARIO 1999 - 2004, 1992 - 1997

American School Foundation of Monterrey, Monterrey, MEXICO 1997 - 1999

 

experienced

taught all 3 IB Mathematic Courses: Studies, SL and HL

taught Grade 11 Functions & Relations, Grade 11 pre-Calculus and Grade 12 Calculus

taught Grade 9 & 10 Integrated Mathematics, Honors Math 2, Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Functions and Trigonometry

taught Grade 11 Physics and AP Physics C (Mech)

taught all Senior sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology); Gr 11 & Gr 12

 

varied methodology

used a variety of teaching methods depending on student learning styles and class composition including:

implemented teaching routines from Making Thinking Visible course from Harvard University

differentiated learning using The Layered Curriculum method

inquiry & problem solving based

experiment-based learning

incorporating a "flipped" classroom model

on-line PowerPoint math lessons

Student Portfolios

Student Conferences

small group work sessions

linking lesson concepts to other websites for extra help

Socratic

co-operative learning

 

integrated technology

incorporated technology into lessons: graphing calculators (TI-89 & TI-84), CBRs & CBLs, GeoSketchPad, WINPLOT, SmartBoard

integrated computer and Internet applications into math and science programs

developed website for classes listing lesson notes, assignments, due dates, monthly schedules, reviews, links, etc (website is http://www.mrsantowski.com)

used PowerSchool, Atlas Rubicon Curriculum mapping, & Blackboard Academic Suite (Virtual School)

 

application oriented

taught all senior science courses, so math classes feature integration from all fields in science

incorporated industrial applications into Chemistry, Ecology, Science classes based on field trips and outdoor learning experiences

incorporate personal experiences from my experience as a Lab Technician for The Canadian Red Cross Society (1987 - 1991) , Canada Packers (1986) Kellogg's - Salada (1984)

 

contribute to Math community

contributed to online discussions and portfolio suggestions to IB's online curriculum center

lead calculus workshops and sessions at provincial, national, international Math conferences

textbook reviewer - Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Thomson Nelson Publishing

Group Leader - EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics, (2001-2003) - including rubric development & assessment of field-test exams and marking of yearly exams 


 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

 

Making Thinking Visible: Building Understanding Through Critical and Creative Thinking; Harvard Graduate School of Education; Fall 2012

Differentiation in Math for Teachers and Teacher Leaders; from David Suarez; Education Across Frontiers June 2012

Differentiation: Making Inclusion Happen; from Bill and Ochan Powell; Education Across Frontiers Sept 2011

Anja Greer Math, Science, Technology Conference - Project Based Learning Phillips Exeter Academy, US July 2010 and 2011

Group Dynamics Workshop with Deborah Walsh ASD, Doha, Qatar Dec. 2006

OAME Leadership Conferences Toronto, Ont. Feb. 2000-2004

Annual OAME Conference Ottawa, Ont. May 2000 - 2004

Teachers Teaching with Technology Workshop, TI Summer Institute, Ottawa, Ont. Aug. 2001

OTF Summer Institute for Grade 10 Math Ottawa, Ont. Aug. 2000

Environmental Science Teacher's Workshop Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Nov. 1997

Project WILD Aquatic Workshop Austin, Texas Nov. 1997

Project WILD Workshop Houston, Texas Oct. 1997

Introductory Accounting I and II St. Lawrence College, Cornwall, Ont. 1995, 1996

OAC Biology Teacher's Workshop U of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. 1994,1995

Co-operative Learning in the Transition Years Dr. Barrie Bennett, Brockville, Ont. Apr. 1993

The Structural Approach to Co-operative Learning Spencer Kagan, Montreal, Que. Nov. 1992

 




 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

QMASTA Regional Math/Science Conference 2008 ; Doha, Qatar; Mar. 2008

Strategies for Implementing Differentiated Learning in High School Math courses

 

NCTM Canadian Regional Conference 2003; Edmonton, AB; Nov. 2003

" Teaching Calculus Numerically, Graphically, Algebraically and Verbally"

 

Northwest K-12 Mathematics Conference 2003; Whistler, BC; Oct. 2003

" Teaching Calculus Numerically, Graphically, Algebraically and Verbally"

 

Ontario Association of Math Educators' Conference 2003; Oshawa, Ont; May 2003

"Teaching Trig, Antiderivatives & Integration in MCB4U - Advanced Functions and Introduction to Calculus"

 

Ontario Association of Math Educators' Conference 2001; Toronto, Ont; May 2001

" Teaching Calculus Numerically, Graphically, Algebraically and Verbally"



 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


 

SPORTS COACHING:

- soccer, basketball, track and field, cross country running, badminton

- soccer coach, SD&G Blazers, Girls Under 15 Division II team

- hockey coach, Canterbury Minor Hockey Association, Atom Boys' House League Team

 

ACADEMIC COACHING:

- Math competitions, Debate team, Envirothon, Science Olympics, Odyssey of the Mind teams

- created a Math Drop In Resource Centre at ASFM (Mexico) to provide extra math assistance

 

COMMITTEES:

- member of American School of Doha's School Scheduling Committee, Chair of Standards Based Reporting Committee

- member of Rothwell Osnabruck's School Transitions, Computer, and Social Committees

- Board of Directors, Cornwall Curling Club, 1996

- Treasurer, Student Council for B. Ed., Class of 1992

 

VOLUNTEER WORK:

- Youth Leader, Christian Service Brigade, Alta Vista Baptist Church

- Grade 7 & 8 Sunday School Teacher, Alta Vista Baptist Church

- Volunteer for Ontario Special Olympic Games, Cornwall

- Volunteer at Union Mission, Ottawa



 

INTERESTS AND OTHER SKILLS

 

SPORTS: - running, triathlons, golf, curling, soccer, kayaking, hockey, reading

COMPUTER: - WordPerfect, Microsoft Works, simple designing of Web pages

TRAVEL: - Western Canada, Western United States, Mexico, Scotland, England, India, Sri Lanka



 

REFERENCES


 

David Toze, Director

International School of Manila

Contact Information available upon request


 

William Brown, Principal

International School of Manila

Contact Information available upon request


 

Michael Dickinson, Associate Principal

International School of Manila

Contact Information available upon request


 

Patrick Hillman, Head of Math Department

International School of Manila

Contact Information available upon request

Mr. Hillman's reference letter


 

Sam Cook, Coordinator for Student and Faculty Learning

International School of Manila

Contact Information available upon request

Mr. Cook's reference letter


 

Michael Shahen, former Principal

American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar

Contact Information available upon request

Mr. Shahen's reference letter


 

Colin Boudreau, Former HS Associate Principal

American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar

Current HS Principal at the American School of Doha

Contact Information available upon request

Mr. Boudreau's reference letter


 

Raelene Dufresne, former Head of Mathematics

American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar

Contact Information available upon request

Mrs. Dufresne's reference letter


 

Ed Ladd, former Director

American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar

Current Director, American School in Japan, Tokyo

Contact Information available upon request


 

Brian Tinker, Former Principal

Canadian International School, Bangalore, India

Contact Information available upon request

Mr. Tinker's reference letter


 

Robin Kirk Armstrong, former Vice Principal

Canadian International School, Bangalore, India

Contact Information available upon request


 

Craig Patterson, IB Co-ordinator

Canadian International School, Bangalore, India

Mr. Patterson's reference letter


 

Janice Meyer, Former Principal

Rothwell-Osnabruck School, Ingleside, Canada

Mrs. Meyer's reference letter


 

Susan Rutters, Principal

Rothwell-Osnabruck School, Ingleside, Canada

Contact Information available upon request

Mrs. Rutter's reference letter


 

Russell Jones, Principal

Former Principal at American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico

Mr. Jones' reference letter