My name is John Kedrowski and I am a science and technology teacher in Kailua Hawaii. I have a Minnesota Teaching License in Physics 9-12, Biology 7-12, General Science 5-9, and Earth and Space Science 7-12. I have experience teaching in all of my license areas. I started teaching in 2001 in ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools and was granted tenure in 2005. In 2008, my family moved to Hawaii in order to broaden our experience in a unique multicultural society. In Hawaii, I have taught in the private school setting. These settings include rigorous college preparatory academies and schools for students with special education needs. My students have ranged from grades three through post secondary.
I have also been trained in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program in Science and Design. In this program, I have been a personal project and extended essay coach, a personal project coordinator, and a department chair. The International Baccalaureate is an International School organization that emphasizes philosophy, international mindedness, concept based learning, and character development. It’s curriculum uses skill based assessments of critical thinking through Project Based Learning. I have established and effective curriculum developed for physics based engineering, computer game design and programming, indoor garden botany, geological disaster mitigation, and the repurposing of broken electronics.
-Minnesota Teaching Licenses - Life Sciences 7-12, Earth Sciences 7-12, General Science 5-9, Physics 9-12 - File Folder 397664 - Valid Through 6/30/21 -Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR training - May 1999 through Present -Wilderness First Responder - 8 day course - June 1999 -PSI Basic - 3 day training - October 2008 -PSI Seven - 7 day training - June 2009 -PSI Seminars Men’s Leadership Seminar - 10 day training - July 2009 -Personal Leadership Seminar - 2 full day sessions led by Okokan Udo - 2008 -International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Science Level One - Honolulu Hawaii - 2012 -International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Design Level Two - Austin Texas - 2013 -International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Design Level Three - Singapore - 2014
-St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN – 2001 Cum Laude Graduate -Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 2001 -Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, May 2001 -Bachelor of Science in General Science, May 2001 -Minor in Creative Writing -Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN - 2004 -Completion of Physics Licensure program – August 2004 -Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN - 2005 -Master of Education in Teaching and Learning – May 2005
Also have experience in the administration of experiential education and martial arts opportunities for students at the schools in which I teach. I own and operate fully equipped programs that can offer international backpacking trips and local canoe trips. My martial arts program can promote students through black belt in karate and jujutsu. I have coordinated and administered trips in countries as far away as Ireland, Iceland and New Zealand and I have coordinated international gatherings of martial artists and senior instructors. I have successfully managed the startup of the Outdoor Education and Martial Arts programs because of my intense passion for these learning opportunities. This included negotiating the regulatory atmosphere, applying for insurance, arranging for professional development opportunities, and meeting professional accounting standards.