IB Coordinator Kurt Supplee and Brad Cartwright team up to present a series of workshops designed around the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and The Core, and a special workshop to inform Non-IB Teachers of the intricacies of the IB Diploma Program.

All workshops are designed to fill the gap between what the IB expects us to do and how to actually lead your school through the IB Diploma Program  

Brad Cartwright

Founder | Instructor

Brad Cartwright created this site in 2018. He was most likely making himself some mate on a Tuesday morning. For some odd reason, everything always seems to happen on a Tuesday in Chile.  If you are wondering, mate is a South American - Andean tea, that is served in a gourd and sipped pretty much endlessly.  (If you want to know more, click here


Brad went to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he was a highly-competitive soccer athlete and double-majored in History and Public Policy.  As he traveled through Europe and Asia playing sports, his curiosity about countries, cultures, people and stories started shaping his life and his purpose. 


From traveling several for months through Southeast Asia, to becoming a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, where he lived and worked in the developing community of Los Marranitos in the Dominican Republic, Brad’s understanding of the importance of education became pivotal for the rest of his career in education. 


“The World is Our Classroom” is the lens through which Brad sets about his work as an educator.  The impact of education lies in curiosity, in diversity, in discovering, in researching, and experience.  The world and other people’s realities enhance our studies from textbooks. 


Brad has worked in diverse school settings: The all-girls college preparatory school in Atlanta, Georgia, The Atlanta Girls’ School, the American Nicaraguan School in Managua, Nicaragua, and The International School Nido de Águilas in Santiago, Chile.  His work includes serving as High School Principal in Nicaragua, leading curriculum strategic planning in all schools mentioned above, IB Economics teacher, Theory of Knowledge teacher, and Extended Essay Coordinator. 


Currently he is living in Santiago, Chile—at least for now—and dedicates his time not only to IB Economics, but also modest simple things like: visiting the Pacific coast, carpentry, gardening, yoga, and planning his future beekeeping project. 

Kurt Supplee

Co-Instructor with Brad

Kurt joined bradcartwright.com in 2021 as an IB Workshop Instructor and colleague.  He brings with him over 27 years of educational experience as a teacher and IB Examiner of IB Physics and IB Math, and most significantly as the IB Diploma Coordinator at the International School Nido de Águilas for the last five years.

Kurt holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Education from the United States.  His journey began at a small ski academy in Crested Butte, Colorado which set the foundation for his passion to connect with high school students both inside and outside of the classroom.  After stops in California and Caracas, Venezuela, Kurt currently resides with his family in Santiago, Chile

 

A life-long outdoorsman, Kurt is happiest when out from under a roof, be it skiing, hiking, surfing, or just listening to the crackle of an early evening campfire.

Hear it straight from IB Economics Teachers and IB Coordinators just like you!

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Extended Essay Teacher Workshop | October 2021

Sofia | Chile

I am so glad that I attended Brad Cartwright’s IB Extended Essay Workshop, since it was insightful, informative, and useful. His practical, specific, and encouraging approach really outlined the role of the supervisor and how to guide the student...

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I am so glad that I attended Brad Cartwright’s IB Extended Essay Workshop, since it was insightful, informative, and useful. His practical, specific, and encouraging approach really outlined the role of the supervisor and how to guide the student to his/her best abilities. Thank you for showing us “what and how” we can bridge the objectives of the tasks and the mark scheme. I would absolutely recommend this, and all of his other workshops, whether you are a new or experienced IB teacher.

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Internal Assessment Teacher Workshop | April 2021

Fiona | United Kingdom

The most helpful part of Brad’s workshop was the clarity on the structure of the Internal Assessment and the best type of articles to use to get the most out of the IA commentary. I was very grateful for Brad’s continuous ability to answer my ques...

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The most helpful part of Brad’s workshop was the clarity on the structure of the Internal Assessment and the best type of articles to use to get the most out of the IA commentary. I was very grateful for Brad’s continuous ability to answer my questions throughout to ensure that I fully understood what was being communicated and could challenge some of my current practices. Even though the workshop was full, the session was very interactive and felt almost personalized.

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Launching the New School Year Teacher Workshop | September 2021

Jane | Spain

The BEST value for the money in the IB teacher workshop market. If you are relatively new in delivering the IB Economics course, your students will see a marked improvement in your delivery of the content from week 1 and will thank you for taking ...

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The BEST value for the money in the IB teacher workshop market. If you are relatively new in delivering the IB Economics course, your students will see a marked improvement in your delivery of the content from week 1 and will thank you for taking the course! Also, a great opportunity to meet fellow IB Economic teachers from around the world who are committed to improving the classroom learning experience of Economics for their students, as well as help foster a life long interest in the subject.

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IB Economics New Teacher Workshop | July 2020

Maxine | South Africa

This workshop wasn’t “EXTRA” for my professional development, I would say it was ESSENTIAL! As someone new to the IB curriculum and to teaching Economics the workshop covered all of the vital concepts I needed to know to survive my first semester...

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This workshop wasn’t “EXTRA” for my professional development, I would say it was ESSENTIAL! As someone new to the IB curriculum and to teaching Economics the workshop covered all of the vital concepts I needed to know to survive my first semester of teaching. Brad's workshop contained high quality content that was delivered with passion and a genuine desire to share your knowledge and to present it in a way that becomes useful to teachers even with varying levels of experience. In terms of what we covered and were able I am so glad that I attended Brad Cartwright’s IB Extended Essay Workshop, since it was insightful, informative, and useful. His practical, specific, and encouraging approach really outlined the role of the supervisor and how to guide the student to his/her best abilities. Thank you for showing us “what and how” we can bridge the objectives of the tasks and the mark scheme. I would absolutely recommend this, and all of his other workshops, whether you are a NEW or EXPERIENCED IB teacher. to achieve in only 2 days, the workshop exceeded all of my expectations. The pace was fast but reasonable. Brad answered every question with grace, simplicity, and absolute competence demonstrating his mastery in the field. I loved his energy, passion, and generosity as a facilitator--and it is clear that it is his mission to help us become the best teachers we can be.

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Launching the New School Year Teacher Workshop | September 2021

Perry | United Kingdom

I thoroughly recommend Brad’s workshops BOTH for teachers new to IB economics and for those with a few years under their belt. The workshops are well organized and allow for active participation by participants. Even though I have over twenty-year...

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I thoroughly recommend Brad’s workshops BOTH for teachers new to IB economics and for those with a few years under their belt. The workshops are well organized and allow for active participation by participants. Even though I have over twenty-years of experience teaching IB Economics, I have come away with fresh ideas of how to organize the material and have implemented many of them already.

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Market Power Teacher Workshop | December 2020

Wendy | Bulgaria

Brad’s workshop was just what I needed when teaching Market Power. He clearly explained IB expectations, had great teaching strategies, and shared resources that I immediately used in the classroom. Plus, it was super enjoyable, because Brad is ...

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Brad’s workshop was just what I needed when teaching Market Power. He clearly explained IB expectations, had great teaching strategies, and shared resources that I immediately used in the classroom. Plus, it was super enjoyable, because Brad is a remarkable person and dedicated professional. I highly recommend his teacher workshops and all of his online materials -- they are very helpful!

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Launching the New School Year Teacher Workshop | September 2021

Daniel | United States

The Launching the School Year workshop was immensely helpful in ramping up for the school year. Having never taught IB DP Economics before, I entered the course not knowing where to begin or what to focus on. I felt like I learned, in four weeks, ...

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The Launching the School Year workshop was immensely helpful in ramping up for the school year. Having never taught IB DP Economics before, I entered the course not knowing where to begin or what to focus on. I felt like I learned, in four weeks, what it might otherwise take me three years to figure out on my own. The workshop not only laid out a clear architecture for thinking about the course; it also gave me ways to think and talk about and plan for the course that I could put to use with my students immediately.

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Extended Essay Teacher Workshop | March 2021

Jonathan | Mongolia

I highly recommend Brad’s Extended Essay Teacher Workshop, regardless of your level of experience teaching IB Economics. The biggest problem that the majority of us face as IB teachers is the lack of certainty of what and how to guide the EE proc...

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I highly recommend Brad’s Extended Essay Teacher Workshop, regardless of your level of experience teaching IB Economics. The biggest problem that the majority of us face as IB teachers is the lack of certainty of what and how to guide the EE process. Brad’s style of delivery is clear and well paced, and he provided us with solid strategies and resources to guide our students through the Extended Essay process. Another thing that Brad did was that he assumed zero prior knowledge. I loved this, because as a new IB Economics teacher I have felt a bit overwhelmed in the other workshops I’ve attended. The fact that he explained each area of the Extended Essay process in a non-judgemental way made it easy for everyone to ask any question that they wanted. Finally, it comes clear as day that Brad really cares. IB teachers need support, understanding and guidance, not judgment and ridicule. I got so much peace of mind from this workshop and left feeling empowered to guide my students.

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Launching the New School Year Teacher Workshop | September 2021

Barbora | Hong Kong

As a new Economics teacher, I was struggling to find the right pace while trying to fill the gap between what IB wanted students to know and what I needed to do as a teacher to facilitate this so my students would be well prepared for their exams....

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As a new Economics teacher, I was struggling to find the right pace while trying to fill the gap between what IB wanted students to know and what I needed to do as a teacher to facilitate this so my students would be well prepared for their exams. I had many questions - do I teach everything? how do I support my students so they not only know the content, the diagrams, the facts but have those critical skills to be able to analyse and evaluate with conviction? how do I know my IA marking is on par with the IB examiners? Not only I got answers to these questions, during the workshop I've also gained valuable skills and resources to teach confidently. Thanks to Brad, I feel my students are now well supported to not only succeed in their exams but become knowledgeable and critical thinker economists.

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Internal Assessment Teacher Workshop | January 2022

Matt | United States

This is one of the few IB teacher workshops that fulfilled my expectations completely: it was right to the point, with practical advice on how to teach, to help my students and finally, how to evaluate objectively my students' work on the IA.

This is one of the few IB teacher workshops that fulfilled my expectations completely: it was right to the point, with practical advice on how to teach, to help my students and finally, how to evaluate objectively my students' work on the IA.

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Internal Assessment Teacher Workshop | January 2022

Svetlana | Ecuador

Brad is a fantastic resource and passionate educator; he does a great job sharing his experience in teaching IB Economics. I was glad to meet him and join his community of IB Economics teachers!

Brad is a fantastic resource and passionate educator; he does a great job sharing his experience in teaching IB Economics. I was glad to meet him and join his community of IB Economics teachers!

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Internal Assessment Teacher Workshop | April 2021

Jonathan | Mongolia

The best part of Brad’s Internal Assessment workshop was the practical and easily actionable step-by-step approach he took us through. It was very much a “how to” workshop that cut through unnecessary material and explained to us exactly how to g...

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The best part of Brad’s Internal Assessment workshop was the practical and easily actionable step-by-step approach he took us through. It was very much a “how to” workshop that cut through unnecessary material and explained to us exactly how to guide students through the Internal Assessment process. It was a very powerful and empowering workshop. I highly recommend any of Brad’s teacher workshops!

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