Sunday, February 22, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | June 2015

2 June
Keming Primary School is having their now annual professional development with me.

4 June
I will deliver a keynote lecture at Association for Mathematics Educators -Singapore Mathematical Society Conference 2015. See AME Website for registration details. June
Blake School near Minneapolis in MN is hosting grade-level professional development for teachers in the area. The courses are open to the public. We start we a Grade 1 Institute on Monday and work our way to Grade 6 Institute on Saturday. This could well be the only grade-specific Singapore Mathematics institute in the US. Contact Singapore Mathematics Teacher Institute at Blake for registration. June
M4thodoloy - a math institute by the beach. Jacksonville FL. Contact Sarah Schaeffer at for details. Three sessions are designed for different grade level bands. 

Session 1 (K-2) 15.16 June
Session 2 (3-5)  17.18 June
Session 3 (6-9)  19.20 June

In July, I will join Greg Tang, Dr Cathy Seely, Andy Clarke among others at Math Plus Conference. See MathPlus Website.

Also I will present for a day at Math in Focus Institute in Houston
See Lead and Learn Website.

And for a day at Singapore math In-Depth Summit in Scottsdale AZ
See Singapore Math Training Website

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | May 2015 May 
I will teach a course in Brunei.
This is organized by Ministry of Education and run by MCI. This course is for master teachers in the country. My colleague a retired master teacher will share the course with me.

11 May 
This is a one day seninar specially targeted at public school teachersbut private   school teachers are welcome too. This project was initiated by myself but the main organizing work is being done by Keys School Manila with Ateneo providing the venue and various organizations have stepped in to provide sponsorship. May
East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education EARCOME7 is hosted by Cebu City. I am on the Advisory Committee and will play various roles in the conference.

Workshop | Using Textbooks to Plan and Teach a Lesson Effectively?
Dr Yeap Ban Har & Peggy Foo, Marshall Cavendish Institute, Singapore
What lesson structure and classroom practices lead to good learning and high achievement? In this session, participants will learn to study student textbooks to design lessons that are consistent with learning theories. You will have the opportunity to use textbooks used in Singapore to plan lessons across grade levels.
Limited to 40 participants  

30 May
Alkem Professional Development will be holding a one-day course to be taught by me.


18.19.20 May
This three-day course will be held in Wirral UK. This is on the fundamentals of primary mathematics teaching organized by Maths - No Problem! 

It has been fully sold out so registration is no longer possible. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | April 2015

On Apr 1-2, I will be visiting Ridgefield School District in CT. On Mar 31, I will present to the parents at Veterans Park Elementary School  Auditorium 7-8:30 pm. I will meet Grade 3 (9-12 morning) and Grade 4 (1-4 afternoon) teachers on Apr 1. On Apr 2, I will be the keynote speaker at their Annual District Professional Development Day - Are We Future Ready? and runs workshop that afternoon (1-3 pm) for all elementary teachers.

On 6, 7 and 8 I facilitate lesson study with three learning teams at Choa Chu Kang Primary School in Singapore.

I teach a course on early numeracy for kindergarten teachers in Singapore. This course is organized by Early Childhood Development Agency in Singapore and conducted by Marshall Cavendish Institute. This is on 10 April at SMU.

I am teaching a course in London on Apr 13. Two schools that use Singapore textbooks will attend. Aragon Primary School will host the event. On 14-15 April, I teach three classes in Three Bridges Primary School. The lessons are filmed for use in future CPD.

I will also present at a conference organized by Maths No Problem in London on Apr 24. See Maths No Problem's website for registration details. Close to 200 have registered to come .

On Apr 20-23, I am teaching two 2-day course (select Apr 20-21 or Apr 22-23) on Mathematical Problem Solving in Wales. Details are available on The Learning Partnerships website.

On Apr 16-17, I will be at The Latin School of Chicago. I will run a customized course for second grade teachers and have a meeting with other teachers during my time in the school. I will also get to present at a parents' seminar. This is a private event.

Thursday, April 16
8-9 am Lower School Parents Meeting
9-11:30 am Grades 5-6 Math Teachers and Middle School Learning Resources
11:30 am-12 pm Lunch
12-3 pm Grade 2 and Lower School Learning Resources
3:30-4:30 pm Grades 1, 3, and 4 homeroom teachers plus any other interested teachers

Friday, April 17
8-3:30pm Grade 2 and Lower School Learning Resources
On Apr 29, Mendaki is holding an Open Lesson.
On Apr 30, I will conduct a half-day workshop at Dazhong Primary School in Singapore.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | March 2015

Danbury Session will be on 5.6 March 2015. See 3R PD Corner for details.

On top of this, I will visit four school districts in March.
Mar 2-3: Weston Public Schools, CT

Elementary School
Kindergarten | Lesson on Numbers 80 to 100

Grade 2 | Lesson on Measurement
Grade 3 | Put On Your Thinking Cap Lesson on Fractions
Grade 4 | Lesson on Writing Decimals as Fractions
Grade 5 | Bar Model Lesson on Fractions

Middle School |

Grade 8 Open Lesson based on Math in Focus Course 3 Section 6.3 | Linear and Non-Linear Models
The lesson is used to embody the Singapore philosophy. The open lessons also shows one way of using the textbook  - how to make the anchor task more engaging, real-world, and student-centered. Differentiation for struggling learners will also be modeled.

In the discussion, we will talk about the different ways to use anchor tasks given in textbooks, use, adapt, abandon. This school district emphasizes applied learning so anchor tasks grounded in real-world situations is a priority.

Grade 6 Open Lesson based on Math in Focus Course 2 Section 6.3 | Alternate Interior, Exterior, and Corresponding Angles.

The focus of this open lesson is on the CPA Approach and Differentiated Instruction. The lesson is on sum of interior angles in a polygon.

This is another model of professional development where conversations are based on Open Lesson taught by the instructor.

Mar 4: Bedford Public Schools, NY (The event was modified because it was a snow day)
The sessions will be in the auditorium of Fox Lane High School. 
8-11 am About 55 Grades 3 to 5 teachers will have their session.
12.20-3.20 About the same number of Grades K to 2 teachers will meet.
There is also a special session for Grade K and special support teachers at 3.45 to 5 pm.
Mt Kisco Elementary will be hosting the parents session (Overview of Singapore Mathematics) at 7 pm. 

This is an example of a customized professional development which is based on grade level bands.

Mar 9-10: Greenwich Public Schools, CT

This is a two-day event for K-2 and 4-8 teachers focusing on problem solving and lesson structure on selected topics. It will be held in Greenwich Town Hall.

Mar 11-12: Westport Public Schools, CT

Based on two open lessons, elementary teachers will spend a day with me to discuss lesson structure with a focus on long division (Grade 3) and mixed numbers (Grade 4). This is an example of topic-specific professional development. Each took half a day. Colleytown Elementary hosted the event.

In the evening I met the parents. Long Lots Elementary School hosted the event.

Based on two open lessons, middle school teachers discuss how to differentiate instruction and how to deliver exciting mathematics lessons. The open lessons were consecutive lessons on percentages from a Singapore textbook. One class is using MiF for the first time this year and the other is not using Singapore Math.

There is a public event in Danbury CT on Mar 5-6. Register at the website. Contact for details. Another one is scheduled for Aug 24-25 in Peabody near Boston.

On Mar 7, I will run a one-day train-the-trainers institute for MiF trainers from HMH Professional Development. They have engaged Marshall Cavendish Institute to run the training. The entire institute is for three days. This will be in Washington DC and it is a private event for MiF trainers.

On Mar 16, Shinglee Publishers is organizing a seminar on secondary mathematics in Singapore. I am speaking in my capacity as the consultant for the textbook series used in many Singapore secondary schools. Look out for the invite. The focus is on lesson structure and mathematical modeling in indices, trigonometry and matrices.

On Mar 22, I have been invited to have a dialogue with a group of Japanese mathematics educators. The meeting will be held in Osaka Kyoiku University, the major education university in Osaka, with 5000 education students.

Internationalization of Singapore Mathematics Education: Implications on Sharing Japanese Research and Practice

On Mar 24, I am meeting a visiting group of teachers from the UK. Punggol View Primary School hosted the event. The next day, they visited Gongshan Primary School and CHIJ Toa Payoh (Primary). As part of Building Bridges programme, NIE, UK schools and Singapore schools had the opportunity to visit each other to have professional conversation about mathematics teaching.

On Mar 25, Dunman High School in Singapore is holding a seminar on Introduction to Lesson Study. The school has been doing lesson study. This course will help the new teachers understand the process of lesson study and also allows those who have been doing it to review their efforts.
On March 26, Marshall Cavendish Education is having an exclusive The Pedagogy Behind Excellent Teaching and Learning at Civil Service College Singapore for Heads of Department and Subject Heads. Invitation has been sent to schools so please register early. It is scheduled for 2pm to 4.30pm.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | February 2015

Feb 3-4: In February, I visit Bina Bangsa Schools in Indonesia in my capacity as their maths consultant. This school runs the Singapore curriculum. This is a school event. I visit the school again in September.

Feb 7: Alkem Professional Development is hosting a public seminar in Cebu. This seminar series has travelled to manila last November and Davao in January. Contact Dorothy Ngo of Alkem Professional Development for registration details. 

On 24 February, I am teaching an open lesson for teachers in several schools in Penang. The session is facilitated by University Science Malaysia (USM) Abg hosted by Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Dato  Keramat. Master Teacherscfrom the state also attended the session. The lesson is a concept development lesson for Year 5 students using the problem-solving approach. 

I will also give an invited lecture to preservice teachers at Teachers Training College Penang (IPG Kampus Pulau Pinang). The topic is three types of lessons using the problem-solving approach. This is scheduled for 11 am to 1 pm on 26 Feb.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | January 2015

10 January | Davao, The Philippines
Alkem Professional Development APROD will bring what we had in Manila in November 2014 on Core Ideas in Early Mathematics for Kindergarten teachers and Problem Solving and Critical Thinking in Elementary Mathematics educators in Davao.

Contact: Alkem Professional Development

21.22.23 January | London, United Kingdom
Maths No Problem will be hosting a three-day workshop on teaching mathematics at primary level in an effort to support UK teachers in implementing the new curriculum. Teachers from schools in the pilot textbook project will attend this session in London. Participants are from several primary schools connected to a Maths Hub.

26.27.28 January | Manchester, United Kingdom
I have been teaching a five-day course on teaching primary school mathematics. In Manchester, we will be doing a three-day version of this course. More than forty teachers from 17 schools in a Maths Hub attended the course. This Maths Hub plans to have repeats of this course in the coming school year.

Check out Maths No Problem's events on their website.

30-31 January | Manila, The Philippines
Rex Bookstore in collaboration with Shinglee Publishers will be holding a two-day event.
On the first day, Professor Soledad Ulep from UP and a panel of concurrent session speakers will address issues on K-12 initiatives and elements of mathematics education in Singapore such as model drawing. I will represent on the second day where I talk about Pedagogies of Singapore Mathematics  with an emphasis on assessment system in Singapore. There is also a session on junior high school mathematics focusing on instruction and assessment.

Contact: Rex Publishers

Sunday, November 23, 2014

World Association of Lesson Studies International Conference 2014, Bandung Indonesia, November 2014

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