Saturday, October 3, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | November

5.6 November New Rochelle
I am wrapping up my year with this institute by 3R Teacher Training. This is a new institute that follows Danbury and Peabody Sessions earlier this year.

Contact 3R Teacher Training

7 November Kansas City
Blue Springs School District is having their one-day follow up session - this is part of a funded project with Greg Tang.

9.10 November 
North Wilkesboro Elementary School is having me in their school for two days. This is my second visit. On the first day, representatives from thirteen elementary schools in the district Wilkes County Schools will attend.

11 November 
Math in Focus Institute in California. Andy Clark and I are presenting at this institute.

12.13 November
I will run a two-day session for SDE at an elementary school in Hawaii.

17 November Bangkok
Learning Tree and Shinglee Publishers present a primary school workshop in the Thai capital.

The week after I will be at WALS in Khon Kaen. Other than various duties at WALS including one at Expert Seminar, I will run workshop for Thai primary and secondary teachers.

28 November
National Bookstore and Alkem are presenting an event. I will deliver a session at the event.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | October 2015

3 Oct Jakarta
Mentari Books and Shinglee Publishers are organizing a one-day institute for schools using New Syllabus Mathematics NSM which I am a consultant to. This is for secondary teachers and contact Mentari Books Indonesia for details.


5 Oct London
A new one-day course for secondary teachers on teaching through problem solving.

6.7.8 Oct Manchester
Three-day signature course by Maths - No Problem! will be in Manchester. This course has been attended by close to 1000 teachers in England since its launch. This is for primary teachers. Contact Maths - No Problem! website for registration.

9 Oct Manchester
A one-day conference by Maths - No Problem!

12.13.14 Oct London
Three-day course, like the one in Manchester a week before, in London. 

19.20.21 Oct Phnom Penh 
I will be visiting Northbridge International School Cambodia. This is my third visit.

26.27.28 Oct Düsseldorf 
I will be visiting International School of Düsseldorf.

28.29.30 Oct Olangapo City
I will be presenting a plenary lecture on student-centred curriculum at this three-day conference on 30 October.

Guro Formation Goundation is hosting its fourth international conference-workshop with the theme The Twenty-First Century Education: Promoting the Learner-Focused Paradigm.”  

It will be held at Travelers Hotel in Olongapo City, The Philippines about two hours from Manila. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | September 2015

3.4.5 Sep Jakarta
I will visit Bina Bangsa School Indonesia for my twice to three times a year professional development and consultation with the school. I have been doing this with this collection of schools in Jakarta, Semarang, Bandung and Malang. It is an Indonesian school that adopts Singapore's curriculum. Typically, we have workshops, lesson study by teams of teachers and consultancy meetings. Sep Helsinki
Leaders from Pathlight School and ARC will be on a study visit to Finland. I look forward to joining my colleagues to learn more about making the learning journey a transformational one for our students.
14.15.16 Sep Seoul
I have now been to Seoul Foreign School several times. The next trip is scheduled for 14-16 Sep.

21.22 Sep Brunei
I will visit schools to observe and evaluate the progress of teachers who have participated in MCI's courses the last two years.
26 Sep Manila
There will be a one-day course on Teaching Fractions for Problem Solving and Critical Thinking by Alkem Professional Development. Contact Dorothy Ngo of APROD at

28 Sep Kansas City MO

29 Sep Redding CT

30 Sep Ridgefield CT 


3 Oct Mentari Books, Jakarta

5-14 Oct London Oct Cambodia

5.6 Nov 3R Teacher Training (West Coast

12.13 Nov Honolulu

17 Nov Bangkok

19.20.21 Nov Manila

23-27 Nov WALS in Khon Kaen

28 Nov Manila

30 Nov and Dec Taiwan American School in Taipei

7.8 Dec Chicago

9 Dec Boston 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | August 2015 Aug Brunei
Advanced Institute for teachers in Brunei. This is part of MCI's work with MOE Brunei. I will travel to Brunei with three other lecturers from MCI.

This week they spend two days on Course 1 - Teaching through Problem Solving and Course 2 - Formative Assessment and Practice.The teachers retuned the week after for two more day courses on other topics. Each teacher will complete four days of professional development with MCI this month.

This course is for selected teachers in Brunei.

11.12.13 Aug Worcester MA
MCI is organizing three summer institutes with various university this year. I am teaching at Worcester State University. I have done this one several times now.

Register at Marshall Cavendish Education's website.

14 Aug Martha's Vineyard
I look forward to visiting West Tisbury Elementary School at Martha's Vineyard after WSU's course.

18 Aug Kuala Lumpur
I will be in Kuala Lumpur for a day to train a group of secondary teachers who will be trainers of other teachers as the country rolls out its new curriculum. I have been asked to do sessions on critical thinking, problem solving and higher order thinking. Ministry of Education Malaysia is organizing this day-long training. They had wanted a four-day workshop but the late request does not allow for that. 

24.25 Aug Peabody-Boston
A course on assessment and differentiated instruction in elementary mathematics teaching will be held at Boston. I have done this course several times in Danbury CT.

Register at 3R Professional Development's website.

26 Aug New York
I will be visiting Hackley School.

This concludes my summer teaching stints.


Schedule for Yeap Ban Har | July 2015

In July, I am teaching a course in London. Check with for details for a three-day course 1.2.3 July 2015. This course is sold out.
I am also teaching on two (8.9 Jul) of the four days at SDE's National Conference on Singapore Math Strategies in Las Vegas NV. The two days, taken in total examines teaching of different lesson types from basic concept lesson to drill-and-practice lessons to application lessons using anchors tasks. We also did some advanced bar models plus assessment and a half-day course on fractions.
On 10 Jul, I present three lectures on Anchor Tasks at a three-day conference by Singapore Math Training in Scottsdale, AZ. See Singapore Math Training Website.

On 20 July, I will deliver a keynote Helping Students Learn Mathematics:  The Why and How of Singapore Math at Great Hearts Academies in Phoenix, AZ.

Title:  Helping Students Learn Mathematics:  The What and  How of Singapore Math 
The Singapore Mathematics approach focuses on developing students who are problem solvers! 
In this  invigorating keynote address, Ban Har Yeap will take Great Heart educators through the WHAT AND HOW of Singapore Math as he shares the strategies and tools for problem solving and questioning techniques designed to help students become mathematical thinkers!!!

I am also presenting at Greg Tang's Math Plus Conference, this year in Kansas City, MO.  This is on 21.22.23 Jul. will join Greg Tang, Dr Cathy Seely, Andy Clarke among others at Math Plus Conference. See MathPlus Website.

On 24 Jul, I present for a day at Math in Focus Conference in Houston, TX. See Lead and Learn Website.
On 30 July, Shinglee Publishers is organizing a follow-up professional development for users of New Syllabus Mathematics in Singapore. The day before, there will be a similar session for primary schools. Invitations have been sent to all Singapore schools. The topics for both days is Teaching through Problem Solving.

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.

3 June
I will present a seminar at Singapore Early Childhood Education Symposium. It's titled Enhancing Pedagogy and Numeracy throughly PLC Lesson Study.

Slides are available

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. 

Dates for 2016 are out. K-2 Institute 20-21 June | 3-5 Institute 22-23 June |  6-9 Institute 24-25 June

Session 1 (K-2) 15.16 June 2016
Session 2 (3-5)  17.18 June 2016
Session 3 (6-9)  19.20 June 2016
On 29.30 June Year 1 and Year 2 teachers involved in the Math Hub Textbook Project will have their training in London.

I teach a three-day course in London 1-3 June. This course is sold out.

In July, I will join Greg Tang, Dr Cathy Seely, Andy Clarke among others at Math Plus Conference in Kansas City MO. See MathPlus Website. The conference is sold out but they have a wait list.

I will also present for a day at Math in Focus Institute in Houston TX
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 Master Teacher Development Programme in Brunei.
This is organized by Ministry of Education Brunei 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 seminar specially targeted at public school teachers but 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 on writing test items based on the new Dep Ed guidelines. I am teaching it.


Designing Mathematics Test
Study test items from international benchmarking test and learn the procedure to design chapter tests and term examinations. The focus of this course is paper-and-pencil written tests. Alternative assessment methods will be discussed although it is not the focus of this course.

18.19.20 May
This three-day course will be held in Ellesmere Port near Liverpool in the UK. This is on the fundamentals of primary mathematics teaching organized by Maths - No Problem! in collaboration with Teaching School (TSA) Deep Learning. 

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

27 May
I will be teaching the second part of a two-part session organized by Autism Resource Singapore on helping learners with mathematical concepts.

28 May
I look forward to meeting Pathlight School's parents for the second time this year. Our agenda for the session in conjunction with our Parent Communication Night (PCN) is word problems.