Thursday, June 9, 2016

Presentation to Minister of Education Brunei Darussalam

Teachers as Learners
Brunei mathematics teachers completed about 120 hours of pedagogical content knowledge course with Marshall Cavendish Institute.
Teachers as Observers of Learning 
During Master Teachers Programmme, we introduce lesson study to the master teachers. We also modelled lesson-study discussion during school visits.
Teachers as Reflective Practitioners
When it becomes a culture ...

We talked about mindset being the biggest obstacle in teacher change.

4-I Model of Teacher Change
Ignore Imitate Integate Internalise

The entire ecosystem needs to change to bring about effect on student outcomes. I talked about the four apects of the system that needs attention - direction, national assessment (push), professional development and textbooks (support) and school leaders (enabler). 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | October 2016

I will deliver a plenary lecture at MATHTED International Conference to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Expanding Boundaries, Making a Difference: Synthesis of Research for Practice in Mathematics Education

In this plenary lecture, we examine what research tells us about effective teaching and learning of mathematics. We will look at five classroom features that support a curriculum that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking. We will also examine conditions that can support the existence and prevalence of such a learning environment. One of the critical condition is the preparation and development of mathematics teachers.




Saturday, April 30, 2016

Academic Activities 2016



Chiangmai University in Thailand in January 2016
- I taught a one-day course on reporting academic research in mathematics education, attended by graduate students.

Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong in March 2016
- I taught part of a course on curriculum and assessment reforms, a course for graduate students.
- I led a seminar on mathematics education in Singapore for faculty members and students.


Conference | Minnesota Council for Teachers of Mathematics MCTM Spring Mathematics Conference 2016

I presented one of the two keynote lectures at this conference alongside Diane Briars, the current NCTM President and a past NCSM President.

I opened with Improving Instructional Practices in Mathematics Classroom - Lessons from Research and she closed with From Principles to Action - High Leverage Implementation Actions.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | September 2016

World Association for Lesson Studies | Exeter 3.4.5 September 
I will be attending this conference as a member of WALS Council.

Curaçao 
I will be conducting a series of seminars for the first time in Curaçao on 7.8.9 September.
Details to come 

Ministry of Education Norway | Oslo
I will run a series of courses in Oslo on 12.13.14 September.


Course by Yeap Ban Har | August 2016

SIM University | Singapore
I am teaching one bachelor-level course on creative, critical and reflective thinking which runs from late July to September.

Greg Tang | Seattle 
On 8-9 August, I will co-teach a two-day institute in Seattle. 
See gregtang.com

Rex Bookstore | Manila
13 August
Details to come




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | June 2016


Summer Courses in U.S.
m4thodology | Jacksonville FL
A series of two-day courses for K-2, 3-5 and 6-10 teachers on 20-21, 22-23 and 24-25 June. This is the fourth time I am teaching this with Sarah Schaefer. 
Enquire at sarahschaef@gmail.com

Singapore Math Academy | Kuala Lumpur
A group of enrichment centres owners have requested for a two-day course for the teachers at their centres. 4.5 June

Stockholm
I am teaching a series of courses for teachers in Sweden. 15.16.17 June

One-day introductory institute at Natur & Kultur’s conference hall in Stockholm (9 am to 1 pm) to introduce Singapore Maths to school leaders and K-6 teachers.

This session will run on 15.16 June.

On 17 June, I will teach a full-day course for teachers who have already attended an introductory course with local speakers. 

Maths - No Problem | London 
The signature three-day course runs from 27 June to 29 June and teachers in the Maths Hubs Textbook Project meet on 30 June and 1 July.

See Maths - No Problem! website for details.