Thursday, October 20, 2011

Utah ASCD Fall Conference 2011, Park City USA, 3-4 November 2011

Yarrow Hotel
1800 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

Strategies are a teacher’s toolkit - improving those tools allows for greater success through enhanced learning. The resources from this conference are valuable assets for educators as the state of Utah moves toward the Common Core.

Join UASCD for two days of strategy building in beautiful Park City, Utah, November 3 & 4, 2011. Two speakers will provide a wealth of strategies in mathematics and language arts. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days; single-day attendance will be available.

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Yeap Ban Har presents on the first day.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Third READ Conference, Eschborn Germany, 23-26 October 2011

Third READ Global Conference and Sixth World Bank ECA Education Conference:
“Using Student Assessment Results for Education Quality and Systems Strengthening”

Yeap Ban Har presented a case study on the use of national examination to support student learning in Singapore.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks, Shanghai, 12-14 October 2011


2011 International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks (ICSMT 2011). ICSMT 2011 was held in October 12-14, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

Yeap Ban Har delivered a regular lecture at the conference.

Friday, September 2, 2011

First New Teachers' Conference, Manila, 10 September 2011

The theme is Unlocking Principles, Strategies and People for Effective Performance.

My lecture is titled Engaging Students: The Art of Effective Instruction.

Monday, April 25, 2011

National Conference on Numeracy, Brunei Darussalam, 25-26 April 2011

Vince John Wright (Australian Catholic University), Masami Isoda (University of Tsukuba) and Yeap Ban Har (Marshall Cavendish Institute) are the three keynote speakers at this conference organized by Ministry of Education Brunei Darussalam. It was attended by about 600 educators from all over Brunei. It was opened by the Deputy Minister of Education.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mathematics Teachers Conference MTC2011, Singapore, 2 June 2011

I will be conducting a workshop at this conference organized by Association of Mathematics Educators (AME).


4th Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore, 30 May - 1 June 2011

I will be involved in two sessions on lesson study.


APEC-Tsukuba International Conference V, Tokyo & Tsukuba Japan, 17 - 20 February 2011

Innovation of Classroom Teaching and Learning through Lesson Study

Several educators from Singapore and the Philippines attended the conference with me. All in 158 participants from 30 countries were at the conference. The next one will be in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand later in 2011.


LEAP Educators' Conference 2011, Manila, The Philippines, 11 - 12 February 2011

Graduates from one of the programmes under LEAP performing at a dinner to celebrate the completion of lEAP that saw pricipals (LEP), heads of department (MLS) and teachers (PGDE, two batches and CTP, three batches)going through NIE programmes over the three years.

This inaugural LEAP Educators’ Conference 2011, sponsored by Temasek Foundation, Singapore, is organised by Ateneo de Manila University together with the National Institute of Education, Singapore. It aims to provide a platform for teachers to share their teaching experiences among the teaching fraternity in the Philippines. The focus this year is in the teaching of Science, Mathematics and the use of technology in class.

With globalisation and easier access to technologies, students today are better exposed to information. Teaching methods need to adapt to the social and environmental changes so that teachers’ teaching can be relevant to the pupils’ interest. The use of technology and innovative teaching practices are some of the ways in which we can effectively reach out to students in and out of the classroom.

We encourage Philippine teachers to showcase your unique or interesting ways of teaching pupils and share it with fellow teachers in this conference. It is through such sharing that the teaching fraternity can improve as a whole for the betterment of the Philippine student population.

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I will make key plenary lectures for both primary mathematics and secondary mathematics. For elementary school mathematics, I spoke about the use of drill-and-practice to develop higher-order thinking. For high-school mathematics, I spoke about how mathematics is used to develop thinking.

The other speakers include the Father Nebres, President of Ateneo de Manila University, Professor Paul Teng, one of the Deans of NIE, Dr Augustine Tan (NIE) (for science), Dr Lim Cher Ping (HKIEd) (for ICT) and myself. There were also Filipino speakers such as Dr Milangros Ibe (UP) (for mathematics).

Sunday, January 9, 2011

NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition, Indianapolis, USA, 13-16 April 2011

NCTM, 13 - 16 April 2011

Thurs 8.30am - 9.30am
Making Mathematics Accessible: The Singapore Method

Participants will learn the basic principles in making mathematics accessible to average and struggling students while challenging the advanced students. Learn a few Singapore Math strategies from Dr Yeap Ban Har along the way.
Thurs 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Singapore Math: Bar Model Method

Learn to use the bar model method in solving basic and not-so-basic problems from the Singapore classrooms. Dr Yeap Ban Har will model good questioning teachniques used to help students solve word problems involving whole numbers, fractions, ratio and percent.

World Association for Lesson Study, Brunei Darussalam, 9-11 December 2010

WALS2010 was held in Brunei.