Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Schedule for Yeap Ban Har (Quarter 4)

November and December

Singapore | 4 November 2014
Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in Singapore is running six classes for kindergarten teachers - Development of Numeracy in Early Childhood, a basic two-day course for teaching kindergarten numeracy. I am teaching Day 1 of the final class for the year. It will be held at Singapore Management University and the course is run by Marshall Cavendish Institute. It is open to all Singapore kindergarten teachers.

Look out for this in 2015 if registration is already closed. Also new courses on specific areas of numeracy in 2015. Look out for them in your prospectus.

Registration details, please contact geraldynsng@mcinstitute.com.sg

Honolulu, HI | 7 November 2014
A one-day institute for a collection of schools on Oahu. This is organized by SDE. This event is not a public one.

Venue: McKinley Community Schools for Adults Honolulu

Singapore | 11 November 2014
A short seminar on alternative assessment in mathematics at Raffles Girls' School, one of the schools that use New Syllabus Mathematics, the secondary level textbook that I am a consultant to.

Singapore | 15 November 2014
Purple Parade to celebrate diversity and abilities organized by Autism Resource Singapore which Pathlight School belongs to. If you are in Singapore come in purple. Hong Lim Park near Chinatown (Clarke Quay MRT) between 3 pm and 7.30 pm. You will likely see me helping put in one of the stalls. It is a carnival - rain or shine.

See Purple Parade on Facebook.

Taipei, Taiwan | November 2014
I will be spending a week in this school in Taipei, visiting classes and doing professional development courses for teachers in this school. This is not a public event.

Bandung, Indonesia | 25.26.27 November 2014
World Association for Lesson Studies WALS Conference 2014
I will be attending the Expert Seminar on 24/11/2014 prior to the conference. I will chair a plenary session on lesson studies in early childhood and present a paper for Marshall Cavendish Institute, co-authored with Peggy Foo. Last year, Gothenburg Sweden was the host. Next Year, Khon Kaen Thailand will be the host.

See WALS 2014 website.

Manila, The Philippines | 29 November 2014
I will be working with an organization to bring regular professional development to teachers in the Philippines and this is the appetizer. Full details will be available at this event. Exciting.

This seminar is to introduce plans for 2015.

You will hear me speak on two topics and another presenter discuss similar ideas in science education.

What are the Core Ideas in Early Mathematics (2 hours)
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking in Elementary School Mathematics (2 hours)

Registration details: To be announced

Phnom Penh, Cambodia | 1.2 December 2014
My second visit to Northbridge International School Cambodia  to visit the school and run workshops for the teachers.

Bangkok, Thailand | 3 December 2014
The Learning Tree and Shinglee Publishers are planning to have a seminar for school leaders to share latest development in mathematics education to help. Them plan their schools' programmes.

Registration details: To be announced

Bangkok, Thailand | 4.5.6 December 2014
My former colleague Dr Ruth Wong and I will be visiting Anglo Singapore International School, a school that we have been consultants for. We will work with teachers from three campuses. ASIS is well known for its high academic achievements with its first batch of A Levels securing seats in prestigious universities around the world and their students routinely being awarded Best in Thailand and Best in the World for various iGCSE subjects. The school is also well-known for its performing arts and debate.

Honolulu, HI | 11.12 December 2014
Two-day institute in Oahu. I am looking forward to co-teaching with Greg Tang.

Registration details at GregTang.com

That's all for 2014. See you in 2015.

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