Thursday, March 31, 2016

Course by Yeap Ban Har | September 2016

I am visiting Anglo Singapore International School in Bangkok on 27th to help the early years team move closer to the school's vision Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn.

I am also giving two classes for Thai graduate students. On 29th Kasetsart University will host the first seminar and the next day Srinakharinwirot University will host the second. 

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

Tur Ta Konta Foundation & University of Curaçao | Curaçao 

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

Program and Symposium in Curacao named “Innovative Approaches to Mathematics” 

7 Sep 2016
[Fundashon Tur Ta Konta]

Other than meeting with the
media, interviews and talkshows, I will meet tutors from Fundashon Tur Konta 

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet with Tutors Fundashon Tur Ta Konta
Synopsis | At this event, Yeap Ban Har will answer questions about mathematics education, teaching strategies to help students do well and education in general.

8 Sep 2016

[Fundashon Tur Ta konta in collaboration with University of Curacao

8:30-11:30 p.m.

Audience - school boards directors and policymakers

How to Improve Our Mathematics Curriculum

Synopsis | In this presentation, we will discuss key ideas in improving mathematics curriculum. They include the concept of spiral curriculum to help us decide what to include, the core competencies in mathematics to help teachers decide their teaching actions and research on effective classrooms to alert us to the features of effective mathematics lessons.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Audience a school boards principals, teachers, professors other educational stakeholders

“How to Make Mathematics Easy”

Synopsis | In this presentation, we will look at strategies put in place, from policy point of view as well as classroom strategies to help students learn mathematics well. But mathematics is NOT easy!

9 Sep 2016

University of Curacao

Official Opening of the Academic Year

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Audience - UoC invited guests and interested people from the community 

"Mathematics Education in Singapore and Lessons to Learn"

Synopsis | In this lecture, we will look at how a third-world nation in the 1960s transformed its mathematics education into one of the best in the world today, resulting in high mathematics achievement and a generation of young people who is able to support an economy that has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world. The story will help us think about each of us, in our respective roles, can do to transform the lives of our population.


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

Pelangi | Medan Indonesia
17 September
This is a one-day event by Pelangi Books and Shinglee Publishers on primary school mathematics.

It will be at Karibia Boutique Hotel.

Course by Yeap Ban Har | August 2016

Shinglee Publishers 
4.5 August 
Two events for teachers in Singapore on mathematics teaching in primary and secondary school. Invitation have been sent to all local schools.

2.3 August
Two school-based professional learning will be conducted at Ai Tong School and Whitley Secondary School .

Assessment for Learning AfL
Schools Cluster S7 is having a workshop for its secondary schools. I will work with their mathematics teachers to address challenges they face after trying out various AfL strategies for a while now.  
Whitley Secondary School is hosting and Raffles Girls' School is the convenor. It is facilitated by Shinglee Publshers as schools in this cluster is using New Syllabus Mathematics by Shinglee | Singapore 

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

The second face-to-face session on 11 August focuses on Creative Problem Solving and we used it on issues in early childhood education.

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

Rex Bookstore | Manila
12-13 August
2016 Rex-Shinglee Singapore Math Conference : Making Students' High Achievement in Mathematics Possible

Venue | REAP Center 
Banawe Street corner Atok Street 
Quezon City 

Albert Flores facilitate a discussion on Singapore Math pedagogy on Day 1 and I present three sessions on Day 2.

1|Teaching Effective Math Lessons
2|Singapore Textbook Problems
3|Understanding Critical Competencies in Learning Math

2016 Marshall Cavendish Education Conference 
Back for its fifth run, this year's Conference will be held at Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore from 17 to 19 August. 

Centred on the theme 'Putting Change into Context - A Journey into 21st Century Learning', the three-day summit will serve as a springboard for growth and development in education around the world, bringing together renowned subject experts, researchers and international delegates from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe for an exciting exchange of insights into the role of educators and learners as they progress into the 21st Century.
I will moderate a Plenary Panel discussion: Thriving for 21st Century: Changing learning environment and implication for the students’ learning’. In this session, I will present my perspective for 30 min before the panel discuss the issues raised. I will also present the topic on ‘Lesson Study: To develop 21st century teachers competencies and improving teachers’
Topic: Panel discussion: Thriving for 21st Century: Changing learning environment and implication for the students’ learning
Date: 18 Aug 2016, Thursday
Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Topic: Lesson Study: To develop 21st century teachers competencies and improving teachers 
Date: 19 Aug 2016, Friday
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

3R Teacher Training | Eastham, MA
22.23 August 
A two-day course for K-5 Teachers at Four Points by Sheraton in Eastham, Massachusetts in the US.
Details at

Wilton School District | Wilton, CT
25.26 August 
A two-day professional development for teachers in the district.