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

MATHTED | Manila, The Philippines
20.21.22 October

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.

Maths - No Problem! | London, England
3.4.5 October 
Three-day signature Teaching for Mastery Course

Maths - No Problem! | Manchester, England
10.11.12 October 
Three-day signature Teaching for Mastery Course

Weston Public Schools | Weston CT
24.25.26 Oct
I will be at the school district for three days.

On the first day, I am meeting the middle school teachers to discuss, using four open lessons as a platform, questions on differentiation. 

On the second day, I am meeting the high school teachers to discuss algebra lessons to cater to students who have done Singapore Math in middle school.

On the third day, I will meet the elementary teachers who are new to the school district to do a fundamental course on teaching (Singapore) math. 

Northshore School District | Long Island NY
27.28 Oct 
I will be with the school for two days.