K5 Lesson Design & Delivery with Dr. Yeap Ban Har
This focus of this full-day workshop is using the Singapore approach to design and deliver highly effective mathematics lessons. Lessons that meet the needs of the diverse populations in today’s classrooms, while creating an environment of extraordinary engagement and deeper, more meaningful learning.
Many people do not know that Singapore is a very diverse country. Their students have as many different needs and challenges as the students in the United States, or any other developed nation. What sets Singapore apart is that since the 1970’s, their students have outperformed the rest of the world in mathematics achievement. This progress is nothing short of incredible and has been the result of many years of effortful collaboration and research. At the core of this country’s success is the way they design, deliver and assess their mathematics lessons. Void of unnecessary structures, technology and grounded in select bodies of the most effective education research, their approach to instruction is simple, elegant and powerful.
About Dr. Yeap Ban Har
The media has called Dr. Yeap Ban Har “Singapore Math’s Michael Jordan” and “Royalty when it comes to Singapore Math.” He is considered to be one of the most accomplished trainers and speakers on the subjects of K5 Mathematics and Singapore Mathematics. Dr. Yeap Ban Har has taught at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for more than ten years. Presently, for the last seven years, he holds two concurrent positions as the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Pathlight School in Singapore, and the principal of Marshall Cavendish Institute, a global teacher professional development division of Marshall Cavendish Publishers. He has authored dozens of textbooks, various titles in mathematics education and scholarly articles. His latest project is the new program, “Think! Mathematics” by Shing Lee Publishers, a new elementary Singapore Mathematics program developed for use in the United States.
- Planning with Singapore’s 3-Part Lesson Format
- Visual strategies to bridge concrete understanding to abstract understanding
- The 5 elements of an effective mathematics lesson
- Identifying advanced learners and extending tasks
- The 4 Foundational Skills for Intervention
- Questioning to build understanding
- Promoting student collaboration and discourse
Dr. Yeap’s workshops are known to inspire, broaden perspective, and change the way his participants think about how they teach. You’ll eat well and network with terrific people. And at the end of the day, you’ll leave feeling somewhat overwhelmed with the abundance of useful strategies you can immediately implement in your classroom.
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration
8:30 – 12:00 – Lesson Planning and Development
12:00 – 1:00 – Buffet Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Lesson Delivery
3:00 – 3:30 – Q & A with Dr. Yeap (Optional)
Venue is located at Mercer Community College Conference Center, a map can be found at www.mccc.edu.