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NCSM2010 Annual Conference San Diego Yeap Ban Har's presentation on professional development of Singapore mathematics teachers.

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This presentation by Yeap Ban Har focused on teacher professional development. Wong Khoon Yoong presented pre-service teacher education. Charles Patton and Jeremy Roselle from Stanford Research …

This presentation by Yeap Ban Har focused on teacher professional development. Wong Khoon Yoong presented pre-service teacher education. Charles Patton and Jeremy Roselle from Stanford Research International were the other panelists.


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  • 1. integrating curriculum
    assessment
    and teacher professional development
    Teacher Professional Development
    in Singapore
    Yeap Ban Har
    banhar.yeap@nie.edu.sg
    National Institute of Education
    Nanyang Technological University
    Slides can be downloaded from www.mathz4kidz.com
  • 2. types of professional
    development
    for singapore teachers
  • 3. workshop-style
    professional
    development
  • 4. Photo: SEED Institute
    Kindergarten Teachers in a Degree Course
    Photo: National Institute of Education
    Teachers at a Workshop-style In-service Course
    University-Initiated
    In-service Courses
    Graduate Courses
  • 5. Photo: SEED Institute
    Kindergarten Teachers in a degree course
    Photo: NIE In-service Course on Lesson Study
    University-Initiated
    In-service Courses
    Graduate Courses
  • 6. Photo: Stamford Primary School
    In-house Professional Development Workshop
    School-Initiated
    In-house Workshop
    Photo: HougangPrimary School
    In-house Professional Development Workshop
  • 7. Ministry of Education-Initiated
    Teachers Network Activities
    Teacher Work Attachment
    Professional Development Leave
    Photo: Catholic High School (Primary)
  • 8. typical
    professional
    development
    Typically, professional development for Singapore teachers consist of workshop-style training.
  • 9. professional development
    and
    curriculum and assessment demands
  • 10. curriculum
    emphasis on
    problem solving
    Reference: Singapore Ministry of Education 2006
  • 11. assessment
    Item from Grade 6 National Examination
    emphasis on
    problem solving
    Reference: Singapore Examination & Assessment Board 2010
  • 12. 210
  • 13. 210
    MrsHoon sold 960 cookies.
  • 14. in national examination
    significant emphasis on
    problem solving
    A
    B
    F
    E
    D
    C
    Reference: Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board 2004-2008
  • 15. Wellington Primary School
    rationale
    The rationale of teaching mathematics is that it is “an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence”.
    Reference: Singapore Ministry of Education 2006
  • 16. Holistic Learning for Students
    More Engaging Pedagogy
    More Holistic Assessment
    Quality Teaching Force
    MOE is “strengthening the training and professional development for our teachers so that they can deliver a high-quality primary education for your child”.
  • 17. professional development
    and
    societal demands
  • 18. parental
    expectations
    Seminar for Parents on Problem Solving
  • 19. professional development
    and
    teacher profile
  • 20. Teachers Profile
    30 000 teachers in about 300 schools
    75% with bachelor’s degree
    50% of primary school teachers are non-university graduates
    10% with graduate degrees
    Pre-service teacher training does not produce mathematics specialists
  • 21. “Provide current non-graduate teachers with avenues for professional development and/or academic upgrading.”
    Source: PERI Report 2009
  • 22. “Encourage subject specialisation of teachers at the upper primary levels through in-service training, while continuing to provide schools with the autonomy to deploy their teachers according to their needs.”
    Source: PERI Report 2009
  • 23. professional development
    and
    educational policies
  • 24. professional learning
    consolidated
    emphasis on
  • 25. Professional Learning
    Teachers are entitled to 100 hours of professional development
    Teachers Network was set up in 1998
    All schools have formal PLC by 2012
    Teacher Development Centre to coordinate professional learning to bet set up in 2010
    All schools to eventually have a Staff Developer, a head of department responsible for the professional development of teachers in the school
    Action Research has been introduced as a PLC tool
    Lesson Study has been introduced as another PLC tool
  • 26. To sustain a high-performing education system, Singapore’s educators will take on an active role in shaping the development of their profession. MOE is committed to supporting the teaching profession in developing a new Teacher Development Centre as a focal point for teacher professional development. MOE will also strengthen the career development opportunities for educators who wish to deepen their expertise in teaching.
    Press Release 17 September 2009
    MOE Work Plan Seminar
  • 27. Princess Elizabeth Primary School, Singapore
    lesson study
    North Vista Primary School, Singapore
  • 28. In the keynote lecture
    Mike Schmoker called for
    “authentic team-based PLC”.
    Fuchun Primary School
    Northlight School
  • 29. workshops
    incorporate
    authentic
    materials
    Fuchun Primary School, Singapore
  • 30. teachers
    learning from
    textbooks
  • 31. Source: Grade 3 Textbook
  • 32. Source: Grade 6 Textbook
  • 33. In this conference
    Barbara Reys identified
    “teachers’ content knowledge”
    as one of the ten
    most pressing challenges.
    Fuchun Primary School’s teachers discussing how to do 1.45 x 18 in one of their professional development courses
    Balestier Primary School’s teachers figuring out a ‘magic’ trick demonstrated by the instructor in a professional development course.
  • 34. what shape
    professional
    development of singapore primary teachers
    professional learning
    culture
    curriculum & assessment
    demands
    high expectations
    school & parents
    non-specialist
    teachers in primary schools

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