Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Introduction to Teaching Chess in Schools

Workshop Description

Chess has been shown to help students develop problem-solving skills, planning, patience, focus, and self-discipline. In this session, participants will learn about teaching methods and basic content for introducing chess in various school contexts. Topics to be discussed include basic rules and vocabulary, specific instructional methods, connections to mathematics and literacy, and additional resources. Whether you are familiar with the game or new to chess, this session will be beneficial to anyone who is interested in bringing the challenge and discipline of chess to their classrooms and schools.

Workshop Details

Grade band: K-12th

Date: July 15-16, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, one-hour lunch each day

Location: Jackson Avenue Center, Oxford, MS

Registration fee: $50; optional 1.2 CEUs for additional $15

Facilitator: Dr. Jeff Bulington

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