Introduction to Teaching Chess in Schools
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.
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