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19KEC306 Teaching Chess in Schools


Facilitator:  Michael McConigley

Dates:  Mon 1st July – Friday 5th July 2019 (9.30am-2pm)

Chess is a growing pastime in Irish primary schools with over 100 schools now joined the Ficheall.ie network of teachers promoting chess in primary schools. It is an excellent hobby for students (and teachers) for rainy day break times and promotes a variety of social, cognitive and mental-fitness skills such as respect, forward planning, problem solving, decision making, accepting defeat, understanding resilience and developing a growth mind-set when exploring a new skill. 

Teachers will have the opportunity to learn the new skill of chess by playing mini chess games against other novice teachers. The course will teach all participants how to 

·         play chess (from zero prior knowledge) and the best methods of teaching primary school children as young as first class the rules using a fun, games-based approach 

·         utilise chess as an additional resource in teaching both literacy and numeracy in the mainstream and special education classroom 

·         organise a school chess club, school chess team and in-school chess competitions

·         digital teaching resources will be provided to all participants 

Feel free to email primary.chess.workshop@gmail.com to ask any questions on the course.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-07-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-07-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 24
Cut off date 05-07-2019
Individual Price €50.00
Number Hours 20
Location Scoil Bhríde, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
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    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
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    R51 KN66