Register Today for Next US Chess In Education Webinar, Chess During The School Day, Part 2

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Join US Chess' Chess in Education Committee for the next monthly (March) Webinar, Chess During the School Day, Part 2! The webinar airs on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 8 p.m. EDT. 

About this Webinar

Matan Prilleltensky, the Associate Executive Director of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, will share instructional sequencing and curriculum teachers can use in their own programs. Special focus will be given to how children develop their vision of the board and master the basic skills, with plenty of training material for students to work on. Robert McKenzie, member of the US Chess Scholastic Council and a master classroom teacher, will explain how he uses chess to help at-risk young people develop their decision-making skills. There will be many opportunities for audience participation and dialogue between attendees and presenters.

Register today to participate, and keep reading on to learn about the first part of the Webinar from last month.



Chess During the School Day, Part 1

The recording of the first part of this Webinar, which took place Sunday, February 25, 2024, is available for replay here as part of our Chess in Education Playlist on YouTube. The discussion highlights two school programs that introduce chess to students in elementary, middle and high school.

We hear from teacher Veronica Hopkins, who teaches chess classes every day and runs a Lunch Bunch program at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School. Baltimore Kids Chess League is a US Chess Title I grant winner that uses the funds it receives to travel to national scholastic championships, and Lakeland is one of the schools it supports. 

We then hear from Chess Club President Laurel Aronian, a junior at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT. Her presentation showcases the power of student leadership and initiative in growing chess in the school and community.  Watch the full video below: