Teaching Primary Chess in Schools SUM19/11

Teaching Chess in Primary Schools is like no other summer course as it is extremely hands-on and teacher-centred.

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

A refund will only to given if the cancellation of your place is two weeks prior to course commencement. 

The refund will be less admin fee of €10


Participants who register for more than one course must complete the courses consecutively rather than concurrently



Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 01-07-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date / Time 05-07-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 12
Course Fee €55.00
Speaker Joe Geoghegan
Number Hours 20
Scoil Naomh Eoin
Windtown, Navan ,Co Meath
Scoil Naomh Eoin
€55.00 12

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