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CiS in USA
Monday, 21 October 2013 11:40
nash3CiS Commission member Jerry Nash reports on CiS developments in the USA.

Click on "Reports' in the left-hand menu to go to it.

Of special note is the link to a video of teacher training in East Baton Rouge.
Chess in Schools - Our Global Future
Sunday, 06 October 2013 14:51
Chess in Schools - Our Global Future.

A completely new (2014) edition is ready for distribution in Tromso.

scroll down the page (after Read More) to read it. It will soon be available for download from the Documents & FAQ page.
Global Future p00a

Our main promotional booklet. 48 pages (+4 page cover).

It gives the basics of chess in schools. The whys, wherefors, etc. 

The 2012 first edition of the booklet may be downloaded (74mb) from here. 

The couple of pages on chess as 'educational cutlery' is an important hook upon which to hang any chess in schools presentation made to educators and administrators.

Moldova 2012-2013 report
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:30
reportimg_1569_kidsClick on Projects to read up on their last year.

100 schools

2 books in Moldovan

130 teachers trained

thousands of children involved

336 FIDE Student members.
CiS Commission meeting, Tallinn
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:54
est_fedThe 84th FIDE Congress is now under way in Tallinn, Estonia.

The CiS Commission meeting will take place on 3 October, from 9am to 1pm in the Gamma room at the Radisson Blu Olümpia Hotel.

The Agenda for the meeting is available here.

The CiS 2012 Annual report is available here.

 Report of Commission Chairman Ali Nihat Yazici (Congress Annex 23) is available here.
Diploma in Socio-Cultural and Educational Aspects of Chess
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:30
The first Diploma in Socio-Cultural and Educational Aspects of Chess has begun in Argentina. 

diplo_ajedrez-flyer_2013The course is imparted by the Secretary of University Extension of the University of San Martín (UBA), with the support of the Argentinean Professional Chessplayers Association (APA).  The UNSAM is committed to developing its activities as a scholarly, humanistic, and universal institution that values academic excellence, personalized education, and the promotion of a critical and creative spirit.

This course provides an introductory Educational and Socio-Cultural survey of Chess history, addressing selected major periods from the Indo-Persian Protochess origin, or Chaturanga, to the Modern chess.  In addition, particular focus is given to Medieval chess and Argentinean chess history along with educational chess methodologies in elementary school and high school.

The objective of the course is to educate school teachers and chess players in the history and practice of chess employing educational pedagogic methodologies.  As an introductory course, no previous experience in the study of chess is necessary for intending applicants and it is designed as a part-time course.  However, students will be required to do independent study and full attendance of all classes is strongly advised.

There is much more information (in Spanish) below:

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