FIDE School Instructor
Sunday, 31 July 2016 19:25
The FIDE School Instructor title was introduced by the General Assembly in Istanbul 2012. It was subsequently reformulated.

The list of title holders (164 as at 2016.12) can be found here.

The full list at 2017.12 is about 249 (approximate figure because some payments are awaited and some titles have yet to be confirmed)

The list of accredited Lecturers for SI seminars is here.

Results of individual seminars are as follows:
2015 Agadir, Morocco
2015 Porto Carras, Greece
2015 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2016 Geneva, Switzerland
2016 Cap Aurora, Romania

The following titles were approved by Athens PB and certificates have been sent out:
2016 Tirana, Albania
2016 Marrakech, Morocco

The following titles were approved by Goynuk EB and certificates have been sent out:
2017 Corrientes, Argentina
2017 Online 1, internet
2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina

The following titles were approved by Minsk PB and certificates have been sent out:
2017 Online 2, internet
2017 Agadir, Morocco (unfortunately this seminar was cancelled)
2017 Benidorm, Spain
2018 Lima, Peru & internet
2018 Online 3, internet

The following titles were approved by Bucharest PB - title certificates will be sent after missing FIDE IDs have been received
2018 Madrid, Spain
2018 Fuerteventura, Spain
2018 Alicante, Spain
2018 Llucmajor, Spain
2018 Livingstone, Zambia (unfortunately the seminar was cancelled)
2018 Albacete, Spain

The following titles were approved by Batumi GA:
2018 Online 4, internet
2018 Sfax, Tunisia
2018 Cannes, France
2018 Batumi Georgia

The following titles were approved by EDU Council (2019 02)
2018 Online 5, internet
2018 Madrid, Spain 19-21 October
2018 Santiago de Compostela, Spain 6-9 November was cancelled
2018 Online 6, internet
2018 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2018 Santa Maria de Jetiba, Brasil 14-16 December was postponed
2019 Online 7, internet

Turkey's Primary School Chess Class Curriculum
Thursday, 25 June 2015 16:06
We have translated this important document from Turkish.
You can download it here.
Turkey - Kocaeli projectTSF
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:44
kocaeliKocaeli is a province about 100km East of Istanbul. The capital is Izmit (Kocaeli) which has about 20% of the total population of 1,500,000.

The Turkish Chess Federation signed a protocol in 2012 with the Municipality and Directorate of Education in Kocaeli.

Now, when children start primary school, they receive a chessboard, chess set and chess book. 

To date, about 100,000 gift packs have been presented.

The TSF have used in the past the slogan 'every house a sports centre.' That is coming to pass in Kocaeli, at least every house with a child in it.

Important Social Aspects
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:21
Important Social Aspects of Chess in Schools

malmsten2It is easy to overlook the social aspects of our chess in schools projects, but we should not. It is typical for members and leaders of chess federations around the world to focus on competitive chess aspects. Since all chess officials have played at some competitive level, however high or low, it is quite natural to think in terms of chess competition involving ‘winners’ and ‘losers.’ That is not ideal in the educational and social context, and there is another way.

The alternate path still has chess competitions but they are much more social in nature. Göran Malmsten in Sweden was a pioneer. Starting in the 1960s, he gradually built up a system combining a chess competition with important aspects of social development. Instead of the familiar 1-1/2-0 (win-draw-loss) scoring system, so ingrained in chess players, he developed 3-2-1. There is another very important part to the system, but first an important subtlety. We should not present this as win-draw-loss, but as one point for taking part, an extra point for a drawn game and two extra points for winning a game. That can make all the difference to a child’s view (and even that of adults) of the chess ‘competition.’ Then we have the ‘coup de grâce’ or, perhaps more appropriately, the ‘coup de Coeur.’

According to the percentage of players from a class, a club, a school, or any other group (according to the entries to a competition), so that is the percentage points to which they are entitled (based on their ‘raw’ score).
Lebanon seminars training teachers
Monday, 02 December 2013 22:08
Over the last few months three seminars were held in Beirut, Mont Liban and the Bekaa region.  

A total of 43 teachers (41 Lebanese and 2 Palestinians) were awarded the certificate of Lebanon NSI (National School Instructor). The award ceremony was held as part of the closing ceremony for the Lebanese Chess Championship.

It is gratifying that the distribution of those certificates was assisted by officials from the Ministry of Education.

The trainers who gave the seminars were FI Roland Akhrass (President of the Lebanese CiS Committee and Vice President of the Lebanese Federation) and FT & IM Fadi Eid.

Materials were provided by FIDE-CiS and the trainers' own preparation was assisted by an internet seminar.

Our thanks to Roland Akhrass for the photographs which appear below, showing the seminars and also some of the presentations at the awards ceremony.

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