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Lebanon seminars training teachers
Monday, 02 December 2013 22:08
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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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Chess and Education Conference in London
Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:58
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There will be a Chess and Education conference in London during the London Chess Classic.

The conference takes place 7-8 December.

The title is:
Successes and Challenges
Improving School Chess Practice,
Research and Strategy

You can download the flyer . There are more details at http://www.londonchessclassic.com/conference/index.htm including details of the programme, the speakers and how to register and pay for entry. Regrettably, we will not be present.
 
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.
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Our main promotional booklet. 48 pages (+4 page cover).

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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.


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Moldova 2012-2013 report
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:30
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100 schools

2 books in Moldovan

130 teachers trained

thousands of children involved

336 FIDE Student members.
 
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