Chess for Beginners is an extremely hands-on and teacher-centred CPD course. Chess is a growing pastime in Irish Primary schools with over 200 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 days and promotes a variety of social and cognitive 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; all of which are explicitly addressed in the free beginner lessons available to participants.
Teachers will have the opportunity over three face-to-face sessions (Thursday 6th October, 13th October and 20th October 2022, from 7 - 9p.m. each evening) to learn the basics of chess which provide the perfect foundation knowledge to use the Ficheall Beginner Chess lessons in their classroom, if desired.
Some testimonials from teachers who completed the course previously:
|Course date||06-10-2022 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||20-10-2022 9:00 pm|
|Cut off date||06-10-2022 4:00 pm|
|Speaker||James O' Gorman|
|Location||Kilkenny Education Centre (R95 RH97)|