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ECU103 Teaching Chess for Early Years - Stockholm

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Vattmyraskolan

Hästskovägen 40

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Chess develops young minds

The Early Years Teacher training course comprises two days of interactive exercises on how to teach children valuable educational concepts through physical movement.

Children become central figures in gameplay, progressively developing their sensory-motor skills by requiring the use of active intelligence. Carefully structured games on a giant chessboard heighten their self-esteem as well as providing a unique opportunity to build relationships with companions based upon loyalty and taking responsibility.

The course is based on the concept of “Psychomotricity” from the Alfiere Bianco company (Italy) and refined during the award-winning Erasmus+ CASTLE project. Teachers report an improved classroom climate; peer collaboration; participation and engagement from pupils.

The Early Years Teacher Certificate, endorsed by the European Chess Union (ECU), is provided to those who complete the course conditional upon a formative assessment by the trainers. The Certificate permits the holder to offer Psychomotricity classes in their institution. This course is presented as part of the chess-based education programme from ChessPlus.


SCHEDULE

DAY 1

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Introductions

  • ECU103 Psychomotricity Course Structure
  • ECU
  • ChessPlus

11.00 – 12.30

  • Freely Exploring Space
  • Inside – Outside
  • Black and White
  • The Castle Step
  • A Hop and Clap
  • A Scream or A Polite Word

12.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.30

  • Forward Vertical, Backward Vertical
  • The Path that Must be Taken
  • Forward Vertical Movement– Passing Meetings!
  • Forward Vertical Motion – Close Encounters!
  • Backward Vertical Motion – Meet and Greet

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee

15.45 – 17.00

  • Team Game: Flower Power
  • Horizontal and Vertical
  • Let’s Go Sideways!
  • This Is Getting Harder!
  • The Castle’s Great Ball

DAY 2

10.00 – 11.00 Basic chess didactics

11.00 – 12.30

  • Boletus the Gnome!
  • Look Inside the Treasure Chest, and See what’s there!
  • The Blind Person
  • A New Possibility: The Diagonal
  • The Carriages arrive at The Castle!
  • The Carriages Cross the Castle in every Direction

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.30

  • Finding Your Way Through the Rooms of the Castle
  • Juggler of the Year
  • Colourful Directions
  • Don’t get Captured!
  • Don’t get Captured by Rospo The Toad!

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee

15.45 – 16.30

  • The Alphabet Rhyme
  • Reading the Coordinates
  • Reading the Coordinates using Pieces Of Cord
  • Room Race!

16.30 – 17.00 Certificates and Feedback


TRAINERS

Alessandro Dominici - course leader

Educator and professional chess instructor since 2001; developed innovative teaching curriculums based on the game of chess; co-author of the book EARLY YEARS SKILLS - Psychomotor activity on a giant chessboard (2017 –Le Due Torri publishers). Coordinated innumerable Chess in Schools projects in Italy and in Europe, including the CASTLE – an Erasmus plus project, recognised as a Success Story by the European Commission. Coordinated many national and international research projects on the benefits of playing chess in collaboration with Professor Trinchero at the University of Turin. Currently a member of the European Chess Union (ECU) Education Commission.

Claudia Pulzoni

Degree in Motor Sciences, Physical education teacher at state schools from primary to upper secondary school level from 2000; ten years experience supporting students with special educational needs. Developed and introduced into schools psychomotor activities on a giant chessboard, for which she trains teachers both in Italy and abroad; co-author of the book EARLY YEARS SKILLS - Psychomotor activity on a giant chessboard (2017 –: Le Due Torri publishers)

Jesper Hall

International Master, director of junior chess in Sweden and Chairman of the Education Commission of the European Chess Union.

COURSE INFORMATION

The Psychomotricity methodology has been created by Alfiere Bianco sports company since 2002, and has been developed further during the Erasmus+ CASTLE Project 2014/2017 receiving the highest Erasmus recognition by the European Commission (Success Story).

1) It is not necessary to know the rules of the game of chess to participate in the course.

2) It is a physically active course: dress for doing gymnastics

3) Psychomotricity on a giant chessboard is for pupils aged 5 to 8. Examples will be given, on request, of how it is possible to do the activity with children aged 3/4.

COURSE PREPARATION

Upon registration, you will receive a Manual (an Ebook - in English) via email and the link to view (and/or download) the 52 online illustrative videos in Italian with subtitles in English/German/Spanish/Italian (subtitles are available only online). The videos cover the 15 lessons in the Manual of which the first 8 lessons are covered in the course. Participants are expected to have read the Manual and watched the videos in advance of having attended the course. At the end of the course, there will be an online test to establish the level of understanding of the participants who will receive feedback.

European Chess Union

The European Chess Union is the representative body for 54 national chess federations in Europe and neighbouring regions. Members of the ECU include the English Chess Federation, Scottish Chess, the Welsh Chess Union and the Irish Chess Union. The Education Commission of the ECU promotes chess as a pedagogic tool to develop the social and intellectual skills of children. The Education Commission was established in 2014 to lead the development of Chess in Schools across Europe. It launched a School Chess Teacher Certificate scheme to recognise school teachers who have the knowledge and ability to teach chess in the classroom.

The ECU School Chess Teacher training course was designed by the leading chess educationists in Europe and is validated by the ECU Advisory Board which is an international academic panel with experts in disciplines from cognitive science and psychology to statistics and pedagogy. The certification was developed following the Declaration by the European Parliament on 15th March 2012 that Chess in Schools should be encouraged for educational purposes.

More information

For more information about

- the course registration, please contact: Brigitta Peszleg: training@chessplus.net

- the course content, please contact Alessandro Dominici: dominici@alfierebianco.com

- teacher training in Sweden, please contact Jesper Hall: jesper.hall@telia.com

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds as each course is a special event requiring considerable preparation and resources. Note that each registrant is given digital material in advance of the course.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket.

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