Chess in Schools LLC

Connecting Chess to the Classroom

aka Chess in Schools   |   Hendersonville, NC   |  https://chessinschools.us

Mission

Chess changes lives. Our mission is to advance the potential of chess in education in the United States. Working with leaders in the international Chess in Education (CIE) movement, we bring CIE best practices to educators in a way that aligns with their education goals and standards. As a result, we help teachers use chess as an educational tool to help students develop the skills needed for success in and beyond the classroom. We are: - Adapting successful international CIE models for the decentralized US education community. - Developing a network of educational service providers to deliver CIE certification programs and to develop cost-effective CIE programs. - Working with international partners to foster a worldwide Chess in Education community.

Ruling year info

2019

Managing Director

Neil Dietsch

National Chess Education Consultant

Jerry Nash

Main address

23 Hosta Ln

Hendersonville, NC 28739 USA

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Chess in Schools LLC

EIN

90-1141646

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Chess in Education Initiative

An alliance of chess-training organizations has joined forces to launch the Chess in Education Initiative in the United States. The group, calling itself the CIE Coalition, was formed in response to the rapidly growing adoption of new Chess in Education (CIE) programs and methods by school systems around the world.

The Initiative seeks to build awareness (with a particular focus on the US) of advances in the chess training tools and education-focused best practices that persuaded educators across Europe to bring chess into their classrooms. ChessPlus, the CIE training leader in Europe is partnering with Chess in Schools to bring these methods to the US.

The CIE Coalition seeks engagement with local education and chess training service providers looking to expand their extracurricular chess training programs into the classroom by engaging with educators through the use of education-centric training programs.

This groundbreaking cooperative effort brings together organizations with international experience in teaching chess, training teachers and chess coaches, and providing online resources for educators and students. The European Chess Union, ChessKid, First Move - America's Chess Foundation, Premier Chess, ChessPlus, Queen's Gambit, and Chess in Schools all share a passion for helping students to become equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in and beyond the classroom.

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Academics
Children and youth

Chess in Schools provides professional development offerings for educators and chess coaches who want to learn the methods of Chess in Education (CIE) to offer chess programs for students that align with educational goals. Our array of courses includes:

1. Introduction to Chess in Education
2. Chess in the Classroom – Level 1 Certified Teacher Training
3. Chess in the Classroom – Level 2 Certified Teacher Training
4. School Club Chess Coach Certificate Course
5. Chess Coaching Workshop

The Certified Teacher Training (Levels I and 2) targets teachers seeking to integrate chess into the classroom. Participants are engaged in a hands-on experience designed to introduce the game of chess and demonstrate deliberate classroom connections.

The School Club Chess Coach Certificate Course targets teachers and/or chess coaches with both chess and teaching/coaching experience who will be teaching chess in an after-school setting where the focus is on improving chess skills. This course was developed to provide teachers with a certificate recognizing that they have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding of didactical methods for teaching chess in schools. The course deploys chess as a vehicle to teach thinking skills such as problem solving and logical analysis. The course was originally developed by the European Chess Union and has been modified for the United States.

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Children and youth

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Chess in Schools LLC

Board of directors
as of 06/01/2022
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Board chair

Neil Dietsch

Chess in Schools

Term: 2019 -

Neil Dietsch

Chess in Schools

Jerry Nash

Chess in Schools

Brad Conaway

University of Mississippi

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