CPD Courses

The following education centres offer CPD courses for primary teachers, providing them with all the skills they need to teach chess and set up a chess club in their school. These courses are facilitated by experienced Ficheall.ie volunteers.

No prior knowledge of chess is needed to take part in these courses.

Teachers will have the opportunity to learn the new skill of chess by playing mini chess games against other novice teachers. The course will teach all participants how to

  • play chess (from zero prior knowledge) and the best methods of teaching primary school children as young as first class the rules using a fun, games-based approach
  • utilise chess as an additional resource in teaching both literacy and numeracy in the mainstream and special education classroom
  • organise a school chess club, school chess team and in-school chess competitions
  • digital teaching resources will be provided to all participants

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