Das plant die ECU Chess in schools 2019

ECU EDU Ideas

GOAL
FULL SERVICE PACKAGE FOR CIS IN EUROPE
– We will make a huge application from EU of 2 million Euros this year, to be able to reach the goal a bit faster. If we do not make it, we take it bit by bit, project for project. In our four years together, this is an obvious goal for our commission.

Projects
ECU SCHOOL CHESS TEACHER CERTIFICATE

The basic course (Two days)
– The Didactic course This course has been held 15 times all over Europe, and it is our main project to establish it. During 2019 our main goal is to get it out over Europe and build up the infrastructure of how to give the courses.

Add on courses (One day courses)
– Chess and Mathematics
The course was introduced December 2018 in London. The course will be updated a bit, and then offered to the countries of Europe. The course was developed under the umbrella CHAMPS, that was an EU project ECU EDU took part in. (John Foley and Rita Atkins in charge. Rita is a specialist on chess and mathematics. WGM and teacher.)
– Early years
(The first one will be held during 2019. It is based on the Italian method Psycomotricity. Alessandro Dominici in charge together with Jesper Hall)
– Special needs
– Social integration
– Chess training

ONLINE NEWSLETTER
The newsletter FIRST RANK is a digital weekly newsletter for teachers and everyone interested in CIS. It started autumn 2018, and it is our best way to build up a network for CiS in Europe. It will be translated in to the following languages next year: English, German, French, Italian, French, Swedish. (Jesper Hall is in charge, and the editor.)

CHESS CONFERENCES
The main conference that ECU EDU has been contributing to is the London Chess Conference in December every year. During 2019 we will try to make the largest chess in school conference ever in autumn 2019, with the goal have at least 2 ministers of education from different countries. Most likely the conference will take place in Germany (Hamburg). In that case we move the conference from London. Negotiations have started. (John Foley in charge.)

BOOKS
“The Playing method” and a “Chess and Maths book” will be published during 2019. (John Foley and Jesper Hall in charge)

ONLINE PLATFORM
– Investigating. We have concluded that the best is to co-operate with one of the professional providers.

ONLINE COURSES FOR CHILDREN
– On hold till our content is in place.

ONLINE COURSES FOR TEACHERS
– On hold till our content is in place.
DISTANCE LEARNING
– On hold till our content is in place.
TEACHER NETWORKING
We need to make a strategy for social media, to make it possible for teachers to share ideas.

SOCIAL MEDIA
We need to make a strategy for social media. (Ferenc Maurer should be in the group working with it.)

SPONSORSHIP
We need to develop a professional presentation material. We are on the way. (Ferenc Maurer and Jesper Hall are in charge.)

ADVISORY BOARD
One meeting per year. The idea is to give us credibility, to get advices, and to encourage research on chess to be made.
Seyhan Nisel in our Advisory Board has read all research that has been done on chess in the English language. This research will be presented in a databank during 2019.

MARKETING / COMMS

PRINTED NEWSLETTER
We have established a contact with the magazine Rochade Kids in Germany.

APP FOR KIDS

CHESS COURSES IN SCHOOLS

PENPAL CHESS – KIDS TALK TO EACH OTHER

POPULARISE WITH SPORT STARS/ Ambassadors for CIS
The idea is to make famous stars, good role models and chess stars ambassadors for CiS so we can promote what we do.

ECU EDU WEBPAGE

MINIGAME MOVIES
We have done some, more can be made.
CHESS AND MATHS VIDEOS
We have done some, more can be made.

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INTERNET CHAMPIONSHIP
Alexander Kostyev is in charge of an European internet tournament for schools. The goal is to make the tournament grow.

ECU RECOMMENDATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS

EU FUNDING PROJECTS
We are continuously working on seeking funding. Not the least through Erasmus+.