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BELLSHIRE ELEMENTARY DESIGN CENTER HYBRID CHESS CLUB REGISTRATION
Bellshire Elementary Design Center Hybrid Chess Club
A NCC instructor will lead a 1-hour synchronized ZOOM club each Weneday after-school from 3:15 PM until 4:15 PM. Limit 10 students in each group. The ZOOM will begin at 3:05 PM to give everyone 5-minutes to log on.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 16th and ending Wednesday, December 16th
(no chess during school holidays) 15 sessions total.
We will only organize the 1st semester for now - in the hopes we will be back on campus in January at the latest.
If we are allowed to return to campus, then this registration with also cover after-school chess each Wednesday at school.
This is an NCC-sponsored program so there is no fee to the school or parents at any time but student capacity is limited. Therefore, if a student misses multiple sessions without excuse, their spot will be forfeited to the next student on the waitlist.
- Each Nashville Chess Center (NCC) Program will provide 1-hour of synchronized chess club with qualified and trained NCC Instructors each week
- Each synchronized class will begin with roll call, a 10-15-minute classroom style lesson on Zoom, utilizing an analysis board on chess.com or chesskid.com
- Each synchronized class will consist of 45-50 minutes of practice or play time amongst the club members as the coach observed each online – The coach may also play against students and provide more individualized attention during this period
- Each synchronized lesson will be created in the form of a downloadable PDF that will be available on the NCC website for future download
- Each student registered for the NCC program shall receive a ChessKid.com Gold Membership ($49 per year) as part of the registration fees or cost to the school
- ChessKid.com has very well-established protective measures to keep chess kids online safe
- A ChessKid group will be created for each school
- Each School will also be added to larger groups – Such as system-wide Metro Nashville Public Schools, Middle-Tennessee Private Schools, then one large over Middle-Tennessee Group
- This will allow for school wide events, area events, system wide events and events for kids under our entire virtual umbrella
- If at any point, the NCC is welcome by a school to resume on campus learning, we can still utilize the virtual community as a tool, but the main program of synchronized learning would revert or convert to in person
- ChessKid also has a complete curriculum of asynchronous learning that each scholar can utilize and that the coach of each respective program will use to give online assignments
- Programs are child appropriate and highly interactive
- Chess is a powerful educational tool that has shown to accelerate the cognitive development of scholars in math, science and reading
- Chess is a power “distractor” – even in a virtual setting, chess will do a lot to help Middle-Tennessee students’ minds not constantly worry about this difficult situation they are learning to adapt to
- Chess will create a sense of community and identity for our students missing their friends and their other sports teams
- In a time where parents are having to be told about “what can we no longer offer students;” Chess is an additive – something we can fully provide
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:15 PM until 4:15 PM