2009 U.S. Open Chess in Education Workshop
By John P. Buky   
July 27, 2009
Official Press Release
July 24, 2009
Contact: John P. Buky, chessteacher@comcast.net


(Crossville, TN)
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) Chess in Education workshop is open for registration. USCF workshop: co-organizers John P. Buky and Will Tseng, sponsors USCF, US Chess Trust, Chess Academy, and EL Chess Academics. 

The workshop will be held at the US Chess Open on August 6th, 2009 from 1:30-5:00 pm at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st St, Indianapolis IN 46219, Salon 5. Teachers will receive 2 CPDU's for attending the workshop. The registration cost for the workshop is $25. Please contact John at chessteacher@comcast.net to register for the workshop.

1:00 – 1:30 USCF Chess in Education Committee business meeting
John P. Buky Co-Chair

1:30 – 2:30 Chess in the Classroom Curriculum for K-12 Teachers
Teachers, are you searching for a dynamic new teaching tool that engages all learners?  John P. Buky and Will Tseng, authors of Chess in the Classroom present an interactive workshop that fully integrates reading, math, and chess and extended response writing.  This workshop, which has been presented to hundreds of teachers across the country, demonstrates how to improve students’ problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills in the areas of logic, pattern recognition, perception, coordination, spatial relations, decision-making, and visualization. 

2:30 – 3:00 Bringing Chess to the Racine School District
Ed Larkin, founder of EL Chess Academics. 
Ed presents an exposé on his work with inner city youths in the Racine school system. 

3:00 – 3:30 Chess Skills Applied to Students’ Real-Life and School Environments
Chet Parks, Chess Academy. 
How the valuable logical thinking and problem solving skills used in chess can be applied to students’ real-life and school environments.

3:30 – 4:00 The Philosophy of Using Chess as a Learning Tool
Daniel Parmet, Chess Academy. 
Many principals would like a nice five-foot tall chess trophy sitting in the display case; but at what cost?  The main objectives of chess should be to create better learning, behavior and decision-making skills, and above all better test scores. 

4:00 – 5:00 Question and Answer Session
The workshop will end up with a question and answer session with participants asking questions from the panel of experts.

Participant fee registration: $25
For USCF workshop registration, contact John P. Buky, chessteacher@comcast.net

About The USCF
The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with more than 90,000 members. For more information, please see www.uschess.org

About the U.S. Chess Trust
The U.S. Chess Trust is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Created in 1967, the Trust was organized to promote, stimulate and encourage the study and play of the game of chess as a means of intellectual development. The Trust uses its resources for charitable purposes, including social, educational, scientific, historical endeavors. Our Trustees act without compensation, and are dedicated to the U.S. Chess Trust’s mission. The U.S. Chess Trust’s focus is an outgrowth of similar activities formerly carried out by the U.S. Chess Federation. We promote and support chess in the community through our programs, and by providing resources that help support our mission. In addition, we also actively support charities conducted by the USCF and other chess organizations. For more information about the U.S. Chess Trust, visit www.uschesstrust.org/WP/

About The Chess Academy
The Chess Academy was started by former professional educator with over 20 years teaching experience, John P. Buky, to promote chess in the schools as part of the educational curriculum. Chess is a dynamic tool for differentiated instruction as it addresses all of Bloom's Taxonomy of Higher Thinking Skills, as well as Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. Many studies have linked chess programs to improved scores in reading and math, as well as improved self-esteem. We at Chess Academy believe that chess instruction should exist in all schools. The Chess Academy has developed a curriculum for K-12 teachers to integrate chess in the classroom. Click on this link for more information on the Chess in the Classroom Curriculum.
 
For more information about The Chess Academy, visit www.thechessacademy.org. Or www.thechessacademy.org/2009_Chess_In_Education_Workshop.htm.