Simultaneously with Batumi Chess Olympiad, the ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course will be held in Batumi, Georgia, from 30th September- 1st October 2018.


The course will comprise two days of interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, group discussions and practical exercises with focusing on methods of learning children to solve problems and logical analysis through play.

The course is innovative in terms of content and delivery, and the lecturers use the SMART®  method developed by the professional ChessPlus team based upon years of practical experience, supplemented by action research with aim to introduce teachers to techniques in helping children to improve their thinking skills. The pedagogical methods deployed are suitable for pupils from age 8 and above.

The course trainers will be ECU Educational Commission members: Jesper Hall and John Foley.

After finishing the course, the participants will do the online test, and after passing the test, the participants will receive the ECU School Chess Teacher Training Certificate. The Certificate recognizes that the graduates have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding for teaching chess in schools. Also, the Certificate is endorsed by the Academic Advisory Panel of Education Commission of the ECU and is recognized by chess federations across the Europe.


The tickets for the ECU School Chess Teacher Training course are available here.

More details about the course and future activities of the ECU Educational Commission are available below or here.

ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course