Types of Chess in School Programs

How to Implement a Chess in Education Program

    1. Consider your educational goals; select a CIE approach (See CIE Approaches).
    2. Consider these key program design questions:
      • When will teaching take place?
      • Who will teach?
      • What type of planning approach will be used?
          • Informal – Bottom-up implementations; typically initiated by one or more teacher advocates at a single school.
            • Pros: Bottom-up implementation; lower administrator time commitment, relatively easy to implement if resources are available.
            • Cons: ad hoc, transient (due to turnover), and not scalable; minimal quality / performance tracking]
          • Formal – a top-down approach with administrator planning, oversight, and monitoring, designed for scalability and sustainability.
            • Pros: Increased scalability, and sustainability (less susceptible to personnel turnover issues).
            • Cons: Higher administrator time commitment.ad hoc, transient (due to turnover), and not scalable; minimal quality / performance tracking]
    3. Launch CIE Program Planning
      • assign a team and (as needed) contact CIE Service & Product providers for consultation, training (essential!), resources, and support. [Our CIE Coalition Members can help.]