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Teacher Training Institute

Thanks to the generosity of the New York City Council Chess in the Schools is proud to present the Teacher Training Institute.  

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What is the Teacher Training Institute (TTI)?
The Teacher Training Institute (TTI) is a program that teaches educators in New York City how to implement a chess program at their school.  



For more than twenty years, Chess in the Schools has placed chess teachers in hundreds of schools to teach thousands of children to play chess. 
Since 2008 CIS started teaching New York City public school teachers how to teach chess so even more children could benefit from this amazing game. The benefits of learning chess include increased reading comprehension, better problem solving skills, and even higher scores on standardized reading tests. Now we want to share our proven curriculum with you so that even more students can learn chess and improve their academic performance.



Who is eligible for TTI?
You are, if you are a teacher in a New York City public school (elementary, middle or high school.)  

If you are not a New York City public school teacher and are interested in TTI, please contact us at tti@chessintheschools.org.

How does TTI work?
You can sign up for one of our TTI workshops and receive the Chess in the Schools proven curriculum that will teach your students how to play chess step-by-step. During the workshops, we will train you to use this curriculum and offer support during the implementation process at your school.


Do I have to know how to play chess?

No. We can teach you the basics of chess. If you already know how to play, that is even better.  


How much does TTI cost?

There is NO CHARGE to you or your school to participate in TTI. Thanks to a grant from the New York City Council, TTI is FREE to you.

How much do I have to pay for materials?
NOTHING. The City Council grant also pays for chess equipment that we will give to and your school to help you start a chess program. The free materials include: 1 tote bag, 10 chess sets and boards, digital copies of the CIS curriculum and student workbooks, and a demonstration board for chess instruction. You will receive the equipment to help you start teaching chess and create a positive chess culture at your school.

When and where are the TTI workshops?

Level 1 Workshops 
Level 1 - Back to School Workshop at Chess in the Schools
520 8th Avenue, FL 2, New York, NY 10018
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level 1 Workshop at Chess in the Schools
520 8th Avenue, FL 2, New York, NY 10018
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level 1 Workshop at Chess in the Schools
520 8th Avenue, FL 2, New York, NY 10018
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level 1 Workshop at Chess in the Schools
520 8th Avenue, FL 2, New York, NY 10018
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Participants at each level 1 workshop will receive a supply of chess equipment and teaching materials.  Click the registration form to register for one of these events.

Level 2 Workshops 

Level 2 Workshop at Chess in the Schools
520 8th Avenue, FL 2, New York, NY 10018
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Level 2 workshops are for teachers that already have participated in level 1 workshops and who have started a chess program in their school.  More advanced topics are covered including building a successful chess team, planning club lessons, and getting students to tournaments.


*In-school TTI Professional Development for School Faculty. We come out to your school if you have a minimum of 25 teachers participating! 
Please call 212. 643. 0225 x 236 for details.

The TTI Level 1 and 2 workshops are directed by senior Chess in the Schools professional trainers and will be held at the Chess in the Schools offices at 520 Eighth Avenue, Second Floor in Manhattan (cross streets are 36th and 37th st) or at one of our tournament schools. Photo Identification is required for entry into level 1 or 2 workshops. 

Click here to register for a workshop!


Who do I contact if I still have questions?
Please contact Carmen Morales at Chess in the Schools at 212-643-0225, ext. 238 or click here.

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