I will be presenting at a chess club, several libraries, and a charter school August 7-14, 2013.
There will be a press release soon from the Timberland Regional Library System. Right now, one of the library presentations is listed on some calendars see http://events.seattlepi.com/tumwater_wa/events/show/335126803-thinking-with-chess-teaching-children-ages-5-14 for example.
Here is my schedule:
Portland Chess Club
7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7
8205 Southwest 24th Avenue Portland OR 97219 USA
Tumwater Timberland Library
at 1 pm on Thursday, August the 8th
7023 New Market Street
Tumwater, WA 98501-6563
Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library
noon on Saturday, August the 10th
400 N. Market Boulevard
P.O. Box 419
Chehalis, WA 98532-0419
Shelton Timberland Library (William G. Reed Public Library)
6 pm on Monday, August the 12th
710 W. Alder Street
Shelton, WA 98584-2571
Olympia Timberland Library
7:30 pm on Wednesday, August the 14th
313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
August 16, 2013 time is “to be determined” but likely 6:15 p.m.
Kelso, WA, charter school (Rose Valley area)
Here’s the description of the presentation that will be given at all locations:
Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 is a FREE seminar for teachers, librarians, after-school instructors, chess coaches, counselors, and parents. Bring your chess set and board if you have one. The seminar requires no prior knowledge of chess. Both novices and veteran chess players can use its innovative lesson plans for teaching groups of children. In the Thinking with Chess seminar, 1989 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion Alexey Root, Ph.D., connects chess with skills important to academic success, such as classifying, pattern recognition, decoding, creating, and predicting. At the seminar, you participate in two of the lesson plans from her book Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 (Mongoose Press, 2012). You leave the seminar able to teach those two lesson plans and with chess knowledge too. There will be a book signing right after the talk.