Chess for All

We are thrilled to present the “Chess for All” workshop at Teachers College TC Re(Unites) on National Chess Day in the United States!

Laurel Aronian, CT State Girls Champion ’22, US Chess Women’s Girls Club Ambassador and Co-Founder of Chessin1day, will facilitate a hands-on chess workshop. She will be joined by US Chess CT State Delegate and TC Alum Karen Aronian, Ed.D. (’96, ’97, ‘15).

The workshop will welcome all-comers, from absolute beginners to skilled players. Although chess is perceived as complex to learn, the Chessin1day method activates participants in just one meet-up. Chess provides social engagement with face-to-face communication that elevates  focus, critical thinking, multiple literacies, and meditative flow. Chess connects young and old, near and far, from all walks of life to think deeply and to play as we endeavor toward a more “Healthy Planet, Healthy People.” This workshop will illuminate chess benefits, inclusivity, and the essentialness of Chess For All, especially for education communities.

Chess is gaining worldwide momentum, and we will spotlight teachers as key linchpins in chess education. For chess to broadly impact scholastic populations, chess instruction needs to be a part of teacher education. Chess is an ideal choice for a fill-in activity during the typical school day, uniquely offering a near-silent interaction while simultaneously providing both a social and learning experience.


Oct 14 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027


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