6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: MC McDermott Suite
Elizabeth Spiegel, a renowned chess educator and subject of an award-winning documentary about an impoverished, inner-city middle school that won notoriety when it became the first middle school team to win the United States Chess Federation (US Chess)’s national high school championship, will speak at The University of Texas at Dallas in February. Spiegel, who coaches the distinguished team, was chosen as the 2019 recipient of the UT Dallas Chess Educator of the Year and will be the featured speaker at this year’s annual ChessFest awards ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Spiegel will speak on the topic: “Best Practices for Parents: How to Help Your Child Succeed at Chess and How to Use Chess to Teach Life Lessons.” She will talk about how kids can improve their game— what to spend time on, how to study openings and what to look for in a teacher—as well as why chess is an effective teaching tool and how to support a child who is nervous or went through a terrible tournament.
A reception with refreshments will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the McDermott Suite in the library on Feb. 26.
To attend, please RSVP with Jim Stallings at [email protected].
For more information please click: https://www.utdallas.edu/chess/files/chessfest-newsletter-2019.pdf