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2020 Chess Educator of the Year
Tuesday, Feb. 25
6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: MC 4.404

Event in McDermott Suite

Dr. Kenneth Kiewra, professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the 2020 recipient of the UT Dallas Chess Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Kiewra’s chess roots extend to the early 1990s when he introduced his son, IM Keaton Kiewra, to chess. Knowing little about chess or talent development, Dr. Kiewra studied chess so he could instruct Keaton, and he interviewed parents of highly talented children in chess and other domains to understand how parents best help cultivate children’s talents.

This work led to several talent development articles and interviews including: How to Parent Chess Talent: Classic and Modern Stories; Developing Young Chess Masters: A Collective Case Study; Developing Young Chess Masters: What are the Best Moves?; Researching Chess Prodigies: An interview with Dr. Kenneth Kiewra; and More Chess Parenting: Nurturing the Talented Child. Dr. Kiewra’s newly published book, Nurturing Children’s Talents: A Guide for Parents, chronicles the talent experiences of Olympic medalists, professional athletes, award-winning artists, high-school phenoms, child prodigies, champion coaches, master teachers, and committed parents across a wide array of talent domains from chess to rodeo.

Dr. Kiewra will discuss The Making of Chess Champions: The Important and Loving Moves Parents Play.”

A reception with refreshments will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the McDermott Suite in the library.

To attend, please RSVP with Jim Stallings at [email protected].

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
James Stallings, 972-883-4899
Questions? Email me.

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