Guide to Field Trips

Music Programming that provides on-site folk music education:

Blank Park Zoo:

Science Center of Iowa:

Here are some activities that are aligned to the principles of effectiveness within the 21st Century CCLC after-school program. This was what I picked up from a great session at the Summer Institute in New Orleans. Feel free to download and read my notes (below). The presenters were from Championship Chess and offer Chess professional development.

Chess may well be the secret ingredient to the high academic standards that Finland and Singapore enjoy.


Elementary children in Singapore learning Chess

Check out the US CHESS CENTER
and the US CHESS FEDERATION- great resources

Parents Magazine on the benefits of Chess for Children

If you need on-site help to jump start a new chess program- contact Championship Chess- they were at our Spring 2013 Conference and love visiting Iowa.

Want to find out who will be the new World Chess Champion?
Magnus Carlsen has won the Candidates tournament 2013 and will be the official challenger of reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand in November.

With just about everyone having a tablet, laptop or smartphone, you can play chess anywhere with chess software or apps.
You can play against the computer or you can play with a friend.

Apple i-Pad or i-Phone: Chess Free App
Android App: Chess Free

Play Chess online at CHESS.COM- they have an Android App in the play store called Play and Learn
Chess.Com also has a Facebook page

Did you know that you can play CHESS online with friends around the world on Facebook? There are several Apps to choose from.

Chess Videos. TV- a huge repository of Chess videos for all skill levels
You Tube: Online Chess Channel

IOWA CHESS CLUBS: Visiting a Chess Club, Tournament or Event is a great way to learn more about Chess.
Central Iowa Chess
Borlaug Elementary School * Iowa City, IA Chess Club
The Des Moines Chess Club