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    Scholastic Chess Platform is a tool to bring together
    students, families, teachers and chess advisors,
    improve communication, increase chess knowledge
    and build awareness of the transformative power of
    chess in education
    Log in and engage with other members of the Scholastic Chess Platform
    to see the latest postings, check the updated calendar of events and
    enjoy other amazing features.
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    Chess is a proven path towards developing logical
    thinking as well as improving concentration and focus.
    The Scholastic Chess Platform unites advisors, parents,
    families, teachers and students following that path!
    Chess is well known to have beneficial effects on learning because,
    through chess, students develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills,
    which transfer to real life.
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    Enhance family engagement in students’ through
    an innovative, integrated and unique
    community-based platform
    The Scholastic Chess Platform will keep all participating families
    engaged with key events, chess-related news, and student involvement
    in chess, while providing chess education features for all ages and skills.

The Scholastic Chess Platform promotes student and family engagement with other players, coaches and teachers registered in this Engage in School initiative

Scholastic Chess Platform

The Platform


It is a demonstrated fact that chess improves schoolwork and grades. Numerous studies have proven that students achieve a higher reading and math levels as well as a greater learning ability overall as a result of learning and playing chess. For all those reasons mentioned above and more, The Scholastic Chess Platform will assist students to achieve in school and therefore be able to follow their dreams of success in life.
Mission and Key Objectives of the “Engage In School” Chess Platform
  • Provide a self-contained platform to facilitate a coherent, safe, user-friendly and ongoing system to enhance the overall scholastic chess experience, strengthening communication among participating members (schools, coaches, students, parents, families, etc.), and engaging all parties to improve the students performance in school.
  • Enhance parent and family involvement in a novel manner through an integrated community-based pilot platform which will keep all participating families up to speed with key events, chess-related news, child involvement with other students, etc. Families will gain instant awareness of how the Chess Scholastics improves the students overall grades, and will help students develop in their school and personal life.

Objectives

Provide a self-contained platform

Facilitating a coherent, safe, user-friendly and on-going system to interact with other students that play chess in school.

Enhance the overall scholastic chess experience

Strengthening communication among participating members (schools, coaches, students, parents, families, etc.)

Engaging all parties to increase participation

Sharing the Scholastic Chess experience with other members in the platform will help improve participation and students performance in school.

Enables you to meet and share with the other chess team members

You will make life-long friendships with people you meet through chess in your school.

Opens up the chess world for you and your family

Families will gain instant awareness of how the Chess Scholastics improves the students overall grades, and will help students develop in their school and personal life.

Platform Sponsors

Surfernet is a leading software and technology company specializing in developing customized interactive solutions. The Engage in School Chess Program is based on a unique state-of-the-art web portal that will offer an advanced structure of online communities and interactive networking features created to maximize the student and Chess coaches’ engagement in the overall program.

Go to Surfernet.com
The state-of-the-art Online Chess Community Community4Chess.com has become the leading place for chess enthusiasts in South Florida to get updated information about the most recent events and tournaments. The information is updated in real-time allowing you to view the dynamic input posted by other community members displaying articles, blogs, events, photos and chess games for members to share with others.

Go to Community4Chess.com
Scholastic Chess

Schools

Would you like to participate in the Scholastic Chess Platform?
The Scholastic Chess Platform is part of the Engage in School project which will be active as a Pilot Project for 6 months, and will start within 5 of the schools of the City of Sunrise district.
The registered members in the Chess Platform will be part of the 5 schools participating in this project and will combine different profiles: coaches, parents, students, etc.
If you would like to be part of the Engage in School Chess Platform, contact your Chess Coach at your school, or send us an email at support@surfernet.com.
If you are already a registered member of the Engage in School Pilot program for Chess, and have questions about the platform or some of the existing features, please contact us directly at support@surfernet.com.
Date to launch Pilot – Oct 19, 2015
Number of Schools involved (Sunrise district only) = 5
Schools participating in initial Pilot program:
  • Banyan Elementary School
  • Horizon Elementary School
  • Bair Middle School
  • Westpine Middle School
  • Piper High School