AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN THE CHESS IN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

On October 17th, the Armenian Virtual College participated in the Chess in Schools international conference, where they presented their model of chess education already compulsory in Armenian schools for several years. The Ministry of Education and Science, the International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Chess Federation of Armenia and Armenia’s Chess Academy organized the conference, attended by local representatives, as well as about 180 representatives from 30 countries around the world. AVC Founder and President Yervant Zorian introduced AVC’s proposed model for learning and teaching chess to the participants of the conference. AVC currently provides free online courses to learn chess, which are unique in both their method of teaching as well as coverage. The online instructor guides the lessons and organizes games between the classmates. AVC also organizes online competitions as part of the chess lessons. The chess classes provided by AVC are of great interest to many. In the fall, AVC opened a chess classroom in Cairo, Egypt.

 
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