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Online Teacher Certification
Making online bridge lessons more engaging and effective is the purpose of a new “how to teach” workshop jointly sponsored by ACBL and the Education Foundation, and in consultation with the ABTA. Designed by the creator of ACBL’s Best Practices Workshop, it introduces teachers to apps/websites that offer unique teaching capabilities and uses each to demonstrate creative lesson dynamics.

  • Workshop is held over four modules. Note that you must attend all four modules.
  • Content neutral so teachers can use the apps and lesson structures they learn with any materials.
  • Assists teachers in creating or repurposing online lessons.
  • Participants have the opportunity to become Certified ACBL Online Teachers.

Qualifications: You must be able to navigate multiple windows, share screens, set up Zoom breakouts and polls, use SharkBridge’s Teaching Console and learn new apps. Note that proficiency must be demonstrated before participation in workshop. You can find helpful tips and tutorials in our Setting Up 4 Success page.

ACBL Online Certification Workshops Calendar

Online Teacher Workshop – $125

Dates Description Time Notes
February 7, 8, 14, 15 Learn best practices for teaching online, gain exposure to online teaching tools and participate with your peers in small group activities applying what you have learned. Workshop: 12-2pm Eastern each day (must participate in all 4 modules to be eligible for certification).
Optional Certification:: Assessments for those seeking certification. See dates & details below
Workshop fee is $125, and space is limited. Register Now
February 6 Preassessment Multiple 15-min. time slots between 9 am-11am Eastern Link to signup provided in registration confirmation.
February 6 (Optional) Online Tools Prep Class introduces you to the basics of Zoom and SharkBridge and overviews other online tools used in the Online Teacher Course 12-2 pm Eastern If you take this optional class, you do not need to do a pre-assessment ($25)
February 7 Module 1 12-2 pm Eastern.
February 8 Module 2 12-2 pm Eastern.
February 14 Module 3 12-2 pm Eastern.
February 15 Module 4 12-2 pm Eastern.
February 16 and 17 Certification Sessions – Teach a lesson demonstrating proficiency with the certification criteria Multiple 90-minute time slots offered You will teach your demo and then act as a ‘student’ for the other teachers in the session

Thanks to a program from the Educational Foundation, TAP and Best Practices certified teachers can get a special deal on workshop fees. The foundation will pay a partial rebate for costs over $50. The rebate will be automatically refunded to your record of payment after the workshop. The amount charged over the first $50 will be reimbursed (maximum $75 repayment).