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Best Practices (BP) Teacher Workshop

This contemporary workshop is the centerpiece of ACBL’s new Teacher Certificate Program. It instructs participants on the Best Teaching Practices recommended and validated by over 400 bridge teachers in a recent survey. Training focuses on how, rather than what, to teach.

The workshop engages teachers in using Best Practice techniques. It focuses on structuring, facilitating and exchanging feedback on activities that maximize student retention. Participants may opt to demonstrate their Best Practices proficiency to earn certification as an ACBL Best Practices Teacher following the Workshop (additional $25 fee required).

Teachers earning Best Practices Certification receive a special pin and certificate, and are entitled to place the BP Teacher logo on marketing literature as well as have access to special templates for ads, business cards, etc. In addition, they will be distinguished in ACBL’s teacher directory as a Best Practices Teacher.

Participants must be at least 15 years old to take the workshop.

Thanks to a grant from the ACBL Educational Foundation, participants who complete the workshop get a free 1-year membership to the ABTA, a BridgeBee module and their choice of a Bridge Teacher Starter Kit with boards and bid boxes, 100 Sharkbridge credits or a Vubridge teaching module.

Did you previously earn TAP certification? The ACBLEF will help with your workshop fees. The foundation will pay a partial rebate for costs over $50 that 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).

Please contact education@acbl.org for more information

ACBL Best Practices Certification Overview

  • Begin with taking the Basic Bridge Knowledge Test before participating in a Best Practices Teacher Workshop (minimum of 70% score required). Test sent when you register.
  • Learn teaching techniques in a Best Practices Teacher Workshop
  • Earn the Best Practices certification through passing a Proficiency Demonstration (participation in Workshop required)


ACBL Best Practices Teacher Certification Calendar
Location Type Dates Times Contact
Providence NABC BP Teacher Workshop July 15-17 Friday, July 15, 1pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 8 am to noon. Proficiency demonstration slots will be scheduled Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Workshop Fee: $125.

If you have previously taken a Best Practices Workshop, you can now get a refresher by attending an upcoming workshop for only $50. If you did not earn certification, you will have that opportunity. Look for BP Teacher Refresher in the registration drop-down.
Register

Important- Please note that all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and may be required to wear a mask during the class.

education@acbl.org
Phoenix NABC BP Teacher Workshop November 25-27 Friday, November 25, 1pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, 8 am to noon. Proficiency demonstration slots will be scheduled Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Workshop Fee: $125.
If you have previously taken a Best Practices Workshop, you can now get a refresher by attending an upcoming workshop for only $50. If you did not earn certification, you will have that opportunity. Look for BP Teacher Refresher in the registration drop-down.
Register

Participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and may be required to wear a mask during the class.

education@acbl.org