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Best Practices (BP) Teacher Workshop

This contemporary workshop is the centerpiece of ACBL’s new Teacher Certificate Program. It engages teachers with a hands-on, small-group, interactive approach to learning 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 focuses on enabling teachers to structure and facilitate activities that maximize student retention and gain valuable feedback from their peers. Participants have the option to demonstrate proficiency with the Best Practices, to earn certification as an ACBL Best Practices Teacher, following the Workshop (additional $25 assessment fee).

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

  • Take the Basic Bridge Knowledge Pre-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
  • Pass a Proficiency Demonstration (participation in Workshop required) to earn Best Practices certification


ACBL Best Practices Teacher Certification Calendar

Location Dates Details
Fall NABC in Phoenix November 25-27, 2022 3-Day Workshop: Friday, November 25 (1-5 pm), Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27 (8 am to noon) Workshop Fee: $125.

Proficiency Assessments: Assessment spots will be offered the afternoon of November 27 and the morning of November 28; the number of spots is based on enrollment you must sign up. Assessment Fee: $25.

Refresher: If you have previously taken a Best Practices Workshop, you can attend again 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

Questions? Contact education@acbl.org

Houston TX January 21-22 2-Day Workshop: Saturday, January 21 (8am-5pm), Sunday, January 22 (8am-noon) Workshop Fee: $50
Proficiency Assessments: Assessment spots will be offered the afternoon of Sunday, January 22 and the morning of Monday, January 23; Assessment Fee: $25.
Contact Karen Nussbaum to register, karenenuss@gmail.com
Hilton Head SC February 7-8 2-Day Workshop: Tuesday, February 7 (8am-noon), Wednesday, February 8 (8am-noon and 1-5pm) Workshop Fee: $125.

Proficiency Assessments: Assessment spots will be offered the evening of Wednesday, February 8 and the morning of Thursday, February 9 (if needed); Assessment Fee: $25.

Register

Questions? Contact education@acbl.org

Spring NABC in New Orleans March 10-12, 2023 3-Day Workshop: Friday, March 10 (1-5 pm), Saturday & Sunday, March 11 and 12 (8 am to noon) Workshop Fee: $125.

Proficiency Assessments: Assessment spots will be offered the afternoon of March 12 and the morning of March 13; the number of spots is based on enrollment you must sign up. Assessment Fee: $25.

Refresher: If you have previously taken a Best Practices Workshop, you can attend again 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

Questions? Contact education@acbl.org

Gatlinburg TN April 18-20, 2023 3-Day Workshop: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-20, 8 am to noon. Workshop Fee: $125.

Proficiency Assessments: Assessment spots to earn certification will be offered the afternoon of April 20 and the morning of April 21; Assessment Fee: $25.

Refresher: If you have previously taken a Best Practices Workshop, you can attend again 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

Questions? Contact education@acbl.org

Summer NABC in Chicago July 10-12, 2023 3-Day Workshop: Friday, July 14 (1 -5 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday, July 15 & 16 (8 a.m. to noon)
Workshop Fee: $125.Proficiency Assessments: Assessment spots to earn certification will be offered the afternoon of July 16 and the morning of July 17; Assessment Fee: $25.Refresher: If you have previously taken a Best Practices Workshop, you can attend again for only $50. If you did not earn certification, you will have that opportunity. Look for ‘BP Teacher Refresher’ in the registration drop-down.
RegisterQuestions? Contact education@acbl.org