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Teaching Engaging Online Lessons

This workshop is the centerpiece of the ACBL Online Teacher Program

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 them to demonstrate creative online lesson dynamics.

  • Workshop is 4 modules held via online sessions. Note you must attend all 4 modules to be eligible for certification.
  • 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, use Zoom, and learn new apps. Note that a online skills pre-assessment must be completed before participation in workshop. You can find helpful tips and tutorials in our Setting Up 4 Success page.

Online Tools Prep Class: This optional, 2-hour pre-class ($25) fulfills the pre-assessment requirement and is designed to familiarize teachers with the online tools used in the class.

Certification: Teachers completing all 4 modules are eligible for certification as an ACBL Online Teacher. Certification assessment sessions are 90 minutes and several options are offered after the workshop.

Dates Description Time Notes
October 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2023 ONLINE TEACHER WORKSHOP
Fee: $125.


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3-5 pm Eastern You must attend all four modules to be eligible for certification.
October 12 ONLINE TOOLS PREP CLASS (Optional)
Fee: $25.

Introduction to the basics of Zoom and SharkBridge and overviews of other online tools used in the Online Teacher Course
3-5 pm Eastern If you take this optional class, you do not need to do a pre-assessment

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).

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The Zoom Room will be closed from November 22-24 in observance of US Thanksgiving.

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