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Teaching new players is critical for achieving growth in ABF members. We need to produce teachers who are effectively trained.  

In 2011, the ABF introduced Teacher Training Programmes. These free seminars, sponsored by the ABF, with assistance from state bodies, aim to prepare prospective teachers for their first class and to assist experienced teachers with new ideas for their classes. They are based on the Better Bridge Teacher Accreditation Programmes, which are used successfully in the USA. They offer proven advice that, if followed, will give teachers the tools to deliver top-quality bridge lessons.

The teacher education program has now been expanded to include Continuing Professional Development Days on a number of different topics. Unlike the TTPs, the CPD Days focus on particular topics and how to teach it to students.


ACCREDITATION POINTS 

Accreditation points may be accrued in any of the following ways. Teachers must complete a Teacher Training Program (at a workshop or online) in order to receive points. A TTP or CPD must be completed before you can receive points for lessons or supervised play, however previous experience or work will be considered and points may be awarded.  

TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Click on the programs below for more information about the workshop and for course materials.


ONLINE EXAMS

Click on the exam title to complete the exam. 

BEGINNER COURSE – INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE

  • (5 POINTS PER COURSE)
  • You must complete a TTP or CPD Day before conducting a course for points to be awarded. 
  • A beginners course must run for at least four weeks (or the equivalent to four weekly sessions) for points to be awarded.
  • Provide an outline of the course structure, materials used and length of the program.
  • Evaluation sheets sought from all participants.

SUPERVISED PLAY SESSIONS

  • (5 POINTS)
  • You must complete a TTP or CPD Day before conducting supervised play sessions for points to be awarded. 
  • You must run the equivalent of four weekly sessions for points to be awarded
  • Provide curriculum
  • Outline materials used
  • Evaluation sheets sought from all participants.

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED WORKSHOPS

  • (5 POINTS)
  • You must complete a TTP or CPD Day before conducting a course for points to be awarded. 
  • A course must run for at least four weeks (or the equivalent to four weekly sessions) for points to be awarded
  • Modern Competitive Bidding – using ABF materials supplied at Continuing Professional Development workshop.
  • Evaluation sheets sought from all participants
  • Other topics – to be agreed with ABF National Teaching Coordinator (course outline and materials) prior to introduction.

INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING

  • (5 POINTS)
  • Course content and materials used to be provided as ABF National Teaching Coordinator to decide if warrants allocation of points
  • Evaluation sheets sought from all participants

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and teachers can submit claims for activities they have conducted which they feel contribute to the goals of the program. The decision to approve or decline allocation of points rests solely with the ABF National Teaching Coordinator.

Teachers should submit their claims and evaluation sheets via the new online form.

Submit Your Work

 


Resources
ABFTeachersWorkbook

Download the Teachers Guide for the ABF Teacher Training Program

ACBL Teaching Materials

Download Evaluation Form