Special ABF Education Offer during the shutdown
Although your bridge club has closed, you can still keep the game alive by playing online. We at ABF Education really care about you and knows how hard it is for you not to be seeing your friends at your bridge club.
We’re all missing this game we love. ABF Education would like to offer you one free month’s access to Joan Butts’ Online School of Bridge. Joan is the ABF National Teaching Coordinator, and her Online School of Bridge offers hundreds of lessons, videos and programmed hands so you can brush up your game and practise new techniques.
As a Gold Member, you can also play unlimited hands online. Many Gold members are revising the lessons now as a way to be up to date when clubs OPEN again! To take advantage of this offer, go to https://www.joanbuttsbridge.com/join and sign up as a Gold Member. (You need to be a new member to enjoy this offer). Make sure you enter the correct coupon code to receive your free month.
The code is: BRIDGE
The ABF Teacher Accreditation Program
Welcome to the ABF Teacher Accreditation Programme, which aims to help prospective teachers develop the skills and knowledge they need to effectively teach bridge to their students.
To become an accredited teacher, you must complete a Teacher Training Programme (TTP) course and accrue 65 points.
Points can be earned by attending free ABF teacher training workshops, including the six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) days, completing online exams and providing documentation from courses and supervised play sessions that you conduct at your club. Additional points may also be awarded in recognition of prior learning.
ABF National Teaching Coordinator Joan Butts and Teacher Trainers Cath Whiddon, Sue Falkingham and Ed Barnes offer a number of TTPs and CPD days each year throughout Australia. These workshops offer proven advice that, if followed, will give teachers the tools to deliver top-quality bridge lessons.
Each TTP and CPD day offers a closer look at teaching methods and contains resources for beginner, help with play and card play courses. Teaching ideas are developed through discussion and practical demonstrations. There are also marketing and promotional tips offered from the ABF.
The ABF is committed to providing ongoing support for its teachers. The Learn page contains an index of resources available for Novice and Improving players as well as tips for their teachers. You can also find educational videos that will walk you through bidding and card play. The Improvers Teaching Tips feature topic notes and lesson tips that were initially part of the successful ABF Summer School.