Training Registration
April 27-28, 2017 - Online Teacher Accreditation

Better Bridge Online Teacher Accreditation

This course is endorsed by the American Contract Bridge League.

For more information, see the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.


Course Schedule


*All times are listed in (EST) Eastern Standard Time.

Thurs. Apr. 27, 2017 Fri. Apr. 28, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm STEAM

An acronym for a dynamic, modern teaching philosophy.
11:00am - 1:00pm Tools of the Trade

Deal Records, Texts, Cards, Bidding Boxes, Lesson Plans

There is more to this than we think!

Advertising and Promotion

Be aware of the help available.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm - 4:00pm How to teach the Absolute Beginner

Order is everything.

Teaching beyond the basics

Consider the essential questions that need to be asked - and answered.
2:00pm - 4:00pm The Delicate Question

Are you comfortable with the subject matter you’ll be teaching?

For Your Eyes Only

How to assess whether you know enough in a way that you are the only one who has access to test results.

Product Knowledge

Texts, Bookmark Series, Flash Card Series, Magazine, Interactive Daily Bridge Column
Follow Up You will receive your Follow Up assignment during the course. Follow Up You will receive instructions for submitting your Follow Up assignment.




Follow Up


Before you receive your certificate for the Online Teacher Accreditation course it’s necessary to complete a Follow Up assignment.

The goal is to confirm you have attended the online course and are familiar with the ideas presented. At the end of the course, you will receive a Follow Up assignment. It’s ‘open book’ and you can complete it on your own or in cooperation with another person(s).

Important Information and Requirements

Shipping information is required during registration in order for Baron Barclay to send course material to the attendees. Below are the materials you will receive with the course:

    • Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction

    • Coded Cards for Bridge Basics 1

    • Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding

    • Bridge At A Glance Booklet

    • Better Bridge Magazine

    • 30 day complimentary subscription to Audrey Grant’s Interactive Daily Bridge Column

In order to participate, you will need the following:

    • Laptop or Desktop computer running OSX or Windows

    • 5Mbps Internet Connection

    • Headset with a built in Microphone

The headset is required due to feedback that is introduced in the Adobe Connect Meeting Room. View a list of USB headsets available on Amazon.com.

You will be emailed instructions for entering the Adobe Connect Meeting Room, and how to test your equipment prior to the course.

If you have taken the Better Bridge Teacher Accreditation course before, we welcome you to use the Guest Admission option for registration. Guest attendees will still be required to fill out the registration form for verification before being allowed to enter the Adobe Connect Meeting Room.

Before you register, click “Test Connection” to verify that your computer and internet service meet the requirements for the online lesson.

Test Connection


Registration Options

Guest Admission is ONLY for graduates of the ACBL TAP, AGBB TAP or Seabourn TAP.

Online Teacher Accreditation - FAQ

 

Q.  Who should take the Better Bridge Online Teacher Accreditation course?

A:  This course is for bridge enthusiasts who are considering teaching bridge and anyone who wants to be aware of the newest developments in the field of bridge education.  Participants will learn Audrey Grant's latest methodology for professionally presented lessons; get practical teaching tools for successful courses; and become part of the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date network for bridge teachers.


Q:  Will my Better Bridge Teacher Accreditation be recognized by the American Contract Bridge League?

A:  Yes.  The ACBL endorses the Better Bridge Teacher Accreditation course.  Upon successful completion of this course, teachers will be recognized as accredited by the ACBL. Teachers will receive a listing on the ACBL online directory, "Find a Teacher" (or get the Better Bridge Accreditation credential added to their existing listing). More benefits from ACBL for accredited teachers can be found on their website.


Q.  Do I need any special equipment to take the course online?  

A.  Requirements can be found on the Registration Page. You will be emailed instructions how to enter the Adobe Connect Meeting Room, and how to test your equipment prior to the course.


Q.  How do I get the course materials?

A.  All of the Better Bridge books and products included in the course will be shipped directly to you from Baron Barclay. Audrey Grant's Better Bridge Teachers' Guide will be emailed to you.


Q:  What is the schedule for the online course?

A.  The online course is conducted over two days, each day consisting of four-hours of group activities, with a one hour break. View the complete schedule Here.


Q:  Will I have to take a test?

A:  At the end of the course, you will receive a Follow Up assignment. It’s ‘open book’ and you can complete it on your own or in cooperation with another person(s). Accreditation certificates will be awarded to those who successfully complete the Follow Up assignment.  Anyone who chooses to opt out of the assignment, or does not complete it, may retake the course at a later date at no charge.  


Q.  How do I register?

A.  Registration is available for each course through the Registration Page. You will receive a confirmation email once your payment has been processed.


Q.  How do I pay for the course?

A.  We use PayPal to process payments during registration (a PayPal account is not required for credit card payments). 


Q.  What if I need to cancel?

A.  A full refund can be received before registration closes.  After registration closes and materials have been shipped, you can choose to apply your fee to a future course or receive a refund reduced for the materials, shipping and handling of $50.  


Q.  Who do I contact with additional questions?

A.  Email: support@betterbridgeteachers.com