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TBLC 2020 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
 We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the following oral presentations:

ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Authors are invited to present their research results in an oral presentation. These oral presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes for the research summary and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

ORAL FOCUS SESSIONS
Authors are invited to present innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based. These sessions will help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting. These sessions will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes to frame the topic of discussion and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience.

Submission Instructions:

  • Abstracts should be 300 words or less in length
    • Research presentation template: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion
    • Focus session template: Description of the problem or issue, proposed solutions or approaches, limitations
  • References are NOT required for these submissions
  • Criteria for review will include:
    • Importance/significance of the topic
    • Generalizability/Transferability of information for use at other institutions
    • Clarity of the abstract 

Please note that Wifi will NOT be available for focus sessions. Please be sure to plan accordingly. 

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit your abstract. Please note that the first time you enter the site, you will be required to create a user profile

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt, MD
Chair, TBLC 2020 Program Committee

*Reminder* Call for TBLC Executive Editor of Publications

The TBLC is seeking a new Executive Editor of Publications. The primary role of the Executive Editor of Publications is to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board and provide oversight to the TBL module resource bank that is available to all members. The TBLC is also excited about a new opportunity to partner with an external company to build TBL modules for their customers to use in their classrooms. 

A full list of responsibilities and requirements can be found online here. To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org

Application deadline: August 9, 2019

Please review the TBLC bylaws for more information about the Steering Committee. If you have any questions about this position or the duties pertained therein please contactmichael.nelson@drake.edu.

Registration Still Available for 2019 TBLC Regional Workshops in Phoenix & Mechanicsburg

Registration is still available for two unique opportunities to learn about team-based learning at the TBLC regional workshops in Phoenix, Arizona and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  

TBLC19 Reg AZ

TBL Regional Workshop – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
Faculty Instructors: Judi Bradetich and Chris Burns

TBLC19 Reg PA

TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Faculty Instructors: Liz Winter and Sarah Leupen

These all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops each: Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL & Creating an Effective TBL Module. You won’t want to miss these essential TBL courses that, by the end of the day, will have you ready to take team-based learning back to your classroom.

Visit the website for the Regional Workshop – Phoenix or the Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburgfor more information on the sessions, speakers, hotel accommodations and to register. 

We hope to see you there!

#TBLC20 Workshop Abstracts Still Being Accepted – Due July 15

The deadline for workshop abstract submission for the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon is Monday, July 15, 2019.

*UPDATED FOR 2020* Please note that workshops do not need to be presented in TBL format.

Proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site. Workshops are currently being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations and Applications, and Scholarship and Research.

Poster and Oral abstract submission will open in August. New for 2020, authors will have two tracks for Oral presentations: Research and Focus Session. More information regarding those abstracts, including submission instructions, will be shared next month. If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2019 Steering Committee Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce that we have two newly elected members of our Steering Committee. Thanks to all who participated in our recent election process. These new Steering Committee members will initiate their terms immediately.

President-Elect
Julie Estis
University of South Alabama
(2019-2021)

Member-at-Large Health Sciences
Sarah Lerchenfeldt
Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
(2019-2022)

Moving off of the Steering Committee is Karla Kubitz, Past President. That position will now be held for a two-year term by Michael Nelson as Michelle Farland steps into the role of TBLC President. Please join us in congratulating our new and renewed Steering Committee members as they work toward our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.

Please contact support@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position. 

Registration Now Open for TBLC Regional Workshop – Phoenix & TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering two unique opportunities to learn about team-based learning at their regional workshops in Phoenix, Arizona and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. 

TBLC19 Reg AZ

TBL Regional Workshop – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
Faculty Instructors: Judi Bradetich and Chris Burns

TBLC19 Reg PA

TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Faculty Instructors: Liz Winter and Sarah Leupen

Each of these all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops:

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

 The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, the sequence of events, and the benefits of TBL. Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Explain how and why TBL works.
  • Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
  • Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.

Participants will practice and develop skills for creating effective Team-Based Learning modules by participating in the following activities:

  • a clarification of the process and importance of readiness assurance
  • differentiation of the levels and types of application exercise questions
  • an opportunity to practice writing objectives for an application exercise writing an application exercise and comparing and contrasting the application exercises of others

Visit the website for the Regional Workshop – Phoenix or the Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburgfor more information on the sessions, speakers, hotel accommodations and to register.

Call for TBLC Executive Editor of Publications

The TBLC is seeking a new Executive Editor of Publications. The primary role of the Executive Editor of Publications is to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board and provide oversight to the TBL module resource bank that is available to all members. The TBLC is also excited about a new opportunity to partner with an external company to build TBL modules for their customers to use in their classrooms. The Executive Editor of Publications will work collaboratively with the TBLC President related to this project serving a 3-year term. 

Qualifications

  • Required
    • Expertise in TBL and passion to provide leadership
    • Management of the TBLC Resource Bank 
    • Enthusiasm to develop potential new ventures related to publication opportunities
    • Experience serving as a reviewer in a peer review process
    • Participation in monthly Steering Committee meetings
  • Preferred
    • Experience as an editorial board member, assistant/associate editor, or editor for a journal, book, electronic educational resource, etc.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org.

 Application deadline: August 9, 2019

Please review the TBLC bylaws for more information about the Steering Committee. If you have any questions about this position or the duties pertained therein please contactmichael.nelson@drake.edu.


Thank you,
Michelle Farland
TBLC President

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile with TBLC!

The TBLC can give you access to a worldwide network of active and like-minded people, and a really good way to do this is to become an active member of one of the committees helping to build TBL internationally. The TBLC Steering Committee would like to invite you to become more involved with the Collaborative. There are several areas in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated.

Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization.

Educational Development Committee – The Educational Development Committee is responsible for obtaining, evaluating, developing, and disseminating TBL best practices and materials about TBL to be used by the membership and for recruitment.

Finance Committee – The Finance Committee is responsible for the oversight of all financial matters of the Collaborative and for the development of the annual Collaborative financial report and respective budgets.

Membership Committee - The Membership Committee develops methods and programs for active membership recruitment and retention. Two recent responsibilities include the three to four yearly newsletters and the development and monitoring of the new website.

Research & Scholarship Committee – The Research & Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within the TBLC. This Committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure processes and outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials related to TBL. Annual responsibilities also include peer reviewing grant proposals submitted to the TBLC for funding.

Membership at a committee level fosters international collaborative relationships with like-minded colleagues, and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities.

Please contact support@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position.