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New to TBL? Check Out These Resources!

If you are a new educator or new to team-based learning, the TBLC has a comprehensive list of resources available for you to begin your practice.

  • Books and Basics – Find the source material you need to get started in TBL, written by the founders and masters of the art.
  • TBL Consultants – Looking for a mentor in your region? The TBLC maintains a listing of current trainers and mentors from around the globe who are ready to help you grow in your TBL practice. 
  • Fundamentals, Practitioner and Trainer-Consultant Certifications – Looking to enhance your practice or further your study of TBL? Earning a level of certification is great way to take a deeper dive into the study and practice of team-based learning. Workshops, research and training are led by certified Trainer-Consultants who can help you upskill your teaching style in a one-on-one approach.
  • Online best practices – Is your class sticking with an online delivery method? Did you find that online delivery just works better for your students? So can TBL! In the whtie paper “Off to On” Michele Clark et al. give step-by-step instructions on how to take your modules from the classroom to the desktop. 

Looking for a deeper dive into TBL? Join the Collaborative and gain access to:

  • TBLC Modules – written and peer-reviewed by fellow TBL educators, these modules have everything you need to get a subject or topic started in your classroom.
  • TBLC Research Grants – The TBLC supports and encourages research and scholarship in TBL. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals each year.
  • Communities of Practice – Members also have access to join any of three existing Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship, TBL for Training and TBL Online.

For more information on team-based learning, and to join the Collaborative, visit www.teambasedlearning.org.

Last Call to Join the June TBL Fundamentals Series!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a Don’t miss your opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification! The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity beginning Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through June 21. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, March 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Wednesday, March 9
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, March 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, March 15
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, March 17
The Benefit of TBL in Your Classroom

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the March series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, click here. Can’t make the March series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in October 2022.

A Special Thank You to InteDashbaord

We wanted to extend one last thank you to a major sponsor and collaborator of the TBLC 2022 Virtual Conference. InteDashboard was integral to the success of the TBLC 2022 Conference as they provided the platform necessary to convert the conference from in-person to virtual. As our attendees know, every session of our virtual conference was delivered using InteDashboard.

We would also like to announce an exciting opportunity that InteDashboard has recently released. CognaLearn has decided to partner with the Epstein Educational Enterprises to relaunch the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) forms. The IF-AT forms are now available on their website

#TBLC22 Meeting Archives Now Online

Thank you all once more to all who were able to participate in the 2022 TBLC Virtual Annual Conference. The meeting archives are now available to all registered attendees including:

  • Recorded plenary sessions by Larry Michaelsen and Michael Sweet
  • Poster and oral abstracts
  • Recorded oral presentations and the virtual interactive poster hall 
  • “Empowering Team-Based Learning with InteDashboard’s Dashboard Analytics:” A special presentation from Karen George LeClair

If you enjoyed the 2022 TBLC Annual Conference, we encourage you to take your next step and get more involved with the TBLC! Want to join the Collaborative? Click here! Already a member? Consider joining a committee, starting your fundamentals certification, or join an upcoming Social Hour. We invite you to explore what the TBLC has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to our annual conference in 2023.

Spaces Still Remain for the June TBL Fundamentals Series!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through June 21. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, March 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Wednesday, March 9
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, March 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, March 15
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, March 17
The Benefit of TBL in Your Classroom

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the March series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, click here. Can’t make the March series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in October 2022.

Annette Burgess Wins TBLC 2022 Best Paper Awards

Dear Colleagues,

During the recent 2022 business meeting at the virtual annual meeting, we recognized two papers that stood out among the rest. In an effort to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning through research and scholarly publications, two papers were awarded top honors in the following categories:

Research Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Peer review in team-based learning: influencing feedback literacy

Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Andrew Stuart Lane, Inam Haq, Tyler Clark, Eszter Kalman, Nicole Pappalardo & Jane Bleasel. BMC Med Educ 21426 (2021).

Scholarship Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Use of Established Guidelines When Reporting on Interprofessional Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Student Education: A Systematic Review

Annette Burgess and Deborah McGregor. Acad Med. 1;97(1):143-151 (2022).

Winning articles were published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 to 2022), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

TBLC 2022 Research Grant Recipients

Dear Colleagues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2022 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received many thought-provoking and interesting proposals and are happy to congratulate the following on receiving grants from TBLC this year:

  • Comparison of Virtual Versus In-Person Delivery of a Naloxone Certification Training Program Through the Use of Team-Based Learning
    Jennifer Courtney, Erika Titus-Lay, Tiffany-Jade Krey, Eugene Kreys, Ruth Vinall
    California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
     
  • Comparison of Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Team-Based Learning in an Online Global
    Health for Pharmacists Course

    Renee Hayslett and Pamela Moye-Dickerson
    Mercer University College of Pharmacy
     
  • Exploring Student Attitudes and Perceptions of the lmpact of TBL Peer Assessment on the Development of Self-Regulated Learning in a Professional Program: A Mixed Methods Analysis
    Cecelia Martin and Cortny Williams
    University of Western States

If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2023, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this year!

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee

Annette Burgess and Deborah M. McGregor Win Best Poster Award at #TBLC22

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Annette Burgess and Deborah M. McGregor. Their poster abstract was titled “Interprofessional Team-based learning (TBL) in health professional education: a systematic review.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Annette Burgess will receive one year of free membership for winning.

Interprofessional Team-based learning (TBL) in health professional education: a systematic review.

Background: Use of TBL in interprofessional education (IPE) has increased over the past decade, applied within health professional degree programs as a means of engaging students in small-group interprofessional teamwork. TBL has been adopted and delivered in varied formats, across diverse IPE contexts and content areas. We conducted this systematic review to establish the extent, design, and practice of interprofessional TBL within medical and health professional university degree programs.

Methods: We searched PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science and ERIC databases for articles describing TBL involving student representation from multiple health profession degree programs published between 2010 and 2020. Included original research articles were assessed and described according to Haidet et al’s seven core TBL design elements: team formation, readiness assurance, immediate feedback, sequencing of in-class problem solving, the four S’s (significant problem, same problem, specific choice, and simultaneous reporting), incentive structure, and peer review.

Results: Twelve articles satisfied the inclusion criteria. Significant variability was noted in the application and reporting of the seven core TBL design elements. Although the structured format of TBL provided a suitable pedagogy for interprofessional education, some challenges to the implementation of interprofessional TBL were identified.

Conclusions: Most articles reported the TBL format provided a positive interprofessional learning experience. However, we identified some of challenges: the unequal distribution of students to teams as a result of multiple disciplines from different programs; varied levels of student experience with the pedagogy of TBL; resources required for large groups of students to suit the TBL format; timetabling requirements; continuity of TBL sessions; design of patient cases to suit multiple disciplines; alignment of topics within curricula of multiple disciplines and programs; and limited opportunity for peer review. Key to successful interprofessional TBL is curricula alignment and integration; equal distribution of disciplines within teams; suitable patient cases; and provision of student training/guidelines in TBL.

Thank you and congratulations again to our presenters. Abstracts for the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference will be accepted this September and we encourage you all to submit!

TBLC Practitioners & Trainer-Consultants Class of 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to extend our congratulations to 5 individuals who have completed all requirements to become either a TBLC Certified Practitioner or Trainer-Consultant over the last year. The graduates in 2022 are:

  • Steve Cayzer – Practitioner
  • Misti Sharp – Practitioner
  • Osama Shoair – Practitioner
  • Anne Marie O’Brien – Practitioner
  • Gemma Quinn – Trainer-Consultant

Our new Practitioners all took the next step to consolidate their implementation of TBL and enhance their practice with the support of experts in our community. They each successfully evidenced their competency in the core knowledge and activities of an effective TBL educator through a practical process that encourages reflection and development.

The award of Trainer-Consultant is for colleagues who have developed expertise and who are now influencing and supporting the professional practice of others in TBL. It is both a demonstration of their commitment to improving teaching and learning and acknowledgment of their impact in this area.

Please join me in celebrating the achievements of our class of 2022!

If you would like to explore how our certifications can support your professional development and career aspirations, please get in touch by emailing support@tblcadmin.org or vising the TBLC Certifications page.

Thank you,
Rebecca McCarter
TBLC Training and Certification Committee Chair

Register Now for the June TBL Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through June 21. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, March 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Wednesday, March 9
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, March 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, March 15
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, March 17
The Benefit of TBL in Your Classroom

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the March series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, click here. Can’t make the March series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in October 2022.