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TBLC 2022 Conference Update & Feedback Request

Out of an abundance of caution, we must announce the cancellation of the in-person elements of TBLC 2022 annual conference that was to be held in Orlando, Florida, March 5-8, 2022. We are exploring virtual and postponed meeting alternatives and seeking feedback from membership to help chart a way forward together.

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Executive Committee met several times and discussed our abilities to safely host the annual conference. We looked at interruptions in travel, regional and national case numbers, current feedback regarding registration hesitancy, and historical trends to help us.

We need your input on the conference format
that works best for you.

Options include a virtual-only conference March 6-8, 2022 (sessions delivered 9am-5pm EST), a longitudinal virtual conference with sessions delivered across multiple weeks with varying start times to accommodate a variety of time zones and schedules, postpone the conference to Fall 2022 (date/location TBD), or postpone the conference to March 2023 (date/location TBD). Submit your feedback here to help us know which option will work best for you. Your preferences will be shared with the TBLC Steering Committee to determine the conference structure that best meets our membership needs. 

Updates regarding the conference format will be shared no later than the beginning of February 2022. All current registrants and presenters will be contacted individually to collaborate and help meet your needs.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we plan the next steps for the 2022 meeting. 

Thank you,
Julie M. Estis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Team-Based Learning Collaborative, President

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort 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 this unique online opportunity beginning Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 PM Eastern and continues through January 27. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, January 13
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, January 18
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, January 20
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, January 25
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, January 27

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

Registration for the January 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.

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the January series? No problem! The full series will be offered again virtually later in 2022 as well as in person at the 2022 TBLC Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida! We hope you can join us!

#TBLC22 Early Bird Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

The 2022 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, the TBLC All Access registration is $425/$525 for member/non-member and the Virtual Only registration is $175/$275. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $515/$615 for All Access and $225/$325 for Virtual Only. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

When: March 5-8, 2022
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA with portions to be delivered virtually

The Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona has extended a reduced rate of $169.00 per night to all TBLC Meeting attendees. This special rate is guaranteed until February 5, 2022, so be sure to book your room before then!

After February 15, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for TBLC attendees, so be sure to book your hotel before the cut-off!

To make your reservations, please visit the hotel’s booking website here.

For more information, visit the 2022 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

Reminder* 2022 TBLC Webinar & Workshop Series Proposals Still Accepted

Is your work innovative, reflective of best practices, or challenging the status quo in team-based learning? Do you have a new perspective or context that others could learn from?  Are you making an impact on student learning or faculty development? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Submit your proposal by January 31, 2022.

The TBLC Educational Development Committee is still seeking proposals for the upcoming 2022 Webinar & Workshop Series, a longitudinal faculty development initiative offered to our membership throughout the year. We invite proposals for webinars, workshops, panel discussions, and short presentations, to be delivered online on topics of interest to the greater TBL Community. Each proposal and abstract will be faculty peer reviewed, so consider this another fantastic opportunity for scholarship!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email support@tblcadmin.org. Proposals submitted by January 31, 2022 will be given preference.

Spaces Still Remain to Exhibit with TBLC in Orlando!

March is just around the corner! Will you be joining us in Orlando, FL? I would like to extend an invitation to participate Will you be joining us at the 21st Annual TBLC Conference in Orlando, Florida? The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning(TM). Our past conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world. To be held March 5 – 8, 2022, #TBLC22 has a wide range of sponsorship opportunities designed to showcase your company’s products and services and maximize your footprint. Feel free to take a look at our exhibitor brochure here.

I look forward to again working with you to make this educational event successful for all involved. For additional comments or questions, please contact us at support@tblcadmin.org. Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Sincerely,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
TBLC Association Manager

#TBLC22 Saturday, March 6 Pre-Conference Workshops

The 2022 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 5 through March 8, 2022. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL Fundamentals certification. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Workshops being offered on Saturday, March 6 include:

Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
Presenters: Suzan ElSayed – Oakland University
Will Ofstad – West Coast University

Effective facilitation is an integral component of the successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity that requires the instructor to implement strategies that engage the audience and promote intrinsic motivation to participate. The purpose of this workshop is to share a diverse range of facilitation strategies that instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.

Peer Evaluation and Team Development
Presenters: Michelle Farland – University of Florida
Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Peer evaluation and team development increase individual accountability and improve team cohesion to create an optimal learning environment for TBL modules. The purpose of this workshop is to learn the key components of peer evaluation and team development and use best practices to implement a system that fits the needs of the learning environment unique to the educational setting in which TBL is offered. As the final workshop in this series, take the opportunity to develop partnerships among TBLC members for future engagement with this community-driven collaborative.

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2022 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC22 Saturday, March 5 Pre-Conference Workshops

The 2022 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 5 through March 8, 2022. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL Fundamentals certification. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Workshops being offered on Saturday, March 5 include:

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
Presenters: Shawn Simonson – Boise State University
Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh

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.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
Presenters: Amy de Jaeger – University of Manitoba
Hugh Clements-Jewery – University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.

Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities
Presenters: Cortny Williams – University of Western States
Mark Serva – University of Delaware

Attendees will be provided with pre-workshop reading assignments related to evaluating MCQs and using them in RATs and Application Activities. The workshop will begin with an IRAT and a TRAT and will continue with a series of application activities. Application activities will support participants in evaluating the quality, cognitive level, and place-of- best-fit for selected MCQs; and provide practice in creating MCQs for their courses. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to evaluate the quality, the cognitive level, and place-of-best-fit (in RATs and Application Activities) for MCQs and create MCQs for their courses.

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2022 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

You are invited to exhibit with TBLC at the 2022 Conference in Orlando!

March is just around the corner! Will you be joining us in Orlando, FL? I would like to extend an invitation to participate in supporting the Team-based Learning Collaborative at our 2022 Meeting. Feel free to take a look at our exhibitor brochure here. The 21st Annual TBLC Conference will be March 5 – 8, 2022. The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning(TM). Our past conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world.

I look forward to again working with you to make this educational event successful for all involved. For additional comments or questions, please contact us at support@tblcadmin.org. Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Call for Proposals 2022 TBLC Webinar & Workshop Series

Is your work innovative, reflective of best practices, or challenging the status quo in team-based learning? Do you have a new perspective or context that others could learn from?  Are you making an impact on student learning or faculty development? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Submit your proposal by January 31, 2022.

The TBLC Educational Development Committee is seeking proposals for the upcoming 2022 Webinar & Workshop Series, a longitudinal faculty development initiative offered to our membership throughout the year. We invite proposals for webinars, workshops, panel discussions, and short presentations, to be delivered online on topics of interest to the greater TBL Community. Each proposal and abstract will be faculty peer reviewed, so consider this another fantastic opportunity for scholarship!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email support@tblcadmin.org. Proposals submitted by January 31, 2022 will be given preference.

Thank you,
Cortny Williams, PhD
Chair, TBLC Educational Development Committee

#TBLC22 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Michael Sweet

The 21st Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The second will be given by Dr. Michael Sweet, Director of Design and Integration in the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) at Northeastern University.

Plenary: Inside out / Outside in:  Fulfilling the Promise of Community in the TBL Classroom
Date and Time:
 March 7, 2022 at 10:45 AM Eastern
*This session will also be streamed live for virtual attendees.

The premise of Team-Based Learning is that we can do more when we come together. But “coming together” is not one-size-fits-all—there are at least as many experiences of it in your classroom as students in your class. In our time together, we will consider this reality first “from the inside out”: How have our individual backgrounds positioned us to experience ourselves and our learners in specific ways? Michael will offer some ideas, but we’ll also co-create practical takeaways by engaging everyone in the room.

Michael Sweet is Director of Design and Integration in the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) at Northeastern University in Boston.  He has also led teaching centers and initiatives at the University of Texas Austin, the University of Oregon and Portland Community College. He presents nationally and internationally on critical thinking and team-based learning, served as the 2009-2010 President of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative and 2014-2016 Executive Editor of Publications. The online resources he developed to support critical thinking instruction and Team-Based Learning have achieved international adoption.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion.