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TBLC is a Collaborative of Volunteers Like You!

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile by becoming an active member of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative! The TBLC can give you access to a world-wide 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.

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.

Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization. The Editorial Board consists of a Chair and committee responsible for determining the process of review of these publications. Additional volunteers assist with peer review.

Research and Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within the Collaborative. This committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials. Annual responsibilities include peer reviewing grants when offered by TBLC.

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.

Annual Program Committee – The Annual Program Committee organizes annual TBLC meetings, such as identifying the meeting theme; selecting keynote and closing session speakers; reviewing and selecting proposals for workshops, oral sessions, and posters; implementing changes suggested by TBLC members; and performing other functions as needed to ensure the success of annual meetings. This committee consists of the Chair, Past-Chair, Future Chair (position available), Treasurer, and representatives from the Faculty Development Committee and Scholarship Committee. Additional members of the Committee may be appointed by the Committee Chair.

Marketing Committee – The Marketing Committee reviews and advises on the marketing activities of the collaborative. It develops and submits an annual marketing plan to the Steering Committee that will identify and coordinate activities of the TBLC committees with the purpose of marketing the collaborative.
Membership at a committee level fosters international collaborative relationships with like-minded colleagues, and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities. Note that if you are already a committee member you will still need to reach out and volunteer for the upcoming year.

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

TBLC is a Collaborative of Volunteers Like You!

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile by becoming an active member of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative! The TBLC can give you access to a world-wide 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.
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.
Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization. The Editorial Board consists of a Chair and committee responsible for determining the process of review of these publications. Additional volunteers assist with peer review.
Research and Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within the Collaborative. This committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials. Annual responsibilities include peer reviewing grants when offered by TBLC.
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.
Annual Program Committee – The Annual Program Committee organizes annual TBLC meetings, such as identifying the meeting theme; selecting keynote and closing session speakers; reviewing and selecting proposals for workshops, oral sessions, and posters; implementing changes suggested by TBLC members; and performing other functions as needed to ensure the success of annual meetings. This committee consists of the Chair, Past-Chair, Future Chair (position available), Treasurer, and representatives from the Faculty Development Committee and Scholarship Committee. Additional members of the Committee may be appointed by the Committee Chair.

Marketing Committee – The Marketing Committee reviews and advises on the marketing activities of the collaborative. It develops and submits an annual marketing plan to the Steering Committee that will identify and coordinate activities of the TBLC committees with the purpose of marketing the collaborative.
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. 

TBLC 2020 Annual Meeting Canceled

With the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the state of Oregon, we believe it to be in the best interest of our attendees, colleagues, students and members to cancel our 2020 Annual Meeting in Portland. The decision to cancel our much-anticipated meeting was not an easy one to make, but our first priority lies with the health and safety of our colleagues around the globe.

As we already had a positive relationship with the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel, they have invited us to be their guest with our 2021 annual meeting. Therefore, we hope that you will plan to attend on March 13-16, 2021 as we come together to expand our knowledge and training in team-based learning through interactive workshops, oral research presentations and poster sessions.

Due to the cancellation fees imposed upon the TBLC by the hotel ($112,000) and the lack of communicable disease coverage in standard professional event insurance, the Executive Committee had a very difficult decision to make regarding both the registration fees and the financial viability of our organization.

Pre-conference Workshop Registrations
We will fully refund all pre-conference registration fees. For many of our pre-conference workshop registrants, this was one of the first times you would be formally learning about TBL. In alignment with our organizational mission, our goal is to be able to offer the core workshops for the fundamentals certificate in an online venue over the next year.

Annual Conference Registrations
Through multiple discussions among the Executive Committee, our association manager, and our accountant, we identified that our organization would not be able to continue if we refunded annual conference registration fees. In place of registration refunds, we hope you accept our offer to provide each annual conference registrant with a 5-year TBLC membership. While we recognize this is not a replacement for the registration fee, we hope you understand the difficult decision that needed to be made to be able to sustain the organization.

Please remember to contact the hotel to cancel your reservation.

Our bylaws require that we conduct an annual business meeting for the general membership, which typically occurs during the annual conference. In order to be compliant with our bylaws, we will organize an online business meeting for all members to participate in. In addition to our normal business matters, we will also discuss the items that led the Executive committee to cancel the conference and the financial implications related to the conference cancellation. We will send additional information regarding this event soon.

We appreciate your understanding and would like to thank all who have been engaged with us throughout the life of the organization. We are grateful that TBLC leadership have been good stewards of our finances over the years so that we are able to absorb this setback and remain a viable organization serving our membership going forward. This was a very difficult situation and we feel we have reached the best possible decision to ensure the health of our members and the stability of the organization. If you have any questions please email support@tblcadmin.org.

Sincerely,

TBLC Executive Committee
Michelle Farland, President
Julie Estis, President-Elect
Michael Nelson, Past President
Chris Burns, Treasurer
Sarah Lerchenfeldt, 2020 Program Chair

#TBLC20 Featured Workshop Self and Peer Assessment

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design. This session will be presented by Emile Boutin and Dominique Murphy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design 
Presented by: Emile Boutin – MGH Institute of Health Professions
Dominique Murphy – MGH Institute of Health Professions
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Have you struggled with making self and peer assessment an integral and valuable part of TBL? Would you like a way to develop soft skills in your students that are not explicitly taught in your curriculum, but are needed in the workplace? The MGH Institute of Health Professions physician assistant program’s TBL process of self and peer assessments has evolved organically since its inception in 2016. In this workshop using TBL principles and backward design, we will discuss the evolution of our self and peer assessment process which began as simply an anonymous survey process to ensure team accountability. Through student and faculty input, the process has been improved and includes themes like giving and receiving feedback, mediated face-to-face small group process sessions, and reflective writing. This process intentionally holds all members of the team accountable and also cultivates soft skills needed by our students in their professional settings. Small group discussions, a gallery walk of possible themes, and development of concrete learning objectives will provide participants with the opportunity to consider self and peer assessments as not just the most challenging component of TBL, but also as the component with the most potential for student development and growth.
 



If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance.

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#TBLC20 Featured Workshop Team-Based Learning for Training

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: A New Perspective on the TBL Learning Contract. This session will be presented by Peter Balan OAM from the University of South Australia and Michele Clark from the  University of Nevada – Las Vegas. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: A New Perspective on the TBL Learning Contract 
Presented by: Peter Balan OAM – University of South Australia
Michele Clark – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

This workshop describes an innovative “grounded” approach to develop the student “learning contract” in the modern teaching and learning environment that requires students to take increased responsibility for the learning, and with an emphasis on students working in Team-Based Learning teams. In particular, this workshop demonstrates how the student learning contract can be formulated quickly in the context where there are three parties: the student, the team, and the educator. The workshop is based on a “bottom-up” method for developing the learning agreement using students’ own words by analyzing their perceptions of their own responsibilities, the responsibilities of their team members, and of the educator, in order for them to be successful in their studies. Importantly, the method demonstrated in this workshop allows educators to implement research projects that allow them to identify similarities and differences between perceptions based on student gender, their origin (local versus international students) and their academic performance. The findings of this type of research lead directly to an improved understanding of behaviors that can be immediately used for classroom management.
 



If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance.

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#TBLC20 Featured Workshop Team-Based Learning for Training

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Team-Based Learning for Training (TBL-T): Lessons Learned in Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Corporate Education and Developing Best Practices. This session will be presented by Liz Winter from the University of Pittsburgh. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Team-Based Learning for Training (TBL-T): Lessons Learned in Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Corporate Education and Developing Best Practices
Presented by: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM

In 2017, several TBLC members discussed exploring a high-fidelity TBL model for diverse training settings. Many are involved in the translational work of using TBL-T including public and private organizations, in diverse areas including continuing medical education, corporate executive education, and public human services workforce development. The potential for the dissemination of TBL in these areas is hard to overstate, since so many occupations involve regular, ongoing training. Broader practice and accept

Frequently those who deliver curriculum are not those who develop it, so training both sets of people is essential and one size of training does not fit all. This workshop will use case studies as pre-work and participants will use TBL applications to collaborate on developing best practices to address the dimensions outlined above.



If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance.

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Conference Support for European TBLC Members

ETBLC are offering European TBLC members the opportunity to apply for conference support up to a maximum of €150/£125 for presenters of TBL workshops and presentations at conferences and meetings. The aim of this is to help widen the awareness of TBL within the education and wider community.

Details required are:
1. The title of the conference/meeting
2. The title of the presentation and evidence of acceptance and 
3. Evidence of anticipated expense.  

In return for the support you will be expected to:
1. Distribute ETBLC leaflets at your presentation (which will be mailed to you).
2. Give a short email debrief of the activity including attendance numbers.
3. If using social media include the hashtag #TeamBasedLearning.  

Payment will be made on receipt of the copy of appropriate receipts and the debrief. Payments will be made electronically so bank details will be required.

It is anticipated that there will be a response time of 1 month from receipt of the application which will be considered by a sub-committee of the ETBLC board. There will be a maximum of ten awards made in 2020 and only one award will be made per person per year (January-December). 

Please email your application to Danielle Inscoe danielle@tblcadmin.org
 

Thank you,
ETBLC Board

#TBLC20 Poster and Oral Abstracts Now Online!

The 2020 TBLC Annual Meeting poster and oral presentation abstracts are now listed online. Abstracts are listed in one of four categories – Fundamentals, Innovation, Scholarship, and Other. Please click the following links for each category of abstracts:

Abstracts – Fundamentals
Abstracts – Innovation
Abstracts – Scholarship
Abstracts – Other

Not registered for the meeting? Registration is still available online at www.tblcmeeting.org

Check out #TBLC20 info HERE

Presenting a TBL Workshop Soon? Let Us Help!

Are you going to be presenting a TBL workshop soon? Let us know!

If you’ll be leading a TBL workshop and you’d like some TBLC materials, please just let us know at support@tblcadmin.org. Please be sure to include:

• Where the workshop will be held
• How many attendees you expect
• When the workshop will be held
• Your shipping address
We’d be happy to provide you with some A-E cards, TBLC brochures, and TBLC meeting/regional workshop flyers!

Once the workshop is over, we ask that you forward us this sign in sheet that includes attendee’s names, institutions, and email addresses so that we may follow up with them.

#TBLC20 Featured Workshop: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat: A TBL Immersive Approach to Faculty Development. This session will be presented by Jeremy Hughes from California Health Sciences University. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat: A TBL Immersive Approach to Faculty Development
Presented by: Jeremy Hughes – California Health Sciences University
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Faculty can imagine the implications that TBL has on learners’ study strategies, time management, and overall student life, however, few faculty have experienced TBL from the seat of the learner. By modifying the traditional faculty and staff development model to one utilizing TBL methodologies, there is an opportunity to “kill multiple birds with one stone”. Faculty and staff can experience TBL as a learner, observe TBL facilitation, and gain knowledge to help them better complete various aspects of their jobs. The purpose of this workshop is to empower attendees to expand their approach to faculty and staff development within their departments and across their institutions to one that utilizes TBL methodology. Readiness materials will include articles and videos discussing faculty development techniques based on androgological theories. Strategies for improving faculty participation and engagement in their own professional development will be identified through collaborative discussions and case-based learning. Workshop attendees will work in teams to create a sample faculty development curriculum, identifying core topics, activities, and schedules, for a simulated department/college within a larger institution.

Register for this session here

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2020 TBLC Meeting, please click here.