Conference News

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

#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!

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!

#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.

Registration Now Open for #TBLC22

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 21st annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 5-8, 2022 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” will be the central theme for the conference, in which attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to adapt to diverse learners and diverse learning needs.

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

Meeting Highlights: New to the 2022 conference are virtual and in-person pre-conference workshops. One week before the opening of the main conference, all attendees will have access to virtual interactive sessions, to be offered in time zones more accessible for international audiences. In person pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 and will offer all five workshops needed to complete the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate (link the page). The main conference will begin Sunday evening with an opening plenary by Dr. Larry Michaelsen, creator of Team-based Learning. Dr. Michael Sweet, Director of Design and Integration at the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research at Northeastern University will deliver a second plenary address on March 7. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought provoking sessions.

During the main conference we are excited to introduce two new attendance tracks: All Access Live and Virtual-Only. Virtual-Only attendees will enjoy access to the full library of online poster presentations, oral presentations, synchronous virtual workshops and recordings of each plenary address. All Access Live attendees will have access to all the virtual options as well as the extended schedule of course offerings each day, meet and greet sessions, networking and more.

The 21st Annual TBLC Conference is gearing up to be an experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities for all who attend. We hope you will plan to join us in March for this exciting reimagining of what it means to bring TBL to educators around the globe.

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

Last Call* #TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due Friday

The TThe Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to share a final reminder to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentation abstracts for the 21st annual meeting. The meeting will be held from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 29, 2021.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Reminder* #TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Still Being Accepted

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 21st annual meeting from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create and adapt their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are still being welcomed for oral focus sessions and poster presentations.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 29, 2021.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.