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#TBLC20 Plenary Speaker Highlight on Dr. Elizabeth Hillman

The 19th 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 first will be given by Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, President of Mills College in Oakland, California.

Plenary: Transforming Teaching and Learning at Mills College
Inclusive excellence, community engagement, and integrated academic and student-life experiences are essential to Mills’ commitment to accelerating their students’ opportunities and building a sustainable economic model for a small college in Oakland, a thriving and complex urban landscape.

Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman is the 14th President of Mills College. She brings to Mills extensive experience in higher education administration and instruction and a distinguished background working on key gender and women’s issues. Hillman’s expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in military organizations and culture has brought her national and international recognition. She has been an expert witness testifying before Congress on numerous occasions. She is a sought-after educator and speaker on the topics of sexual assault and harassment, and women’s leadership and rights. In 2013–2014, she served on the Response Systems to the Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP), and also chaired the RSP’s Comparative Systems Subcommittee.

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

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2020 Program Chair & Co-Chair

#TBLC20 Pre-Conference Workshops on Sunday, March 15

The 2020 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 17, 2020. 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 14 and Sunday, March 15, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL certification, or choose from several other course offerings. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Workshops being offered on Sunday, March 15 include:

Research Development Day
In this course, attendees will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help attendees in the development of a particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project. 

You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.

Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom*
Presenter: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh

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.

Problem-Solving Barriers to TBL Delivery: Diving into the Gray Literature
Presenter: Will Ofstad – California Health Sciences University

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to engage in self-directed problem solving for improved TBL delivery:

  • Identify: define common barriers, articulate assumptions, and delineate knowledge gaps.
  • Structure: classify barriers by context and instructional phase; break down and prioritize sub-problems.
  • Solutions:  research prior knowledge; generate, reuse, and/or integrate possible solutions and limitations; assess against a quality learning environment criteria.
  • Improve:  validate implantation; solicit peer review and reflect; generalize to other problems; reproduce and disseminate if novel.

Digging Deeper into Different Types of Mentoring Relationships, How to Make them Work for YOU
Presenter: Jody Takemoto – California Health Sciences University
Christopher Burns – California Health Sciences University

In our everyday lives, we play various mentoring types of roles in our student’s and colleagues’ lives. Having these types of effective relationships is important for both professional and personal growth. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to differentiate the role of mentees, mentors, coaches, sponsors, and connectors and deploy acquired tools to make these relationships effective for them.

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

The objectives of this workshop include:

  • Review the key components of a PF system in TBL.
  • Present best practices for PF implementation for various educational settings.
  • Promote participants to design a PF system that fits the needs and characteristics of their own institutions.
  • Promote the development of partnerships among TBLC members for future collaboration on PF research.

*These workshops are on the Fundamentals Certification track.

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

You are invited to exhibit with TBLC in Portland, OR!

March is just around the corner! Will you be joining us in Portland, OR?

I would like to extend an invitation to participate in supporting the Team-based Learning Collaborative at our 2020 Meeting. 

I have included a copy of our exhibitor brochure for your review. Download Here

The 19th Annual TBLC Conference will be March 14-17, 2020.

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.

Register Today!

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 Portland!

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

#TBLC20 Pre-Conference Workshops on Saturday, March 14

The 2020 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 17, 2020. 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 14 and Sunday, March 15, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL certification, or choose from several other course offerings. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Workshops being offered on Saturday, March 14 include:

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL*
Presenters: Tom Jansen – Boy Scouts of America
Hugh Clements-Jewery – University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

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: Briju Thankachan
Leanne Coyne – California Health Sciences University

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
Julie Estis – University of South Alabama

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.

*These workshops are on the Fundamentals Certification track.

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

Registration for #TBLC20 is NOW OPEN

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 19th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, USA. “Diversity in Learning” 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 meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs.

When: March 14 – 17, 2019
Where: Portland, Oregon, USA

Register Today!

Meeting Highlights: Pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th. All five workshops for the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate will be offered during this time. (For more information on the Fundamentals certificate, please click here) The conference itself will begin on the evening of Sunday, March 15th with an opening plenary by Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman, the President of Mills College in Oakland, California. Dr. Yves Labissiere, an associate professor at Portland State University in Portland Oregon, will be also deliver plenary session on the morning of Monday March 16th. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought-provoking sessions.

New to the 2020 conference are expert panels and oral focus sessions. During the expert panels, conference attendees will have the opportunity to ask TBL experts for advice in regards to the more challenging aspects of TBL. The oral focus sessions will be short presentations on innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based in an effort to help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting.

The conference will also include interactive workshops, oral research presentations and poster sessions. The 19th annual TBLC Conference will be a wonderful experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

The TBLC Attendee room rate will be $189 per night.

For more information, visit the 2020 TBLC Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland in March!

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2020 Program Chair & Co-Chair

*Last Chance* #TBLC20 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind you one last time to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown. 

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019

We are asking for abstracts in the Fundamentals, Innovations and Research/Scholarship tracks. We are also welcoming abstracts for oral research presentations as well as oral focus sessions.

This year we are encouraging poster presentations in an updated size and format. 

Presenters are being encouraged to explore an updated poster format that includes a headline with major findings, a bulleted list of important research information, and a QR code that links to more information. 

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit an 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!

TBLC 2020 Call for Best Paper Award Submissions – Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning (TBL) through research and scholarly publications and therefore announces the 2020 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:

  • Best Scholarship paper (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2019 or 2018), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2020 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2019

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before October 15 to support@tblcadmin.org.

*Reminder* Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind 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 invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral round table presentations on any topic relevant to team-based learning. Although there will be no limit on the number of poster presentations, the number of brief oral round table presentations will be limited. The Program Committee will review all abstracts for relevance to team-based learning and will determine which are appropriate for poster and brief oral round table presentations.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals
For novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include an oral presentation on facilitation techniques or a poster on “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests”

Innovations
For those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or an oral presentation on “How to Start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

Research/Scholarship
For those interested in presenting findings from educational research or research studies about TBL. Research submissions may be from descriptive, semi-quantitative (e.g., survey results), or quantitative (e.g., experimental) research. An example might be a poster entitled “Getting a research program started in your TBL course” or an oral presentation on “Evidence of standardized test performance gains in Pharmacy students following implementation of a TBL curriculum”.

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:

1. 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
2. References are NOT required for these submissions
3. 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.

This year we are encouraging poster presentations in an updated size and format. 
Presenters are being encouraged to explore an updated poster format that includes a headline with major findings, a bulleted list of important research information, and a QR code that links to more information.

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit an 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!

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

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!

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