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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!

#TBLC20 Workshop Abstracts Still Being Accepted – Due July 15

The deadline for workshop abstract submission for the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon is Monday, July 15, 2019.

*UPDATED FOR 2020* Please note that workshops do not need to be presented in TBL format.

Proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site. Workshops are currently being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations and Applications, and Scholarship and Research.

Poster and Oral abstract submission will open in August. New for 2020, authors will have two tracks for Oral presentations: Research and Focus Session. More information regarding those abstracts, including submission instructions, will be shared next month. If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at support@tblcadmin.org.

#TBLC20 Workshop Abstracts Still Being Accepted – Due July 15

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17, 2020 is July 15, 2019.

Proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site. Workshops are currently being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations and Applications, and Scholarship and Research. 

*UPDATED FOR 2020* Please note that workshops do not need to be presented in TBL format.

Please note that there will be other opportunities to submit topics and research for consideration during the meeting. Watch your email for calls for posters as well as research presentation roundtable discussion topics. If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2020 Call for Workshop Abstracts Submissions – Due July 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 19th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Abstracts are currently welcomed for Workshop presentation formats.

Workshops will be accepted within one of three tracks and need not necessarily be presented in TBL format:
  • Fundamentals Track
  • Innovations & Applications track
  • Scholarship & Research Track

Fundamentals Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for implementation of effective TBL. Target audience: educators with less than 3 years’ experience using TBL or educators who want to become more effective in practicing the essentials of TBL.

Innovations and Applications Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for using TBL in specific educational settings or in a specific academic discipline. Creative innovations that remain consistent with TBL principles are encouraged.

Target audience: educators who are currently using TBL and who desire to improve their practice by interacting with those in similar educational roles, disciplines, or settings.

Scholarship and Research Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the educational process and outcomes of TBL. Workshops emphasizing either qualitative or quantitative research methods are preferred.

Target audience: educators who want to study the TBL process and communicate findings in a scholarly manner, e.g. peer-reviewed publications.

Requirements to be included in workshop proposal

  1. Title of workshop
  2. Organizer and co-leaders: for each person who will facilitate the workshop, submit name, degree, institution, email, phone, and qualifications for leading the workshop. Designate one person to communicate with the program committee. Please note that only registered participants will be listed within the final Conference Program.
  3. Purpose and rationale of the workshop (Workshops proposed for fundamentals track ONLY: Submit learners’ evaluations of a previous workshop you have done on this topic.)
  4. Specific learning objectives of the workshop (behavioral)
  5. Intended audience
  6. Format: the method that leaders will use during the workshop; include description of how essential elements of TBL will be incorporated.
  7. Detailed schedule of workshop activities, with each segment in minutes, including breaks (assume total duration of 120 minutes).
  8. Advance assignments for participants (optional)
  9. Audio-visual requirements: provide a list. NOTE: This will be confirmed by the Admin Planning Team as to availability.
  10. Number of participants: provide the maximum number you will accept

Proposals are to be submitted online using the online submission form found here by July 15, 2020.

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

TBLC 2020 Call for Research Grant Submissions – Due July 31

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2020 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 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 July 31 to support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2020 Call for Research Grant Submissions – Due July 31

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2020 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 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 July 31 tosupport@tblcadmin.org.

How to Obtain Your TBL Fundamentals Certificate After the Meeting

At the 2019 Annual Meeting in Tampa, TBLC offered the five workshops required for the Fundamentals Certificate. In order to receive the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate, you will need to have completed the 5 fundamentals workshops and filled out the application form here. You will receive your certificate when both the form and $25 payment have been received by the TBLC Administrative office.  If you weren’t aware of the Fundamentals workshops offered at the meeting or weren’t able to attend the sessions to complete your certificate, TBLC will be offering all five workshops at the 2020 Meeting in Portland, Oregon! This includes:

 • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
• Creating an Effective TBL Module
• Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities
• Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
• Peer Feedback and Evaluation More information about the certificate and each of the workshops can be found on our website here.

*Free TBLC Webinar* Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication

Please join us in the first of a series in free webinars sponsored by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, focusing on generating research ideas with an aim at getting that scholarly work published. Many who are teaching-focused would like to (or need to) publish papers, but may not have access to research data in a particular discipline. This TBLC Research and Scholarship webinar is the first in a series that features a wide range of research that members have published.

This inaugural webinar deals with what is possibly the hardest step in the research process, which is to find a workable research idea that draws on our classroom activities. This poses a challenge, because for most of us teaching/education is an unfamiliar discipline, and it may be hard to see how we can draw on our own “technical” discipline research experience for guidance.

Title: Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication
Presenter: Dr. Peter Balan, OAM
Time: Tuesday, April 23 at 12 PM ESTRegistration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8190296598264358668

Dr. Balan’s field of expertise is entrepreneurship and innovation, but he has built a research stream in education/pedagogy and has set up collaborative research projects with TBLC members in different countries. His view is that every time we walk into a classroom we should see the students in front of us as a potential dataset and that there are many possible research ideas that emerge out of our teaching, and out of reflecting on student attitudes and perceptions in general. 
Dr. Balan will talk through a practical approach for generating research ideas, and will use some of his current projects to bring to life the first steps in the research process, which is to identify a research idea and then to turn this into a research question that can be explored using data provided by your students.

Interested in viewing this free webinar? Register using this link. You will then be sent a URL that will connect you with the webinar. We hope you enjoy the first of what will surely be a successful series of webinars all focused on helping you do your best research and scholarship.
 Thank you,Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee

Thank you for Making the 2019 TBLC Annual Meeting a Success!

The 2019 TBLC Meeting was a huge success thanks to your participation. Your attendance helps TBLC achieve its goals while allowing our members to receive valuable networking and resources. We would like to give a special thank you to Jennifer Styron and the 2018-19 Program Committee for planning this successful meeting in Tampa, Florida.

Additionally, we would like to thank our exhibitors – CognaLearn, The American College of Education, Feel Good Inc., and IAMSE.

For updates on next year’s meeting, be sure to follow the TBLC Facebook and Twitter pages