Conference News

#TBLC23 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Holly Bender

The 22nd Annual TBLC Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have three presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The first plenary address will be given by Dr. Holly Bender, Professor and Director of the Office of Educational Research and Development (OER&D) at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, where TBL is used extensively.

Dr. Holly Bender

Plenary: From Novice to Expert: Rethinking the Role of TBL Prework
Date and Time:
 March 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET
Presented by: Dr. Holly Bender, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP
Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine (USA)

The notion that “it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert” is often quoted from Malcolm Gladwell’s popular 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success. Gladwell was referring to the expertise and human performance research of Florida State University professor and cognitive psychologist K. Anders Ericcson. The NY Times called Ericcson “the expert on experts.” 

What practices differentiate true experts from what Bereiter and Scardamalia call “experienced non-experts?” Ericcson et al. discovered the method used by the highest performers in fields as diverse as medicine, music, chess, sports, and more. He found that the secret to achieving peak performance and staying on the cutting edge of expertise is a four-step process called “Deliberate Practice.” It is little wonder that TBL helps students become high achievers. Well-designed TBL leverages the principles of deliberate practice. 

How might we use deliberate practice to scaffold TBL prework? This session will delve into the four steps of deliberate practice and explore how we can effectively extend its principles into TBL prework. Holly and her team’s research at multiple veterinary colleges and, more recently, student feedback at the University of Arizona’s CVM tell us we are onto something big. Holly is excited to share these findings with you.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion. Don’t forget, the Early Bird deadline for the Annual Meeting is January 15!

Interested in Earning a TBLC Certification?

The TBLC offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at www.teambasedlearning.org and clicking on Resources.

Fundamentals
To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy.

All five Fundamentals workshops will be available at the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference. Click here for details!

Practitioner
The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy.

Trainer-Consultant
The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

#TBLC23 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini

The 22nd Annual TBLC Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have three presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. One of our plenary addresses will be given by Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini, Professor and Director of Behavioral Medicine & Psychopathology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini

Plenary: Determinants and Consequences of Engaging and Successful Team-Based Learning Activities for Adolescent and Adult Learners
Date and Time:
 March 13, 2023 at 8:15 AM ET

Team-based learning (TBL) has been increasingly implemented within higher education and in business sectors as a high-quality pedagogical tool over the last decade. In general, TBL is an approach that enables educators to provide opportunities to solve real-life job-related problems and collect authentic professional experiences. However, little is known about the psychological and educational determinants of an engaging and successful TBL and how these can be utilized to predict and achieve the desired outcomes of TBL. This course will provide an evidence-based theoretical framework to understand the main determinants of an engaging and successful TBL, age appropriateness, and feasibility of different strategies.

Dr. Mohiyeddini joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine faculty in September 2019 as a Full Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. He is the director of Behavioral Medicine and Psychopathology. Dr. Mohiyeddini received his PhD in Psychology from the Universidad of Trier (Germany) and his habilitation from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany).

Prior to joining the faculty at OUWB, Dr. Mohiyeddini held senior faculty positions at higher education institutions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, England, and the United States. The teaching portfolio of Dr. Mohiyeddini comprises Behavioral Medicine, (Child and Adult) Psychopathology, Brain and Behavior, Clinical-Health Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Counselling Psychology, and Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Furthermore, he has extensive expertise in development, evaluation, and management of academic programs and curriculums. Dr. Mohiyeddini’s teaching has been acknowledged with several awards for outstanding teaching throughout his career.

Dr. Mohiyeddini is an experienced psychotherapist and serves as a quantitative and assessment counselor to medical schools and hospitals in Europe to develop, implement, and evaluate community-based educational and health-related clinical projects. Furthermore, he contributed to the advancement of his discipline and the scientific community as a longstanding Editor-in-Chief and member of editorial boards of several international academic journals.

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

Registration Now Open for #TBLC23!

Dear Collegues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 22nd Annual Meeting on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 11-14, 2023 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. “Engagement with TBL” will be the central theme for the conference.

March 11-14, 2023
Orlando, Florida, USA

Meeting Highlights: Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for March 11 and March 12, 2023. These sessions will provide attendees with the fundamentals of team-based learning, including the creation of modules and effective implementation strategies.

The theme for the 2023 conference is “Engaging with TBL”. The conference will have three plenary addresses presented by experts in the field of TBL. More information on these plenary addresses will be coming soon, so please keep an eye on your email!

The conference will also include hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. While pre-conference Fundamentals workshops will provide attendees with the basics of team-based learning, sessions on Innovation and Research & Scholarship will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or collect, analyze, and publish their work in Team-Based Learning.

For more information, visit the 2023 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

Thank you,
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed, DVM, PhD
Daniel Griffin, PhD
Chair and Co-Chair of the 2023 Program Committee

Last Call for #TBLC23 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 15

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a poster or oral abstract for the TBLC 2023 Annual Meeting! The TBLC extends a warm welcome to join them for their 22nd annual meeting from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Engagement with TBL” 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. 

Oral Presentations
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. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by October 15, 2022.  

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 15, 2022.

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

Reminder* #TBLC23 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 22nd annual meeting from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Engagement with TBL” 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. As a reminder, abstracts are now welcomed for oral and poster presentations.

Oral Presentations
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. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by October 15, 2022.  

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 15, 2022.

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

#TBLC23 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 22nd annual meeting from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Engagement with TBL” 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 now welcomed for oral presentations and poster presentations.

Oral Presentations
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. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by October 15, 2022.  

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 15, 2022.

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

Last Chance to Submit #TBLC23 Workshop Abstracts!

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a workshop abstract for the 22nd annual meeting of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, to be held from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

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

Submit Your #TBLC23 Workshop Abstract!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) extends a warm invitation to join them for their 22nd annual meeting, to be held Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. As a reminder, abstracts are currently welcomed for workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit!

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

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

Call for Workshop Abstracts for the #TBLC23 Annual Meeting

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 22nd annual meeting, to be held from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. Abstracts are currently welcomed for workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit!

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

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

Thank you,
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed
2023 Program Committee Chair