Conference News

TBLC 2017 – Call for Abstracts – Due 9/1!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is a group dedicated to supporting educators and trainers from a variety of educational & professional development settings that have implemented or wish to implement Team-Based Learning (TBL). Our recent conferences have included educators from a broad range of backgrounds, including medical education and other health-related disciplines, business and social science disciplines, graduate and undergraduate education, professional schools, and K-12 education. We have benefited from everyone’s experience and wisdom as we strive to share teaching resources, mentor one another, and promote the dissemination, evaluation, and scholarship of TBL.

We invite you to the 16th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida with pre-conference workshops on March 2, 2017.

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral roundtable 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 roundtable 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 roundtable presentations. Applicants will be notified by October 15th, 2016 whether their abstracts were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting and whether deemed appropriate for poster or brief oral roundtable presentation.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals track – 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 track – 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 track – 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”.

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

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: September 1, 2016.

Word Limit: 300

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly excited to increase the number of submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Orlando in 2017!

TBLC 2017 – Call for Workshop Abstracts Reminder – Due 7/15!

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2017 TBLC meeting in Orlando, Florida from March 2-4, 2017 is Friday,  July 15, 2016.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Call for Workshop Abstracts – Deadline July 15

The Team Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 16th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 2-4, 2017 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.

Abstracts are currently welcomed for Workshop presentation formats.

Workshops will be accepted within one of three tracks:

  • 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, 2016.

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

TBLC 2016 Meeting Archives Online

The 2016 TBLC Meeting Archives are now available on the TBLC website! The 2016 Meeting was held March 3-5 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico.

To access the Meeting Archives, visit the TBLC website (www.teambasedlearning.org), go to “Events” in the top menu bar, and then click on “Conferences” from the drop down menu. Here, we have listed the previous TBLC meetings including the 2016 meeting. Clicking on “2016 – Albuquerque, New Mexico” will take you to information on the 2016 meeting.

If you have any questions, concerns, or problems accessing the archives, please email Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Orlando!

TBLC – Congratulations Trainer-Consultant Graduates

We would like to extend our congratulations to 11 individuals who have completed all requirements to become a TBLC Certified Trainer-Consultant over the last year.

The graduates for 2016 are:

  • Dr. Janna Chimeli
  • Dr. Hugh Clements-Jewery
  • Dr. Lorrie Comeford
  • Dr. Colleen Corte
  • Dr. Sandra Ehrlich
  • Dr. Michelle Farland
  • Dr. Lorna Finnegan
  • Dr. Abbas Hyderi
  • Dr Smita Krishnamurthy
  • Dr. Peggy Mohr
  • Dr. Jenny Morris

The TBLC Consultant-Trainer program is designed for those who want to become certified by the TBLC as an expert educator and consultant for faculty who are implementing TBL. The program begins with a six-hour workshop at the annual meeting, and continues all year under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Graduation and certification as a trainer-consultant require fulfillment of six competencies. Please join us in congratulating them!

TBLC 2016 – Poster Abstracts Online

The 2016 TBLC Annual Meeting poster 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!

TBLC 2016 Meeting Highlight – Pre-Conference Workshops

The 2016 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 3 through March 5, 2016. Thursday, March 3rd is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight some of the sessions for you. We look forward to seeing you in Albuquerque!

TBL 101
Presenters: Judy Currey, Brenda Jack

This is the single best introduction to TBL, conducted in a TBL format. Participants must prepare ahead, take an iRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the key components of a successful TBL module.
  2. Outline how they would construct a TBL module from a set of objectives.
  3. Describe how they might convert a course/lecture they already teach into a TBL module.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
Presenters: Michael Nelson, Liz Winter, Leanne Coyne

This workshop is for instructors who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning, TBL 101. It is conducted in a TBL format and there is an Advance Assignment. TBL modules can sink or swim on the quality of the questions that you pose. The toughest task is to write Team Application questions that force learners to grapple with the topic’s principles, analyze data, and make a decision that is defensible.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how to use the four S’s in the design of a Team Application exercise.
  2. Construct a Team Application question that will engage the team in a high-level thinking.
  3. Describe how to link Team Application questions to Readiness Assurance and the Advance Assignment.
  4. Choose the best question format: MCQ or Gallery Walk.

Please note that these pre-conference workshops have an additional fee of $75 each.

For the full list and more details regarding the pre-conference workshops, please click here.