Latest Updates

*Free For TBLC Members* Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQs

Don’t miss the first of two new online educational development webinars presented by TBLC, beginning on September 29 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD per session!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)
When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)
When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

*Free For TBLC Members* TBLC Educational Development Fall Webinars

Registration is still open for two new online educational development webinars presented by TBLC, beginning on September 29 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD per session!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)
When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)
When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

Dear Colleagues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

*Last Call* #TBLC22 Workshop Abstracts Due September 1, 2021

The deadline for workshop abstract submissions for the 2022 TBLC Meeting from March 5 – 8, 2022 in Orlando, Florida is September 1! Please note that the call for Poster and Oral presentation abstracts will be opening next week. The theme for the 2022 meeting is Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World.

New for 2022!
Virtual and Global Workshops and Presentations!

TBLC 2022 is excited to offer a select number of workshops virtually as well as all poster, oral and plenary presentations. Beginning in February, the TBLC will offer live, synchronous workshops for Europe and the Asia Pacific region as part of the annual conference presented at convenient local times. Submission opportunities for the additional virtual workshops are being specifically designed to be delivered at times for TBL enthusiasts around the world. Watch for these special details soon.

In addition, we will again be offering all poster and oral presentations virtually in addition to live presentations. More information about the poster and oral presentations, including submission instructions, will be shared in early September.

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

*Last Call* #TBLC22 Workshop Abstracts Due September 1, 2021

The deadline for workshop abstract submissions for the 2022 TBLC Meeting from March 5 – 8, 2022 in Orlando, Florida is September 1! Please note that the call for Poster and Oral presentation abstracts will be opening next week. The theme for the 2022 meeting is Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World.

New for 2022!
Virtual and Global Workshops and Presentations!

TBLC 2022 is excited to offer a select number of workshops virtually as well as all poster, oral and plenary presentations. Beginning in February, the TBLC will offer live, synchronous workshops for Europe and the Asia Pacific region as part of the annual conference presented at convenient local times. Submission opportunities for the additional virtual workshops are being specifically designed to be delivered at times for TBL enthusiasts around the world. Watch for these special details soon.

In addition, we will again be offering all poster and oral presentations virtually in addition to live presentations. More information about the poster and oral presentations, including submission instructions, will be shared in early September.

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

Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL: Oct 5, Tuesday
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module: Oct 7, Thursday
  • Evaluating MCQs for RATs and Application Activities: Oct 12, Tuesday
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL: Oct 14, Thursday
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development: Oct 19, Tuesday

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Key Takeaways from the Fundamentals Series

  • Learn about the essentials of the TBL process
  • Learn how to convert non-TBL course material into a TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development and learn how to overcome them
  • Improve your TBL facilitation skills by adopting the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Develop insights into online TBL
  • How to improve student teamwork for learning effectiveness and engagement
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of global educators

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

Registration Now Open for TBLC Educational Development Webinars

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to offer two new online educational development webinars, beginning on September 26 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitators by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)

When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)

When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

*Reminder* #TBLC22 Workshop Abstracts Due September 1, 2021

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2022 TBLC Meeting from March 5 – 8, 2022 in Orlando, Florida is September 1, 2021. The theme for the 2022 meeting is Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World.

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, 2021.

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

Want to present at the #TBLC22 meeting in Orlando? Here’s how!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 21st annual meeting from Saturday, March 5 – Tuesday, March 8, 2022. We are planning an exciting in-person event filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. We hope 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. Abstracts are currently welcomed for workshops and will be welcomed for oral focus sessions, and posters soon. More information in regards to the submission instructions and deadlines can be found below.

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. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2021.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants will be invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions will be coming soon.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 15, 2021.

Posters
We will soon be inviting 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. We will have a dedicated session for poster viewing and presentations. More information about the submission instructions will be coming soon.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 15, 2021.

More information regarding the call for Oral Focus Session and Poster Abstract submission is forthcoming.

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