Latest Updates

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering this unique online opportunity beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9 AM Eastern and continuing through April 22. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, April 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, April 13
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, April 15
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, April 20
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, April 22

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

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the April series? No problem! The full series will be offered again in June 2021. We hope you can join us!

Spaces Still Available in TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development Workshop

Don’t miss the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session, held this Wednesday, March 31, will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

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 Today for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development

There is still time to register for the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

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.

Registration for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development is NOW OPEN

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to announce its new series of online webinars, beginning with a session led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

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.

TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to announce its new series of online webinars, beginning with a session led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh). Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10am Eastern for their session “TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity.

Registration will be opening soon. Watch your inbox!

TBLC Practitioners & Trainer-Consultants Class of 2021

We would like to extend our congratulations to 8 individuals who have completed all requirements to become either a TBLC Certified Practitioner or Trainer-Consultant over the last year. The graduates in 2021 are:

  • May Abdelaziz – Practitioner
  • Neal Carter – Practitioner
  • Ragi George – Practitioner
  • Liu Hua – Practitioner
  • Brooke Nodeland – Practitioner
  • Stephen Schneid – Practitioner
  • Annette Burgess – Trainer-Consultant
  • Cortny Williams – Trainer-Consultant

Our new Practitioners all took the next step to consolidate their implementation of TBL and enhance their practice with the support of experts in our community. They each successfully evidenced their competency in the core knowledge and activities of an effective TBL educator through a practical process that encourages reflection and development.

The award of Trainer-Consultant is for colleagues who have developed expertise and who are now influencing and supporting the professional practice of others in TBL. It is both a demonstration of their commitment to improving teaching and learning and acknowledgment of their impact in this area.

Please join me in celebrating the achievements of our class of 2021!

If you would like to explore how our certifications can support your professional development and career aspirations, please get in touch by emailing support@tblcadmin.org or vising the TBLC Certifications page.

Thank you,
Rebecca McCarter
TBLC Training and Certification Committee Chair

Kristin Janke and Ruth Levine Win TBLC 2021 Best Paper Awards

During the recent 2021 business meeting at the virtual annual meeting, we recognized two papers that stood out among the rest. In an effort to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning through research and scholarly publications, two papers were awarded top honors in the following categories:

Research Category
Dr. Kristin Janke
Determining Indicators of High-Quality Application Activities for Team-Based Learning

Kristin Janke, Roberts A. Bechtol, Stephanie James, Gardner Lepp, Rebecca Moote & Peter Clapp. Am J Pharm Educ, 83(9):1920-1928. 2019

Scholarship Category
Dr. Ruth Levine
The Facilitator Instrument for Team-Based Learning (FIT)

Ruth E. Levine, Peggy Hsieh, P. Adam Kelly, Lisa Carchedi, Jennifer Gibson, Paul Haidet, Paul Koles, Lindsey Pershern, Dawnelle Schatte, Brenda Talley, Dwight Wolf & Britta Thompson. Teaching and Learning in Med., 32(1):82-90. 2020

Winning articles were published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2019 or 2020), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

Where to Find Quick Help During the #TBLC21 Virtual Conference

As we put the finishing touches on the 20th Annual TBLC Meeting, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the volunteers, attendees, speakers and sponsors that have already made our event a success.

The TBLC Administrative Office will have limited availability on March 2-5, 2021 while facilitating the meeting. Response times may be delayed as we remotely staff the virtual event. Need help in a hurry? Here are the best ways to find answers to your questions.

Event FAQ
Looking for information on pre-readings, switching sessions, or how to view the plenary sessions after the live event? Quickly find answers here on the Event FAQ page.

TBLC Membership Information
Looking for information on how to join the Collaborative or need to pay your member dues? Check the Member page!

Pre-Readings
Missing a set of pre-readings for one of your upcoming workshops? No worries! All pre-readings are emailed out before the beginning of the event, so double-check your junk folder for that message. Still can’t find them? Visit the Event Hub page and scroll down to the bottom of the FAQ section. *You will need the email address and password that you set up during your registration to access this page.*

When all else fails, reach out to support@tblcadmin.org. We will respond to your questions as quickly as we can.

#TBLC21 Featured Workshop: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability?

With the 2021 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design. This session will be presented by Mike Boutin and Dominique Murphy. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design
Presented by: Emile Mike Boutin and Dominique Murphy – MGH Institute of Health Professions
Date & Time: Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET

ave you struggled with making self and peer assessment an integral and valuable part of TBL?  Would you like a way to develop soft skills in your students that are not explicitly developed in your curriculum, but are needed in the workplace? The MGH Institute of Health Professions Physician Assistant program’s TBL process of self and peer assessments has evolved organically since its inception in 2016.  In this workshop using TBL principles and backwards design, we will discuss the evolution of our self and peer assessment process from an anonymous survey that only held teammates accountable, to a process that includes a workshop on a particular theme like giving and receiving feedback, followed by a face-to-face small group process session that intentionally holds all members of the team accountable but also cultivates soft skills needed by our students in their professional settings. Small group break out rooms and a virtual gallery walk of possible themes and learning objectives will provide participants with the opportunity to consider self and peer assessments as not just the most challenging component of TBL, but also as the component with the most potential for student development and growth.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

#TBLC21 Featured Workshop: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat

With the 2021 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat: A TBL Immersive Approach to Faculty Development. This session will be presented by David Fuentes, Jeremy Hughes and Will Ofstad. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design
Presented by: David Fuentes – University of Portland
Jeremy Hughes – Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Will Ofstad – West Coast University
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET

Faculty can imagine the implications that TBL has on learners’ study strategies, time management, and overall student life, however, few faculty have experienced TBL from the seat of the learner. By modifying the traditional faculty and staff development model to one utilizing TBL methodologies, there is an opportunity to “kill multiple birds with one stone”. Faculty and staff can experience TBL as a learner, observe TBL facilitation, and gain knowledge to help them better complete various aspects of their jobs. The purpose of this workshop is to empower attendees to expand their approach to faculty and staff development within their departments and across their institutions to one that utilizes TBL methodology. Readiness materials will include articles and videos discussing faculty development techniques based on androgological theories. Strategies for improving faculty participation and engagement in their own professional development will be identified through collaborative discussions and case-based learning. Workshop attendees will work in teams to create a sample faculty development curriculum, identifying core topics, activities, and schedules, for a simulated department/college within a larger institution.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.