The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in January. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and each other.
We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments in our newsletter!
Please submit your news online here for inclusion in the next edition. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments in the newsletter, but welcome you to share your personal news on the TBLC Facebook page!
The 2020 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 17, 2020. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL certification, or choose from several other course offerings. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!
Workshops being offered on Sunday, March 15 include:
Research Development Day In this course, attendees will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help attendees in the development of a particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom* Presenter: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh
Effective facilitation is an integral component of the successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity that requires the instructor to implement strategies that engage the audience and promote intrinsic motivation to participate. The purpose of this workshop is to share a diverse range of facilitation strategies that instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.
Problem-Solving Barriers to TBL Delivery: Diving into the Gray Literature Presenter: Will Ofstad – California Health Sciences University
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to engage in self-directed problem solving for improved TBL delivery:
Identify: define common barriers, articulate assumptions, and delineate knowledge gaps.
Structure: classify barriers by context and instructional phase; break down and prioritize sub-problems.
Solutions: research prior knowledge; generate, reuse, and/or integrate possible solutions and limitations; assess against a quality learning environment criteria.
Improve: validate implantation; solicit peer review and reflect; generalize to other problems; reproduce and disseminate if novel.
Digging Deeper into Different Types of Mentoring Relationships, How to Make them Work for YOU Presenter: Jody Takemoto – California Health Sciences University Christopher Burns – California Health Sciences University
In our everyday lives, we play various mentoring types of roles in our student’s and colleagues’ lives. Having these types of effective relationships is important for both professional and personal growth. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to differentiate the role of mentees, mentors, coaches, sponsors, and connectors and deploy acquired tools to make these relationships effective for them.
Peer Evaluation and Team Development* Presenter: Michelle Farland – University of Florida Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
The objectives of this workshop include:
Review the key components of a PF system in TBL.
Present best practices for PF implementation for various educational settings.
Promote participants to design a PF system that fits the needs and characteristics of their own institutions.
Promote the development of partnerships among TBLC members for future collaboration on PF research.
*These workshops are on the Fundamentals Certification track.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2020 TBLC Meeting, please click here.
The 19th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, President of Mills College in Oakland, California.
Plenary: Transforming Teaching and Learning at Mills College Inclusive excellence, community engagement, and integrated academic and student-life experiences are essential to Mills’ commitment to accelerating their students’ opportunities and building a sustainable economic model for a small college in Oakland, a thriving and complex urban landscape.
Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman is the 14th President of Mills College. She brings to Mills extensive experience in higher education administration and instruction and a distinguished background working on key gender and women’s issues. Hillman’s expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in military organizations and culture has brought her national and international recognition. She has been an expert witness testifying before Congress on numerous occasions. She is a sought-after educator and speaker on the topics of sexual assault and harassment, and women’s leadership and rights. In 2013–2014, she served on the Response Systems to the Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP), and also chaired the RSP’s Comparative Systems Subcommittee.
We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion.
Thank you, Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong 2020 Program Chair & Co-Chair
March is just around the corner! Will you be joining us in Portland, OR?
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The 19th Annual TBLC Conference will be March 14-17, 2020.
The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning(TM). Our past conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world.
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 19th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, USA. “Diversity in Learning” will be the central theme for the conference, in which 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.
When: March 14 – 17, 2019 Where: Portland, Oregon, USA
Meeting Highlights: Pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th. All five workshops for the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate will be offered during this time. (For more information on the Fundamentals certificate, please click here) The conference itself will begin on the evening of Sunday, March 15th with an opening plenary by Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman, the President of Mills College in Oakland, California. Dr. Yves Labissiere, an associate professor at Portland State University in Portland Oregon, will be also deliver plenary session on the morning of Monday March 16th. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought-provoking sessions.
New to the 2020 conference are expert panels and oral focus sessions. During the expert panels, conference attendees will have the opportunity to ask TBL experts for advice in regards to the more challenging aspects of TBL. The oral focus sessions will be short presentations on innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based in an effort to help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting.
The conference will also include interactive workshops, oral research presentations and poster sessions. The 19th annual TBLC Conference will be a wonderful experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.
In next month’s free TBLC webinar, presenter Amanda Emke from Washington University School of Medicine will discuss assessing professional behaviors in pre-clerkship medical students in a team setting. Preclinical physician training often focuses on individual knowledge acquisition as students work individually and indirectly with faculty assessors. Therefore, the assessment of professionalism in preclinical training allowing for longitudinal assessment and early recognition of at-risk behaviors continues to present challenges. Team-Based Learning (TBL), with peer interactions at its instructional core, provides unique opportunities for direct observation of professional behaviors. Dr. Emke and her team developed a novel assessment strategy using paired self- and peer-assessments of professional behaviors observed during TBL sessions.
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind you one last time to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019
We are asking for abstracts in the Fundamentals, Innovations and Research/Scholarship tracks. We are also welcoming abstracts for oral research presentations as well as oral focus sessions.
This year we are encouraging poster presentations in an updated size and format.
Presenters are being encouraged to explore an updated poster format that includes a headline with major findings, a bulleted list of important research information, and a QR code that links to more information.
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: October 15, 2019
While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning (TBL) through research and scholarly publications and therefore announces the 2020 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:
Best Scholarship paper
Best Research paper
Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2019 or 2018), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2020 TBLC meeting to accept the award.
In our third free webinar this year, presenters Ruth Levine, Dawnelle Schatte and Lindsey Persher discussed their experiences with creating a common curriculum through collaboration with multiple institutions. They presented their findings regarding the impact of Team-Based Learning as pedagogy, as well as the challenges and gains of collaborating with faculty from other institutions.
Want to watch the webinar again? Did you miss it the first time around? Don’t worry! Find the link to the archive to this session, and our previous sessions, below:
Title: Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum Presenters: Dawnelle Schatte, Lindsey Pershern and Amanda Emke Time: Tuesday, October 1 at 12 PM EST Archive link: https://vimeo.com/363637813
Title: Dissecting a TBL Research Project and Identifying Strategies for Success Presenter: Dr. Kristin Janke Time: Tuesday, September 3 at 12 PM EST Archive link: https://vimeo.com/358063240
Title: Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication Presenter: Dr. Peter Balan, OAM Time: Tuesday, April 23 at 12 PM EST Archive link: https://vimeo.com/332298888
Stay tuned for a new webinar each month. Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at email@example.com.