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Registration for #TBLC20 is NOW OPEN

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

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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.

Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

The TBLC Attendee room rate will be $189 per night.

For more information, visit the 2020 TBLC Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland in March!

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2020 Program Chair & Co-Chair

Free Research Webinar Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning

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.

Title: Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning
Presenter: Amanda Emke
Time: Wednesday, November 6 at 12 PM EST
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1950082130659179789

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Stay tuned for a new webinar each month. Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

*Last Chance* #TBLC20 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

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. 

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”

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!

TBLC Best Paper Award Submissions Due October 15

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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.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2019

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before October 15 to support@tblcadmin.org.

Archive Available for the Free Webinar Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum

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 support@tblcadmin.org.

Call for Member Announcements in TBLC Global News

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The next issue of the membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), TBLC Global News, will be published in November. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information about our collaborative, about opportunities to get involved with TBLC, and about 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 or landed a great new job in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your professional accomplishments in our newsletter.

For inclusion in the next edition,please submit your item online here: https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/member_news

TBLC 2020 Call for Best Paper Award Submissions – Due October 15

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 (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

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.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2019

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before October 15 to support@tblcadmin.org.

*Reminder* Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown. 

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral round table 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 round table 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 round table presentations.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals
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
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
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”.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the following oral presentations:

ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Authors are invited to present their research results in an oral presentation. These oral presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes for the research summary and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

ORAL FOCUS SESSIONS
Authors are invited to present innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based. These sessions will help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting. These sessions will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes to frame the topic of discussion and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

Submission Instructions:

1. Abstracts should be 300 words or less in length     • Research presentation template: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion
     • Focus session template: Description of the problem or issue, proposed solutions or approaches, limitations
2. References are NOT required for these submissions
3. Criteria for review will include:
     • Importance/significance of the topic
     • Generalizability/Transferability of information for use at other institutions
     • Clarity of the abstract 
 Please note that Wifi will NOT be available for focus sessions. Please be sure to plan accordingly.

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.

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”

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!

Registration Still Available for 2019 TBLC Regional Workshops in Phoenix & Mechanicsburg

Registration is still available for two unique opportunities to learn about team-based learning at the TBLC regional workshops in Phoenix, Arizona and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  

TBLC19 Reg AZ

TBL Regional Workshop – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
Faculty Instructors: Judi Bradetich and Chris Burns

TBLC19 Reg PA

TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Faculty Instructors: Liz Winter and Sarah Leupen

These all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops each: Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL & Creating an Effective TBL Module. You won’t want to miss these essential TBL courses that, by the end of the day, will have you ready to take team-based learning back to your classroom.

Visit the website for the Regional Workshop – Phoenix or the Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburgfor more information on the sessions, speakers, hotel accommodations and to register. 

We hope to see you there!