The deadline for workshop abstract submission for the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon is Monday, July 15, 2019.
*UPDATED FOR 2020* Please note that workshops do not need to be presented in TBL format.
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.
Poster and Oral abstract submission will open in August. New for 2020, authors will have two tracks for Oral presentations: Research and Focus Session. More information regarding those abstracts, including submission instructions, will be shared next month. If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is our pleasure to announce that we have two newly elected members of our Steering Committee. Thanks to all who participated in our recent election process. These new Steering Committee members will initiate their terms immediately.
President-Elect Julie Estis University of South Alabama (2019-2021)
Member-at-Large Health Sciences Sarah Lerchenfeldt Oakland University William Beaumont SOM (2019-2022)
Moving off of the Steering Committee is Karla Kubitz, Past President. That position will now be held for a two-year term by Michael Nelson as Michelle Farland steps into the role of TBLC President. Please join us in congratulating our new and renewed Steering Committee members as they work toward our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.
Each of these all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops:
Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, the sequence of events, and the benefits of TBL. Learning Objectives:
Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
Explain how and why TBL works.
Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.
Creating an Effective TBL Module This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.
Participants will practice and develop skills for creating effective Team-Based Learning modules by participating in the following activities:
a clarification of the process and importance of readiness assurance
differentiation of the levels and types of application exercise questions
an opportunity to practice writing objectives for an application exercise writing an application exercise and comparing and contrasting the application exercises of others
The TBLC is seeking a new Executive Editor of Publications. The primary role of the Executive Editor of Publications is to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board and provide oversight to the TBL module resource bank that is available to all members. The TBLC is also excited about a new opportunity to partner with an external company to build TBL modules for their customers to use in their classrooms. The Executive Editor of Publications will work collaboratively with the TBLC President related to this project serving a 3-year term.
Expertise in TBL and passion to provide leadership
Management of the TBLC Resource Bank
Enthusiasm to develop potential new ventures related to publication opportunities
Experience serving as a reviewer in a peer review process
Participation in monthly Steering Committee meetings
Experience as an editorial board member, assistant/associate editor, or editor for a journal, book, electronic educational resource, etc.
To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae via email to email@example.com.
Application deadline: August 9, 2019
Please review the TBLC bylaws for more information about the Steering Committee. If you have any questions about this position or the duties pertained therein please firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help TBLC members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals in 2020-2021. Project budgets of $2,000-$5,000 may be requested, with single institution projects to be awarded at the low end, and collaborative multi-institution projects at the high end.
The TBLC is piloting a partnership with EHR Go™ to create TBL modules that accompany patient cases in their educational electronic health record. The TBLC is seeking people in the health sciences with expertise in the areas listed below to serve as either an author or reviewer of the modules. Areas of Expertise:
Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist
A brief description of the patient case that was selected for this pilot is below:
Harold Jenkins (scene 2) is a 74-year-old who has recently had a total hip replacement for osteoarthritis. After a short hospital stay he was transferred for inpatient rehabilitation at Valley View Therapy Center. While at the Therapy Center, he developed signs of depression and an SSRI was started. He is now receiving outpatient rehabilitation services via home health in his assisted living apartment. Harold has early stage dementia and needs home health care with nursing, physical, and occupational therapies. Author Responsibilities:
Write a TBL module to accompany the patient case that is specific to your profession.
Co-write a TBL module with authors from other health professions that could be used in an interprofessional education experience.
TBL modules will include:
Recommendations for pre-class preparation materials (e.g. textbook chapter, clinical practice guideline, review article)
Individual and team readiness assurance test questions and answer key
Team application activities
TBL module facilitator guide
Attend an EHR Go™ training webinar (or review the recording of the webinar)
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the medical information included in the modules.
The first draft of the discipline-specific TBL module is due on July 29, 2019.
The first draft of the interprofessional TBL module is due on August 26, 2019.
Critically evaluate the structure of the TBL module created to ensure that it follows the principles of TBL. (checklists of essential TBL module components will be provided)
Critically evaluate learning objectives and multiple choice questions (RAT, Team applications) are written to a high standard that follow best practices. (checklists of high-quality learning objectives and multiple choice questions will be provided)
Attend an EHR Go™ training webinar (or review the recording of the webinar)
Submit comments for the author within 2 weeks from the time the module was received. We anticipate sending discipline-specific modules to reviewers in early August 2019 and the interprofessional module in early September 2019.
Authors and Reviewers will receive nominal compensation for their work related to this project. For questions regarding the role of the authors or reviewers, please contact Michelle Farland (email@example.com).
To volunteer to serve as an author or reviewer, please send the information below to: Danielle Inscoe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Area of expertise
Preference to serve as an author or reviewer
Brief description of your experience developing TBL modules
Do you have a favorite module you use in your classes that you’d love to share with others in your field? Be sure to submit your completed module to the TBLC Resource Bank!
If you’d like to submit your module, click here to download the submission form. The submission form includes all information necessary for teaching your module as well as instructions on submitting it. Once received, your module will be peer-reviewed by members of the TBLC Editorial Board.
We would especially like to receive modules from any non-health sciences subject, but all subjects are welcome!
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 19th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
Abstracts are currently welcomed for Workshop presentation formats.
Workshops will be accepted within one of three tracks and need not necessarily be presented in TBL format:
Innovations & Applications track
Scholarship & Research 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
Title of workshop
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.
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.)
Specific learning objectives of the workshop (behavioral)
Format: the method that leaders will use during the workshop; include description of how essential elements of TBL will be incorporated.
Detailed schedule of workshop activities, with each segment in minutes, including breaks (assume total duration of 120 minutes).
Advance assignments for participants (optional)
Audio-visual requirements: provide a list. NOTE: This will be confirmed by the Admin Planning Team as to availability.
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, 2020.
If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at email@example.com.
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2020 research grant program.
All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon.