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Earn Your TBL Fundamentals Certificate at #TBLC24!

The TBLC 2024 Annual Conference will be held at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, from March 2-5, 2024! Once again for the in-person conference is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the conference certified in facilitating TBL! 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Evaluation
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module

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

Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in a live environment while they build upon their own professional development. If you attend this TBLC-sponsored workshop series – your certificate will be sent to you automatically! 

Can’t attend the entire conference but want to take the Fundamentals Series workshops and earn the certificate? No problem! Registration for the conference is not required to attend the pre-conference Fundamentals courses. For more information, and to register, click here

Interested in Earning a TBLC Certification?

The TBLC offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at www.teambasedlearning.org and clicking on Resources.

Fundamentals
To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy.

All five Fundamentals workshops will be available at the TBLC 2024 Annual Conference. Click here for details!

Can’t make it to the TBLC 2024 Conference? InteDashbaord will be offering the Fundamentals series virtually this June. Click here for details!


Practitioner
The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy.

Trainer-Consultant
The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

Registration Now Open for #TBLC24!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 23rd Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 2-5, 2024 at Collin College in McKinney, TX, USA. “Growing Through TBL” will be the central theme for the conference.

March 2-5, 2024
McKinney, Texas, USA

Conference Highlights: Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for March 2 and March 3, 2024. These sessions will provide attendees with the Fundamentals of Team-Based Learning, including the creation of modules and effective implementation strategies.

The conference will have two plenary addresses presented by experts in the field of TBL. Our plenary speakers are Dr. Wendy Duncan from California Health Sciences University and Dr. Matthew Fete from Chicago State University.

The conference will also include hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. While pre-conference Fundamentals workshops will provide attendees with the basics of team-based learning, sessions on Innovation and Research & Scholarship will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or collect, analyze, and publish their work in Team-Based Learning.

For more information, visit the TBLC 2024 Annual Conference website. We look forward to seeing you in Texas next March!

Thank you,
Daniel Griffin, PhD
David Fuentes, EdD, PharmD, MSOL, SHRM-CP
Chair and Co-Chair of the 2024 Program Committee

Register Now for the January 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, January 9, 2023, at 6:00 PM Eastern and continues through Janaury 23. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, January 9
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Thursday, January 11
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development presented Tuesday, January 16
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL presented Thursday, January 18
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, January 23

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

New to TBL? Check Out These Resources!

If you are a new educator or new to team-based learning, the TBLC has a comprehensive list of resources available for you to begin your practice.

  • Books and Basics – Find the source material you need to get started in TBL, written by the founders and masters of the art.
  • TBL Consultants – Looking for a mentor in your region? The TBLC maintains a listing of current trainers and mentors from around the globe who are ready to help you grow in your TBL practice. 
  • Fundamentals, Practitioner and Trainer-Consultant Certifications – Looking to enhance your practice or further your study of TBL? Earning a level of certification is great way to take a deeper dive into the study and practice of team-based learning. Workshops, research and training are led by certified Trainer-Consultants who can help you upskill your teaching style in a one-on-one approach.
  • Online best practices – Is your class sticking with an online delivery method? Did you find that online delivery just works better for your students? So can TBL! In the whtie paper “Off to On” Michele Clark et al. give step-by-step instructions on how to take your modules from the classroom to the desktop. 

Looking for a deeper dive into TBL? Join the Collaborative and gain access to:

  • TBLC Modules – written and peer-reviewed by fellow TBL educators, these modules have everything you need to get a subject or topic started in your classroom.
  • TBLC Research Grants – The TBLC supports and encourages research and scholarship in TBL. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals each year.
  • Communities of Practice – Members also have access to join any of three existing Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship, TBL for Training and TBL Online.
  • TBLC Social Hours – Join live discussions or view recaps of burning questions from global TBL educators from around the world. Broadcast live the second Wednesday of each month, TBLC Social Hours offer a forum for members to gather and discuss best practices. 
  • Mentor Matching Program – Looking to link up one on one with another experienced TBLer to help navigate your own team-based learning journey? TBLC members can volunteer to mentor or match with a mentor to grow their skillset and support each other.

For more information on team-based learning, and to join the Collaborative, visit www.teambasedlearning.org.

Connect with the TBL Community at the Mid-Year Virtual Forum!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Artificial Intelligence & Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We are excited to welcome each of you to this exciting full day of activities, discussion and learning!


Networking Spotlight: Community Connections

When: October 13, 2023 from  2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (EDT)
Session Description: Come together with peers from various backgrounds in specialized breakout rooms, where you can forge connections and delve deeper into subjects encompassing TBL, AI, and more.

To learn more about this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org

We hope to see you in October!

Dolowitz to Present “Improve Critical Thinking Skills with the Synergy of GAI and TBL Application Exercises”

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Artificial Intelligence & Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We are excited to welcome Annetta Dolowitz from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to lead the workshop Improve Critical Thinking Skills with the Synergy of General AI and TBL Application Exercises.

Improve Critical Thinking Skills with the Synergy of GAI and TBL Application Exercises

When: October 13, 2023 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (EDT)
Session Description: Participants will engage in an application exercise while exploring how to utilize GAI for answers and techniques to facilitate critical thinking regarding the generated answers.

To learn more about this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org.

We hope to see you in October!

Bulchand & Verma to Present”ChatGPT-Proof Your TBL Classes”

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Artificial Intelligence & Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We are excited to welcome Sarada Bulchand from Duke-NUS Medical School and Shreya Verma from CognaLearn to lead the workshop ChatGPT-Proof Your TBL Classes. 

ChatGPT-Proof Your TBL Classes

When: October 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Session Description: AI language models like ChatGPT are creating excitement and concerns in the education community. ChatGPT can understand and generate human-like language and be used by educators and students for various purposes such as creating content, enhancing critical thinking, answering questions and providing feedback. Join us to explore ChatGPT and discuss how it can be used by educators in team-based learning to streamline processes and content. We will also discuss the potential challenges of using AI models.

To learn more about this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org.

We hope to see you in October!

Reminder* Workshop Abstracts for the #TBLC24 Annual Conference Still Accepted

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 23rd annual conference, to be held early March 2024. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. We are still welcoming workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, in-person 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, in-person session. All workshops are allotted 1:45 hours and should be in the TBL format or at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 15, 2023.

As a reminder, the call for Poster & Oral abstracts will be opening in September and will have a deadline of October 15, 2023. If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Join TBLC for the Mid-Year Virtual Forum! Registration is NOW OPEN!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend the 2023 TBLC Mid-Year Virtual Forum on October 13, 2023, where we will explore the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Team-Based Learning. This online event, hosted by the TBLC, will offer attendees a chance to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices. You will also enjoy a variety of engaging sessions, including a keynote presentation, interactive TBL-style workshops, and a lively panel discussion of the emerging opportunities and challenges that AI brings to education and training.

Join us for a one-day virtual event where you can connect with colleagues from around the world as we:

  • Explore ways to ChatGPT-proof our TBL courses
  • Synergize General AI and TBL application exercises to improve critical thinking skills
  • Connect with the TBL community to forge connections and delve deeper into TBL, AI and more
  • Engage in a fast-paced info session with leaders in the field

When: Friday, October 13, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET

From an expert plenary session to interactive TBL-style workshops to dedicated community building, this will be an engaging opportunity for growth, learning and relationship building.

We hope to see you in October!