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*Reminder* Call for Workshop Abstracts for #TBLC21

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2021 TBLC Virtual Meeting from March 3 – 5, 2021 is November 5, 2020.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous 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 10AM and 2PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended. All workshops will be delivered using the same online platform. To make sure you are comfortable with the selected platform, detailed instructions and virtual training sessions will be provided for workshop presenters. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by November 5, 2020.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Register Now: The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to:

  • Find out how to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment
  • Learn about widely available and budget-friendly technology
  • See examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules
  • Benefit from this unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online

Register now for the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Zoom workshop! 

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Comments from past participants:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the instructors was exceptional
  • World-class expertise in the room – great sharing of best practice
  • I loved the opportunity to interact with the content and to discuss it with my workshop team
  • Thank you for the resource list
  • Extremely well organized
  • Showed how to use the technology by having us use it
  • WOW, that was really powerful!

This workshop is designed to help TBL™ practitioners implement high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. We appraise a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems.

Important: attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

There is Still Time to Join the TBLC & InteDashboard Fundamentals Series

Don’t miss your opportunity to join this unique online opportunity 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 The TBL Fundamentals Series beginning Thursday, October 15 at 9 AM EDT and continues through October 29. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, October 15
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 20
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 22
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, October 27
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, October 29

Click here for more information

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, please click the link below. 

Register here!

Applications Due Oct. 8 – Call for TBLC Executive Editor of Publications

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 expanding the resources available to members and is seeking someone who can think creatively to provide new services to the membership.

More information on the position can be found here.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) describing your past experiences and new ideas you have to create new ventures related to publication opportunities. Also include a curriculum vitae. Submit the letter of intent and curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org.

Application deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2020

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 contact Michelle Farland via email (mfarland@cop.ufl.edu).

Featured Resource – TBLC Webinar Archives

The TBLC often presents webinars regarding topics and methods that are of interest to our members. An archive of those recorded sessions is made available to TBLC members and kept on the member web site. Sessions include:

  • Getting Research Idea with the Aim of Publication
  • Dissecting a TBL Research Project and Identifying Strategies for Success
  • Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum
  • Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning
  • Experiences in Moving TBL Online
  • Experiences in Moving TBL Online Part 2

For more information on these sessions, and to access the recorded sessions, please visit the TBLC Webinar Archive.

Registration Now Open for TBLC & InteDashboard 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 Thursday, October 15 at 9 AM EDT and continues through October 29. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, October 15
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 20
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 22
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, October 27
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, October 29

Click here for more information

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, please click the link below. 

Register here!

*Reminder* 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: best scholarship paper and best research paper.

Submit your paper here!

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 or 2019), 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 2021 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2020

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.

How to Connect with the TBLC Admin Team

To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know the members of the TBLC Admin Team and what they do for the Collaborative.

Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
Collaborative Manager
Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 9 years in many different ways. Currently, she is responsible for Board and Committee support and conference management. Julie will continue to oversee the rest of the management team to support the overall needs of the Collaborative.

Danielle Inscoe, QAS
Managing Director
Danielle manages all day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and serves as direct support for the many committees within the association, including the Steering Committee.

Cassie Chinn, MAJ, QAS
Communications Director
Cassie serves TBLC as the liaison of communications between and among the membership and the outreach audiences. She helps create messaging to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. 

Amoritia Strogen-Hewett, QAS
Conference Logistics
Amoritia handles all conference and regional workshop logistics. She works closely with the annual program committee to structure, plan and execute each meeting, ensuring its success.

Chris Johnston
Financial Manager
Chris is currently responsible for payment processing for TBLC be it membership dues or conference registrations or any other fees that may be required and works directly with TBLC accountant Brent Walls, CPA.

How to Connect with the Team
By mail:
TBLC
c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1014 6th Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-208-8011
Fax: 304-523-9701

By Email:support@tblcadmin.org

#TBLC20 Oral Presentations – Research & Scholarship Track

In an effort to still share with you the fruits of thousands of hours of research, writing and dedicated work, the TBLC Program Committee is happy to present the recordings of the slate of 2020 Oral Presentations. To view the presentations, visit https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020_orals. Abstracts are listed in one of three categories – Fundamentals, Innovation and Research & Scholarship.

Each category showcases work from educators around the globe implementing TBL in their own classrooms, both in-person and virtual. Presentations from the Research & Scholarship track include conclusions 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.”

The RAPsody of Virtual Reality Team-Based Learning
Jody K. Takemoto | Rachel A. Bratteli | Brittany L. Parmentier | Thayer Merritt | Leanne Coyne
California Heath Sciences University | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | California Health Sciences University
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

Faculty Approaches and Attitudes towards TBL Pre-Class Learning Materials
Allen Keshishian Namagerdi
California Health Sciences University, College of Pharmacy
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

The Effects of Team-Based Learning (TBL) on Leadership Development: Initial Perspectives from Pharmacy Preceptors and Student Pharmacists
Marta Brooks| Robert Haight
Regis University
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

We would like to thank all the authors who were able and willing to record their oral presentations to share with the wider audience of TBL educators. We hope you find their presentations insightful and useful to your practice.