Latest Updates

TBLC – Featured Module: Cellular Membranes and Membrane Transporters

This month’s featured module is Cellular Membranes and Membrane Transporters. The Module was developed by Dr. Ruth Vinall, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Fall of 2016. The Cellular Membranes and Membrane Transporters module was designed for a course in a Biochemistry and Cell & Molecular Biology course. The is a foundational course that is taught to an average of 120 pharmacy students during the first year/first semester of their 4 year PharmD program. The majority of students are bio majors. This is one of 23 TBL modules in a one semester 5 unit course.

The Module focuses on five learning goals. The Learning Goals are:

  • Describe the key differences in structure and function of transporters, ion channels, and aquaporins.
  • Explain why transporters and ion channels are essential for cell function and survival.
  • Compare and contrast the properties of different types of membrane transporters and how this impacts function.
  • Discuss how dysfunction of membrane transporters can result in diseases and disorders.
  • Utilize knowledge of membrane transporters to select appropriate therapeutic targets and interventions.

The Cellular Membranes and Membrane Transporters module includes a seven question RAT and one three-part Application Exercise.

This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. Click here to log in to the Member’s Site.

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to resources@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Scholarship/Research Collaboration Opportunities!

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce we have developed a process for you to seek collaborators and mentors for scholarly writing and research projects.

The process will work as follows:

  1. Complete this survey for each scholarly writing and research project idea you have.*
  2. The Scholarship Committee will review responses monthly.
  3. The Scholarship Committee will solicit collaborators/mentors via the membership email listserv on your behalf.
  4. Members with interest in collaborating on the project will contact the idea generators directly.
  5. Once the writing/research team is identified go ahead and get to work!

*Please note this survey was built using Google Forms. You may have difficulty accessing it from a computer/tablet at work, so we recommend to try using a personal device at home.

We look forward to assisting to create collaborative scholarship/research teams among the TBLC!

There’s still time left to register for the TBLC 2017 Regional Workshop in Chicago

There’s still some time left to register for the TBLC Regional Workshop in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 30th at the Chicago O’Hare Hilton. Amy Lin, Abbas Hyderi, and Hugh Clements-Jewery will be presenting the following sessions:

  • TBL 101 – This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in a TBL format, participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.
  • Creating an Effective 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.

Please click here to register today. For additional details please contact the TBLC office by phone (304) 208-8011 or email at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC – Steering Committee Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce to you that we have one newly elected and one re-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:
Michelle Farland
University of Florida
(2017-2019)

Member-at-Large Higher Education:
Peter Balan
University of South Australia
(2017-2020)

We’re also pleased to announce that the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws revisions were approved!

Please join us in congratulating our new Steering Committee members as they join our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.

TBLC 2018 – Workshop Abstract Deadline Extended – Deadline July 22!

The deadline for the 2018 Call for Workshop Abstracts has been extended one week! Please be sure to submit your proposal in the format requested through the online abstract submission site found here.

The new deadline for submission is July 22, 2017.

Please note that the call for poster abstracts will be sent in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or issues submitting your workshop abstract, please email Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2018 – Last Chance to Submit a Workshop Abstract – Deadline July 15

The deadline for the 2018 Call for Workshop Abstracts is quickly drawing close! As a reminder, proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site found here.

The deadline for submission is July 15, 2017.

Please note that the call for poster abstracts will be sent in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or issues submitting your workshop abstract, please email Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC – Active Learning Conference at Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University, together with Nottingham Trent University and University of Bradford, is holding an Active Learning Conference on September 11-12, 2017. Pre-conference masterclasses will take place on 11 September, with the main conference on 12 September. Professor Mike Sharples, Chair in Educational Technology Learning and Teaching Innovation, Open University, will give the keynote address, followed by workshops and presentations.

Active learning focuses on students actively engaging in their learning through active problem-based learning, inverted or flipped classroom approaches, Team-Based Learning (TBL), SCALE-UP, and technology-enhanced active learning (TEAL).

Space is limited, so if you’re planning on attending the Active Learning Conference at Anglia Ruskin University, be sure to register soon! Click here for more information on the Active Learning Conference or to register today.

TBLC 2018 – Reminder Workshop Abstract Submission Deadline July 15

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2018 TBLC meeting in San Diego, California from March 1-3, 2018 is July 15, 2017.

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.

If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

New Modules Added to the TBLC Resource Bank

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative resource bank has been updated with three new TBL teaching modules! When you log into the Member Only section of the TBLC website, click on the Resource Bank to view the TBL modules available and to access these new modules. Below is a listing of the newly added TBL teaching modules:

Title: The Manager’s Job
Author: Mark Harrison

Title: Ensuring Student Buy-in and Engagement with TBL or Flipped Classes
Author: Peter Balan, Michele Clark, and Greg Restall

Title: Team-Based Learning in an Online Environment
Author: Michele Clark

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to resources@tblcadmin.org.

If you have any difficulty accessing these resources, please contact support@tblcadmin.org.