Latest Updates

How to Update Your TBLC Membership Profile

Did you know that you can update your contact information and add a picture to your TBLC Membership Profile? If you would like to update your information, you can do so by logging in to the TBLC Member’s Only section of the website here.

Once logged in, click “My Profile” at the top of the page. Once here, you can upload a picture to your profile by clicking on the current picture shown and also make any necessary changes to your membership profile, such as adding your address, phone number, or university.

If you have any questions about uploading your picture or updating your membership profile, contact Danielle Inscoe at

January Featured Resource

This month’s featured module is the Vocal Pathologies module. The Module was developed by Dr. Julie Estis, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Fall of 2016. The Vocal Pathologies module was designed for “Exercise Psychology,” which is a required class for undergraduates majoring in Exercise Science as an undergraduate basic science course as well as a free elective for all students.

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

  1. Differentially diagnose voice disorders based on etiology, laryngeal structure, and laryngeal
  2. Analyze vocal fold imaging to determine structural and function vocal pathology

The Units and Measurement module includes a 10 question RAT and 1 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.

Featured Member – Marty Eng

Marty EngMarty is an Associate Professor at Cedarville University in Ohio, where his field of instruction is Pharmacy with a focus on Neurology and Psychiatry. He has been involved with TBL since 2010 where he has used it in large classroom settings (150 students). He completed the TBLC consultant Certification program in 2012 and is on the TBLC training and Certification Committee. Marty has mentored health professional faculty in the Midwest; these mentoring experiences helps fuel his enthusiasm for TBL.

Marty has extended the use of technology in his pre-learning assignments. Besides the required readings, he makes use of podcasts, interactive web books and recorded lectures. He feels this strengthens the pre-class learning structure to allow much of the foundational learning to occur outside the classroom prior to the RATS.

For a list of past Featured Members, click here.

#TBLC17 – Download the Meeting App!

We’re excited to announce we have a mobile guide for you to use for the 2017 TBLC Meeting! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.

Get our guide here:

Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “16th Annual TBLC Meeting” guide

There’s still time left to register for the 2017 TBLC Meeting! Please click here for more information and to register today.

Peter Balan Receives Australian Award for Teaching Excellence for University Educators

This year, 18 Australian Awards for Teaching Excellence for University Educators were awarded with Peter Balan receiving one in the category of “Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies.” In addition, Peter was recently awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) “for service to tertiary education, and to the community of South Australia.” This award is part of the Australian civil honors system, and is recognition for is many years of voluntary contributions to a wide range of education and community organizations including to the Team-Based Learning Collaborative.

One of Peter Balan’s key innovations was to implement Team-Based Learning in 2010, and he was only the second person in the world to use this teaching method in entrepreneurship education. He has found that it works in increasing student engagement and building teamwork skills. This is a very cost-efficient teaching method that has been found to increase student retention. Peter has completed the two-year process to be an accredited trainer/consultant in this method and is a member of the Board of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. He has mentored educators at the University of South Australia (UniSA) as well as at universities around the world, and has presented workshops on Team-Based Learning at several international conferences and in universities in the United States and United Kingdom.

Peter has used Team-Based Learning as a platform for a number of teaching innovations that are used by educators around the world. One innovation that has attracted attention is an orientation session to introduce students to courses that require them to learn course materials before a class (such as for Flipped Learning, or Team-Based Learning). This is a structured program of seven educational activities that build a positive, collaborative and productive learning culture that continues through the rest of the teaching period. He has presented this innovation at several national and international conferences, and more than 100 educators around the world and in different fields are using Peter’s “kit” to run this session in their own courses. This program is published in an ERA A* journal (Balan, P., Clark, M. & Restall, G. 2015, ‘Preparing students for Flipped or Team-Based Learning methods’, Education + Training, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 639-657.).

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
Association Manager

Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 7 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 Association.

Danielle Inscoe
Account Manager, Membership Support

Danielle’s role with TBLC will be as the first point of member contact whether by phone or email. She will be helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and will be available to answer questions regarding memberships and upcoming Association activities. Danielle manages the social media aspect of TBLC. She helps create posts to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. Danielle also ensures the website for TBLC is always up to date while also helping get new content posted as it becomes available.

Alex Strogen
Graphic Designer

Alex creates graphics for the association while also handling any of the marketing needs that may arise.

Brandi Hinkle and Amoritia Strogen-Hewett

Although Brandi and Amoritia are not involved with TBLC on a daily basis, they are always ready and willing to help as needed and may be seen at the annual meeting or upcoming workshops.

How to Connect with the Team:

c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1404 1/2 Adams Avenue
Huntington, WV 25704

Phone: 304 208 8011
Fax: 304 523 9701

Julie Hewett:
Danielle Inscoe:
Alex Strogen:
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Last Chance to Register for the Regional Workshop on December 9

Time is running out if you’d like to register for the 2016 TBLC Regional Workshop in San Francisco, CA on Friday, December 9th. Parto Khansari and Leanne Coyne will be presenting.

This all day session will offer 2 workshops:

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 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.

For more information and to register, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Dean Parmelee Awarded 2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. Dean Parmelee has been awarded the 2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The Alpha Omega Alpha Rober J. Glaser Award provides national recognition to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education.

More information on Dr. Parmelee can be found here. For more information on the Robert J. Glaser award, click here. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Parmelee on this award as well as his promotion of TBL!

#TBLC17 – Poster and Oral Abstracts Online

The 2017 TBLC Annual Meeting poster and oral round table abstracts are now listed online.  Abstracts are listed in one of four categories – Fundamentals, Innovation, Scholarship, and Other. Please click the following links for each category of abstracts:
Have you registered for the 2017 meeting? Registration is available online

TBLC Regional Workshop San Francisco Hotel Reminder

The 2016 TBLC Regional Workshop in San Francisco, California is right around the corner! The cutoff date for hotel reservations at the Houston Airport Marriott is on Thursday, November 17th. The special room rate for TBLC attendees is $166.00.

After Thursday, November 17, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for our Regional Workshop attendees, so please be sure to book your room before the cut off!

To make your hotel reservations online, please click here.

It’s not too late to register for the Regional Workshop! Spaces are filling fast, so please be sure to register now if you’re considering coming to guarantee your space! To register today or for more information on the workshops offered, please click here.

If you have any questions, please let us know at

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!