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TBLC 2017 – Plenary Highlight: Story Musgrave

The 16th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote speakers! We have two keynote speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Story Musgrave: Multiple Platforms, Domains and Disciplines

“My entire life I have been immersed in a multiplicity of domains and disciplines, sometimes out of choice but many times I got tossed into them and had to work out a survival strategy or better yet some desirable outcome. Sometimes my life in these domains was a serial affair but many times it was a simultaneous mastery of multiple domains that was required. At times it has even been simultaneous mastery of up to 7 or 8 totally different and seemingly unrelated domains. Mastery may involve a contextual selection of a part of a domain or mastery of the entire domain. Depending on the particular domain the level of mastery may be determined by many different metrics such as course completion, tests, certification or meeting performance goals. For me the ultimate mastery was to be accountable and responsible for an outcome that was to meet the world’s expectations. Often the outcome was life or death for me or others or a major catastrophe. Over the years I developed a personal operating methodology to deal with any situation, survive, learn the game and get on to a desirable outcome. I shall show the power of collaborating in multiple worlds, not only in stated principles but as shown through dramatic real life scenarios.”

For more information on Dr. Musgrave, please click here.

Be sure to Save the Date for the 2017 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

TBLC 2016 – Regional Workshop Reminder

The Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to learn about team-based learning at their regional workshop in Houston, Texas on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

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.

At the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles that foster active learning in small groups
  • Identify the key elements of TBL
  • Appreciate the value of “backward design”
  • Define the 4S approach to effective in-class applications
  • Identify barriers to implementation and strategize solutions

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
  • a 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

These workshops will be led by Ruth Levine and Dawnelle Schatte. Please click here for more information and to register.

We hope to see you there!

 

TBLC 2017 – Call for Abstracts – Due 9/1!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is a group dedicated to supporting educators and trainers from a variety of educational & professional development settings that have implemented or wish to implement Team-Based Learning (TBL). Our recent conferences have included educators from a broad range of backgrounds, including medical education and other health-related disciplines, business and social science disciplines, graduate and undergraduate education, professional schools, and K-12 education. We have benefited from everyone’s experience and wisdom as we strive to share teaching resources, mentor one another, and promote the dissemination, evaluation, and scholarship of TBL.

We invite you to the 16th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida with pre-conference workshops on March 2, 2017.

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral roundtable presentations on any topic relevant to team-based learning. Although there will be no limit on the number of poster presentations, the number of brief oral roundtable presentations will be limited.  The Program Committee will review all abstracts for relevance to team-based learning and will determine which are appropriate for poster and brief oral roundtable presentations. Applicants will be notified by October 15th, 2016 whether their abstracts were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting and whether deemed appropriate for poster or brief oral roundtable presentation.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals track – for novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include an oral presentation on facilitation techniques, or a poster on “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests”

Innovations track – for those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or an oral presentation on “How to Start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

Research/Scholarship track – 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”.

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit an abstract. Please note that the first time you enter the site, you will be required to create a user profile.

Deadline for submission: September 1, 2016.

Word Limit: 300

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly excited to increase the number of submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Orlando in 2017!

How to Connect with the TBLC Admin Team

The TBLC Admin team has grown. To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know our members and what they do for TBLC.

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.

How to Connect with the Team:

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

Phone: 304 208 8011
Fax: 304 523 9701

Email:
Julie Hewett: julie@tblcadmin.org
Danielle Inscoe: danielle@tblcadmin.org
Alex Strogen: alex@tblcadmin.org
When in doubt? support@tblcadmin.org

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TBLearning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamBasedLearning

TBLC 2017 – Call for Workshop Abstracts Reminder – Due 7/15!

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2017 TBLC meeting in Orlando, Florida from March 2-4, 2017 is Friday,  July 15, 2016.

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, please contact Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Call for Workshop Abstracts – Deadline July 15

The Team Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 16th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 2-4, 2017 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.

Abstracts are currently welcomed for Workshop presentation formats.

Workshops will be accepted within one of three tracks:

  • Fundamentals Track
  • Innovations & Applications track
  • Scholarship & Research Track

Fundamentals 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

  1. Title of workshop
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. Specific learning objectives of the workshop (behavioral)
  5. Intended audience
  6. Format: the method that leaders will use during the workshop; include description of how essential elements of TBL will be incorporated.
  7. Detailed schedule of workshop activities, with each segment in minutes, including breaks (assume total duration of 120 minutes).
  8. Advance assignments for participants (optional)
  9. Audio-visual requirements: provide a list. NOTE: This will be confirmed by the Admin Planning Team as to availability.
  10. 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, 2016.

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

TBLC Breakfast at IAMSE

The 20th Annual International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Meeting will be taking place Leiden, The Netherlands from June 4-7, 2016. TBLC will be exhibiting at the meeting and would like to invite all of our members who will be attending this meeting to join us for breakfast on Tuesday,  June 7. The TBLC Breakfast will take place during the Breakfast Roundtables from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New Resource Highlight

This month’s featured module is the Adolescent with Chest Pain module. The Module was developed by Dr. Amanda R. Emke, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Summer of 2013. The Adolescent with Chest Pain module was designed for Pre-Clinical Pediatrics in the second year of a medical student course in pediatrics.

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

  • Compare and contrast confidentiality and consent
  • Compare and contrast confidentiality and consent in the unique context of the adolescent patient
  • List the vaccination recommendations for teenagers including timing, correct preparation, and contraindications
  • List the components of and when to use the following adolescent interview tools:
    • HEEADSSS
    • GAPS
    • CRAFFT
  • Compare and contrast the following causes of chest pain in the adolescent with respect to signs and symptoms, history, and physical exam findings:
    • Costochondritis
    • Psychogenic
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Mitral valve prolapse

The Adolescent with Chest Pain module includes a 10 question RAT and a three-part Application Exercise.

TBLC 2016 Meeting Archives Online

The 2016 TBLC Meeting Archives are now available on the TBLC website! The 2016 Meeting was held March 3-5 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico.

To access the Meeting Archives, visit the TBLC website (www.teambasedlearning.org), go to “Events” in the top menu bar, and then click on “Conferences” from the drop down menu. Here, we have listed the previous TBLC meetings including the 2016 meeting. Clicking on “2016 – Albuquerque, New Mexico” will take you to information on the 2016 meeting.

If you have any questions, concerns, or problems accessing the archives, please email Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Orlando!