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#TBLC17 – Pre-Conference Workshop Information

The 2017 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 2 through March 4, 2017. Thursday, March 2nd is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight some of the sessions for you. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

TBL 101
Presenters: TBD

This is the single best introduction to TBL, 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.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the key components of a successful TBL module.
  2. Outline how they would construct a TBL module from a set of objectives.
  3. Describe how they might convert a course/lecture they already teach into a TBL module.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
Presenters: TBD

This workshop is for instructors who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning, TBL 101. It is conducted in a TBL format and there is an Advance Assignment. TBL modules can sink or swim on the quality of the questions that you pose. The toughest task is to write Team Application questions that force learners to grapple with the topic’s principles, analyze data, and make a decision that is defensible.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how to use the four S’s in the design of a Team Application exercise.
  2. Construct a Team Application question that will engage the team in a high-level thinking.
  3. Describe how to link Team Application questions to Readiness Assurance and the Advance Assignment.
  4. Choose the best question format: MCQ or Gallery Walk.

Please note that TBL 101 and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Online TBL: Problems, Solutions, and Future Directions
Presenters: Judy Currey, Michele Clark, Naomi Twigg, Colleen Corte, Bruce Leonard

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an evidence-based effective learning strategy conducted predominantly in classroom spaces. This interactive session seeks to share, create debate about, and further develop best practices in TBL online. As education delivery transitions to being online, educators wanting to provide their students a TBL experience face many challenges. In this session, we bring together educators with experience in delivering modified versions of TBL online to discuss how the principles of TBL can be adopted to an online environment.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss importance of course design
  2. Describe implementation of core principles of TBL in online format
  3. Identify common challenges and solutions to implementing TBL online
  4. Discuss rubrics that can be used to incorporate principles of online teaching with TBL

Reviewing and Submitting TBL Modules to the TBLC Resource Bank
Presenters: Chris Burns, Bonny Dickinson, Lindsay Davidson

This workshop will provide training for TBLC members who wish to serve as reviewers for the resource bank and for members who would like training on how to successfully package and submit a TBL module to the resource bank. Attendees will receive a Certified TBLC Resource Bank Reviewer Certificate and a Certified TBLC Resource Bank Reviewer ribbon for their name tags.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide attendees with information on how to submit and package a TBL module to the TBLC resource bank
  2. To learn how to review a TBL module

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2017 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

TBLC Regional Workshop in San Francisco Reminder – December 9

The Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to learn about team-based learning at their regional workshop in San Francisco, California on Friday December 9, 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 Parto Khansari and Leanne Coyne. Please click here for more information and to register.

We hope to see you there!

Registration Now Open – TBLC Regional Workshop in San Francisco

The Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to learn about team-based learning at their regional workshop in San Francisco, California on Friday, December 9, 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 Parto Khansari and Leanne Coyne. For more information or to register, please click here.

TBLC – Last Chance for 2016 Regional Workshop Registration

Time is running out if you’d like to register for the 2016 TBLC Regional Workshop in Houston, TX on Saturday, September 17th. Ruth Levine and Dawnelle Schatte 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 or to register, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

TBLC 2017 – Plenary Highlight: Dee Fink

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.

Dee Fink: The Benefits of Good Course Design Practices for TBL Users

Designing courses for Significant Learning and Using Team-Based Learning (TBL) are two of the more potent ideas to emerge in the last 15 years regarding college teaching. When you put them together, they create an especially powerful synergy.

What does good course design have to offer users of TBL? In this session I will identify a number of course design practices that can benefit people who already know about and are using TBL.

For more information on Dr. Fink, 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.

Welcome New TBLC Steering Committee Members

It is our pleasure to announce to you that we have two newly 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.

Treasurer:
Christopher Burns
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Julie Estis Member-at-Large Health Sciences:
Julie Estis
University of South Alabama

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

The TBLC Call for Poster and Oral Abstracts is quickly drawing to a close! As a reminder, the deadline for submission is September 1, 2016. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the 16th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Abstracts are being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations, and Research/Scholarship. Please visit www.tblcabstract.org to submit your abstract.

Please note: The first time you enter the site, you will be required to create an account.

If you have difficulties submitting your abstract or have additional questions, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

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.