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TBLC Workshop – Basics of TBL in a Day

TBLC is pleased to present a pre-conference workshop on the “Basics of Team-Based Learning in a Day,” led by certified consultant-trainers Chris Burns and Sandy Cook at the 2016 IAMSE Meeting. We hope you’ll join us to learn about TBL and how to make it work for you!

The session starts with TBL 101 – This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in the TBL format to demonstrate the process, while giving participants the student experience. 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 describe the elements and of TBL and debate how they impact small group learning through experiencing a TBL module.

The afternoon session will focus on applying what was learned in the morning session to the challenge of creating an effective TBL module. This session uses the TBL format to explore readiness assurance and group application exercise questions more thoroughly, including time for participants to work on creating their own applications with peer and faculty feedback. By the conclusion of the afternoon, participants will be able to create an action plan on how they might convert a learning session into a TBL module and to construct a group application that enhances team cohesiveness.

For more information on the 2016 IAMSE Meeting and to register, click herePlease note, this workshop is being offered as a pre-conference workshop. You do not have to register for the full meeting to attend the TBL workshop.

TBLC 2016 Grant Recipients

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2016 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received the most submissions to date. There were 14 submissions, and we are happy to congratulate the following on receiving grants from TBLC this year:

  • Judith Ainsworth (University of Florida):  Team-Based Learning in Communication Courses for Accounting Graduates: Investigating Student Engagement, Accountability, and Satisfaction
  • Cynthia Standley (University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix): Get Our of the Lecture Hall! Assessment of Student Learning and Communication Skills Moving From Lecture to Team Based Learning
  • Kristin Janke (University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy): Quality Indicators in TBL Application Activities

If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2017, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this fall!

TBLC – Congratulations Trainer-Consultant Graduates

We would like to extend our congratulations to 11 individuals who have completed all requirements to become a TBLC Certified Trainer-Consultant over the last year.

The graduates for 2016 are:

  • Dr. Janna Chimeli
  • Dr. Hugh Clements-Jewery
  • Dr. Lorrie Comeford
  • Dr. Colleen Corte
  • Dr. Sandra Ehrlich
  • Dr. Lorna Finnegan
  • Dr. Abbas Hyderi
  • Dr Smita Krishnamurthy
  • Dr. Peggy Mohr
  • Dr. Jenny Morris

The TBLC Consultant-Trainer program is designed for those who want to become certified by the TBLC as an expert educator and consultant for faculty who are implementing TBL. The program begins with a six-hour workshop at the annual meeting, and continues all year under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Graduation and certification as a trainer-consultant require fulfillment of six competencies. Please join us in congratulating them!

TBLC 2016 Congratulations Poster Award Winners

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Naomi Twigg, Colleen Corte, Elaine Hardy, and Alysha Hart. Their poster abstract was titled “Examining students’ preference, satisfaction, and experience with team-based learning in an online environment.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Naomi Twigg will receive one year of free membership for winning. Please see their abstract below:

Over the last decade, the popularity of taking an online course in U.S. higher education has grown astronomically with a 17.3% growth rate totaling 6.7 million online learners. Students are attracted and satisfied with online courses because of the convenience they offer, however, they are dissatisfied with the lack of interaction with their instructor and other students in the course. Team-based learning (TBL) has traditionally been implemented in face-to-face or blended classroom environments, which have shown to increase students’ learning of the course concepts, increase students’ level of engagement, and improve students’ attitudes about teamwork compared to traditional lecture-format. While there has been great success with TBL in the classroom, there has been limited research on the effectiveness of TBL in an asynchronous online environment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate graduate nursing students’ preference, experience and satisfaction with taking a TBL course in an online environment. The authors hypothesize that graduate nursing students taking an asynchronous online TBL course would prefer and be more satisfied with this teaching methodology in comparison to a non-TBL, asynchronous online course. The sample included graduate nursing students (n=116) enrolled in an asynchronous, online TBL course. Students will be surveyed at the end of the 2015 fall semester using a 33-item adapted version of the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBL-SAI). An analysis of students’ preference, experience, and satisfaction with taking an asynchronous online TBL course has the potential to lead to course developments and improve learning outcomes.

TBLC 2016 – Poster Abstracts Online

The 2016 TBLC Annual Meeting poster 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:

Abstracts – Fundamentals

Abstracts – Innovation

Abstracts – Scholarship

Abstracts – Other

Not registered for the meeting? Registration is still available online at www.tblcmeeting.org!

TBLC 2016 Meeting Highlight – Pre-Conference Workshops

The 2016 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 3 through March 5, 2016. Thursday, March 3rd 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 Albuquerque!

TBL 101
Presenters: Judy Currey, Brenda Jack

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: Michael Nelson, Liz Winter, Leanne Coyne

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 these pre-conference workshops have an additional fee of $75 each.

For the full list and more details regarding the pre-conference workshops, please click here.

TBLC – How to Update your Membership Profile

We believe that it is much easier to connect with colleagues when you remember their faces. Our new membership database platform allows us to include a photo with your profile. We are asking your help to update the new system.

If you would like to upload your picture to your member profile, you can do so by logging in to the TBLC Member’s Only section of the website here. If you do not remember your user login information, follow the link “Click Here to Reset your Password” Your user ID is the email address previously used for membership registration. Once logged in, click “My Profile” at the top of the page and then click on the current picture. Once here, you can upload a picture to your profile and 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 danielle@tblcadmin.org

TBLC 2016 Meeting Registration and Hotel Reminder

The 2016 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, registration is $360/$470 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $410/$520 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

The TBLC attendee room rate is $149 per night at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The special room rate is for the nights of March 3-5, 2016. This special rate will only be available until February 8, 2016.

After February 8, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for TBLC attendees, so be sure to book your hotel before the cut off!

To make your reservations, please call the hotel’s reservation line directly at 505-843-6300 or visit www.hotelabq.com and use group code 16022016AN.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in New Mexico!

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-Lively
Account Manager, Membership Support, Communications Manager, Website Manager

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.

Alexia Canady
Financial Manager

Alexia is currently responsible for payment processing for TBLC. She handles all follow-up associated with membership dues collection, conference registrations, and any other fee processing that may be needed.

Kyle Hewett
IT Manager, Conference Logistics

Kyle will be providing TBLC with his technical expertise in server and website maintenance. He will be working behind the scenes with the Website Committee to evaluate the current website as well as work to improve the services it provides.

Ashleigh Adkins
Graphic Designer

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

How to Connect with the Team:

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Phone: 304 208 8011
Fax: 304 523 9701

Email:
Julie Hewett: julie@tblcadmin.org
Danielle Inscoe-Lively: danielle@tblcadmin.org
Alexia Canady: alexia@tblcadmin.org
Kyle Hewett: khewett@tblcadmin.org
Ashleigh Adkins: ashleigh@tblcadmin.org
When in doubt? support@tblcadmin.org

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