Latest Updates

#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 support@tblcadmin.org

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

TBLC – Research Grant Proposals Reminder: Due 12/1

The deadline for the call for research grant proposals is drawing close! As a reminder, the deadline for submission is December 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF via email to support@tblcadmin.org by 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Awards will be announced at the 2017 Annual TBLC Meeting in Orlando, Florida on March 4. Upon completion of the project, the Principal Investigator will be expected to present the project results at an annual TBLC meeting.

Anyone interested in the research grant may find more information including submission requirements here.

#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.