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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:

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-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

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

TBLC Call for Poster and Oral Abstracts Reminder

The TBLC Call for Poster and Oral Abstracts is quickly drawing to a close! As a reminder, the deadline for submission is November 15, 2015. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 3-5, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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 contact TBLC support via email at support@tblcadmin.org.