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#TBLC19 Poster Abstracts Now Online!

The 2019 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

Don’t Miss This Session! Standards Based & Specifications Grading

With the 2019 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Standards Based and Specifications Grading: Shifting Student Focus from Earning Points to Learning. This session will be presented by Steven Clontz and Drew Lewis from the University of South Alabama. We hope you enjoy this session! 

Title: Standards Based and Specifications Grading: Shifting Student Focus from Earning Points to Learning
Presented by: Drew Lewis – University of South AlabamaDate: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM


Imagine a class in which students ask you to give them another exam; in which students know exactly which skills they have mastered and which they need to practice; in which students walk in to your office and say, “Professor, let me show you I know how to…?” instead of begging for partial credit. This is the environment created by a grading system called Standards Based and Specifications Grading (SBSG). In this workshop, you will be introduced to Standards Based Grading and Specifications Grading and begin incorporating them into your TBL class. We will discuss the behavioral shifts we see in our students in SBSG courses. You will discover how Specifications Grading allows you to eliminate false equivalences created by traditional (weighted average) grading schemes, and keep measures of student learning independent of behavioral incentives (such as readiness assurance tests and peer evaluations). You will also learn how Standards Based Grading inherently produces data measuring how well students are meeting your TBL course’s learning outcomes, which can be used to guide and evaluate future pedagogical innovations in the course. 

If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you may email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance. You can also change your registration online at www.tblcmeeting.org, selecting “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, and entering your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.”

Spaces Still Remain to Exhibit with TBLC in Tampa, Florida!

March is just around the corner. Will you be joining us in Tampa? We are pleased to extend your company an invitation to be an exhibitor at the Team-Based Learning Collaborative’s (TBLC) Annual Conference to be held on March 14-16, 2019, at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, FL!


The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented, or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning. Our past Conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world.


For more information on exhibiting, please see our exhibitor brochure for pricing and details or please contact the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org or by phone at (304) 208-8011. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Spots Still Available for the FREE TBLC 2019 Preview Webinar

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There is still availability to view the FREE orientation webinar for the 18th Annual TBLC Meeting on Thursday, January 10. This webinar is your sneak peek into the preconference workshops, keynote speakers and workshops that make the TBLC annual meeting the can’t-miss team-based learning event of the year! Join our panelists, Dr. Peter Balan and Dr. Jennifer Styron in an enriching and engaging look into the upcoming meeting in Tampa, Florida!


Panelists: Peter Balan, University of South Australia MGN School and Jennifer Styron, Eastern Virginia Medical School


Register here for the TBLC webinar at 12:00pm ET on Thursday, January 10 for an hour-long preview of the meeting, including an orientation to the workshops and sessions, speakers and poster presentations that round out our robust conference. Take an in-depth look at the content offered in each workshop as well as the content’s interconnectedness across various disciplines. Peter and Jennifer will show you why the TBLC annual meeting can benefit any educator who wants to meet and interact with others who are serious about developing their knowledge of TBL and why the session offerings are essential for every serious TBL instructor.
We will also have time for a Q&A session where you will have the chance to ask questions about the conference.


Remember to register for the conference and make your hotel arrangements at www.tblcmeeting.org. The deadline for Early Bird registrations is 15 January.

PREVIEW THE 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

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Don’t miss the FREE orientation webinar for the 18th Annual TBLC Meeting on Thursday, January 10. This webinar is your sneak peak into the preconference workshops, keynote speakers and workshops that make the TBLC annual meeting the can’t-miss team-based learning event of the year! Join our panelists, Dr. Peter Balan and Dr. Jennifer Styron in an enriching and engaging look into the upcoming meeting in Tampa, Florida!

Panelists: Peter Balan, University of South Australia MGN School and Jennifer Styron, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Register here for the TBLC webinar at 12:00pm ET on Thursday, January 10 for an hour-long preview of the meeting, including an orientation to the workshops and sessions, speakers and poster presentations that round out our robust conference. Take an in-depth look at the content offered in each workshop as well as the content’s interconnectedness across various disciplines. Peter and Jennifer will show you why the TBLC annual meeting can benefit any educator who wants to meet and interact with others who are serious about developing their knowledge of TBL and why the session offerings are essential for every serious TBL instructor.

We will also have time for a Q&A session where you will have the chance to ask questions about the conference.

Remember to register for the conference and make your hotel arrangements at www.tblcmeeting.org. The deadline for Early Bird registrations is 15 January.

Early Bird Discount Deadline January 15, 2019!

The 2019 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, registration is $395/$495 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $475/$575 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

The TBLC attendee room rate is $239 per night at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The special room rate is for the nights of March 14-16, 2019. This special rate will only be available until February 11, 2016.

After February 11, 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 (800) 468-3571 or visit the hotel’s booking website and use group code TBL.

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

Early Bird Discount Deadline is January 15, 2019!

The 2019 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, registration is $395/$495 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $475/$575 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!


The TBLC attendee room rate is $239 per night at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The special room rate is for the nights of March 14-16, 2019. This special rate will only be available until February 11, 2016.
After February 11, 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 (800) 468-3571 or visit the hotel’s booking website and use group code TBL.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know atsupport@tblcadmin.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Florida!

#TBLC19 Pre-conference Workshops

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The 2019 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 16, 2019. Thursday, March 14 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 Tampa!

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL*

Presenters: TBD

This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, sequence of events, and benefits of TBL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
  2. Explain how and why TBL works.
  3. Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module*

Presenters: TBD
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the sequence of steps used for designing a TBL module.
  2. Describe characteristics of effective readiness assurance test questions and application exercise questions.
  3. Construct application exercises that adhere to the ‘4 S’ framework and engage teams in higher-level thinking.
  4. Use backward design to align application exercises with the readiness assurance test and module learning objectives.
*Please note that Fundamental Principle and Practices of TBL and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Effective Mentoring for Educators

Presenters: TBD

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast 3 definitions of mentoring in relation to process and outcomes.
  2. Choose an appropriate mentor or mentee.
  3. Describe the characteristics of a functional mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. Assess tangible outcomes of mentoring and evaluate whether the mentor-mentee relationship is accomplishing its purposes.

Research Development Day

Presenters: Peter Balan & Dean Parmelee
The program builds on the very successful Research Development Day in 2018. You will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help you to develop your particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
We recommend that you also register for the Research Development Day Follow-Up on the Saturday of the conference. These two sessions are a “must” for those wishing to develop or improve their understanding of research knowledge and who wish to increase their research output. Detailed information about the Research Development Day at the 2018 Conference is on the TBLC member website (Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship).
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
*Please note that Research Development Day will have an additional fee of $170 each.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2019 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC19 Plenary Speaker Highlight – Dr. Sheila Chauvin!

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The 18th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year, a plenary session and a panel discussion, and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Sheila Chavin: Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at Your School

  
This 90‐minute session will engage participants in an interactive, hands‐on application of concepts and strategies related to leadership and change process and management. Participants will work through a scenario depicting an initiative to establish team‐based learning within a MD degree program. Both small and large group learning activities will be used. By the end of the plenary session, participants will enhance their abilities to facilitate successful change from introduction to adoption to implementation to institutionalization (long‐term, sustainable change).

Dr. Sheila Chauvin holds a Professor Emerita appointment with the LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans and continues her affiliation as Professor – Research (gratis), Department of Internal Medicine. Upon joining LSU Health, Dr. Chauvin was the founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development and the LSU Health Teaching Academy. She continued in those leadership roles until her retirement in 2016. Since retirement, Dr. Chauvin has continued to be actively and extensively engaged in health professions education through consultative and collaborative work across a variety of academic health institutions. Dr. Chauvin has 44 years of professional experience and is well- known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes. Her academic background includes a Ph. D. with Honors in Educational Administration and Supervision (minor: Psychology) from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge; post-graduate and certificate work in educational leadership and supervision at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, a Master of Education with Honors in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in learning disabilities and psychology) from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana; and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education.


Be sure to register for the 2019 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 14 – 16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, USA.