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*Reminder* Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown. 

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral round table presentations on any topic relevant to team-based learning. Although there will be no limit on the number of poster presentations, the number of brief oral round table presentations will be limited. The Program Committee will review all abstracts for relevance to team-based learning and will determine which are appropriate for poster and brief oral round table presentations.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals
For novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include an oral presentation on facilitation techniques or a poster on “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests”

Innovations
For those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or an oral presentation on “How to Start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

Research/Scholarship
For those interested in presenting findings from educational research or research studies about TBL. Research submissions may be from descriptive, semi-quantitative (e.g., survey results), or quantitative (e.g., experimental) research. An example might be a poster entitled “Getting a research program started in your TBL course” or an oral presentation on “Evidence of standardized test performance gains in Pharmacy students following implementation of a TBL curriculum”.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the following oral presentations:

ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Authors are invited to present their research results in an oral presentation. These oral presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes for the research summary and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

ORAL FOCUS SESSIONS
Authors are invited to present innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based. These sessions will help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting. These sessions will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes to frame the topic of discussion and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

Submission Instructions:

1. Abstracts should be 300 words or less in length     • Research presentation template: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion
     • Focus session template: Description of the problem or issue, proposed solutions or approaches, limitations
2. References are NOT required for these submissions
3. Criteria for review will include:
     • Importance/significance of the topic
     • Generalizability/Transferability of information for use at other institutions
     • Clarity of the abstract 
 Please note that Wifi will NOT be available for focus sessions. Please be sure to plan accordingly.

This year we are encouraging poster presentations in an updated size and format. 
Presenters are being encouraged to explore an updated poster format that includes a headline with major findings, a bulleted list of important research information, and a QR code that links to more information.

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit an abstract. Please note that the first time you enter the site, you will be required to create a user profile.

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!

Registration Still Available for 2019 TBLC Regional Workshops in Phoenix & Mechanicsburg

Registration is still available for two unique opportunities to learn about team-based learning at the TBLC regional workshops in Phoenix, Arizona and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  

TBLC19 Reg AZ

TBL Regional Workshop – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
Faculty Instructors: Judi Bradetich and Chris Burns

TBLC19 Reg PA

TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Faculty Instructors: Liz Winter and Sarah Leupen

These all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops each: Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL & Creating an Effective TBL Module. You won’t want to miss these essential TBL courses that, by the end of the day, will have you ready to take team-based learning back to your classroom.

Visit the website for the Regional Workshop – Phoenix or the Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburgfor more information on the sessions, speakers, hotel accommodations and to register. 

We hope to see you there!

Would you like to have a TBL Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

Would you like to have a TBL Trainer-Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

 

As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
Please email us at support@tblcadmin.org with the following information:
  • Institution
  • Type of workshop requested
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Date you’d like the workshop to be held
Once we have this information, we will be able to help assist in finding the proper Trainer-Consultant to lead this workshop!

TBLC Featured Resource: Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis

 

TBLC Featured Resource

Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis

 

Title: Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis
Authors: Annetta Dolowitz
Affiliations: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Resources available with this module: Readings, application exercise, RAT
Context: Nonprofit Organizational Management

This module will cover various readings and videos related to Strategic Planning and Strategic Management. You will explore in detail how leadership and strategic management and planning will make or break any business. We will explore how critical strategic planning and management are to nonprofits. You will see that there are challenges to creating a plan, especially depending on the size and the age of the nonprofit. You and your team will be creating a SWOT analysis for the Class NPO as well as for your Service Learning partners. Be sure to look for tips and best practices other NPOs offer. Clear understanding of conducting a strategic analysis will improve the quality of your midterm project proposals as well as your third reflection paper and final presentation centered around your Service Learning project.Required Reading

None
Objectives
  • Demonstrate and apply experience and skills that you have read or heard in class activities, and in your service learning projects, while adding skills to your resume.
  • Identify the theoretical and conceptual foundations of a nonprofit.
  • Assess and explain how strategic management competencies are applied to nonprofit organizations by running a SWOT analysis.
  • Take the results of your SWOT analysis to evaluate Class NPO Partner to develop and defend strategies to address your findings for the Class NPO Partner Project.
  • Critique the role of accountability, ethics, and social responsibility in the management of a nonprofit organization.
  • Evaluate, explain, and defend the results of your project for your partner NPO.
  • Demonstrate professional development.
For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.

#TBLC20 Workshop Abstracts Still Being Accepted – Due July 15

The deadline for workshop abstract submission for the 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon is Monday, July 15, 2019.

*UPDATED FOR 2020* Please note that workshops do not need to be presented in TBL format.

Proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site. Workshops are currently being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations and Applications, and Scholarship and Research.

Poster and Oral abstract submission will open in August. New for 2020, authors will have two tracks for Oral presentations: Research and Focus Session. More information regarding those abstracts, including submission instructions, will be shared next month. If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2019 Steering Committee Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce 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.

President-Elect
Julie Estis
University of South Alabama
(2019-2021)

Member-at-Large Health Sciences
Sarah Lerchenfeldt
Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
(2019-2022)

Moving off of the Steering Committee is Karla Kubitz, Past President. That position will now be held for a two-year term by Michael Nelson as Michelle Farland steps into the role of TBLC President. Please join us in congratulating our new and renewed Steering Committee members as they work toward our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.

Please contact support@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position. 

Registration Now Open for TBLC Regional Workshop – Phoenix & TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering two unique opportunities to learn about team-based learning at their regional workshops in Phoenix, Arizona and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. 

TBLC19 Reg AZ

TBL Regional Workshop – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
Faculty Instructors: Judi Bradetich and Chris Burns

TBLC19 Reg PA

TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Faculty Instructors: Liz Winter and Sarah Leupen

Each of these all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops:

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
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, the sequence of events, and the benefits of TBL. Learning Objectives:

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

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
  • 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

Visit the website for the Regional Workshop – Phoenix or the Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburgfor more information on the sessions, speakers, hotel accommodations and to register.

Call for TBLC Executive Editor of Publications

The TBLC is seeking a new Executive Editor of Publications. The primary role of the Executive Editor of Publications is to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board and provide oversight to the TBL module resource bank that is available to all members. The TBLC is also excited about a new opportunity to partner with an external company to build TBL modules for their customers to use in their classrooms. The Executive Editor of Publications will work collaboratively with the TBLC President related to this project serving a 3-year term. 

Qualifications

  • Required
    • Expertise in TBL and passion to provide leadership
    • Management of the TBLC Resource Bank 
    • Enthusiasm to develop potential new ventures related to publication opportunities
    • Experience serving as a reviewer in a peer review process
    • Participation in monthly Steering Committee meetings
  • Preferred
    • Experience as an editorial board member, assistant/associate editor, or editor for a journal, book, electronic educational resource, etc.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org.

 Application deadline: August 9, 2019

Please review the TBLC bylaws for more information about the Steering Committee. If you have any questions about this position or the duties pertained therein please contactmichael.nelson@drake.edu.


Thank you,
Michelle Farland
TBLC President