Latest Updates

There is Still Time to Join the TBLC & InteDashboard Fundamentals Series

Don’t miss your opportunity to join this unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering The TBL Fundamentals Series beginning Thursday, October 15 at 9 AM EDT and continues through October 29. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, October 15
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 20
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 22
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, October 27
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, October 29

Click here for more information

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click the link below. 

Register here!

Applications Due Oct. 8 – 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 expanding the resources available to members and is seeking someone who can think creatively to provide new services to the membership.

More information on the position can be found here.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) describing your past experiences and new ideas you have to create new ventures related to publication opportunities. Also include a curriculum vitae. Submit the letter of intent and curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org.

Application deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2020

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 contact Michelle Farland via email (mfarland@cop.ufl.edu).

Featured Resource – TBLC Webinar Archives

The TBLC often presents webinars regarding topics and methods that are of interest to our members. An archive of those recorded sessions is made available to TBLC members and kept on the member web site. Sessions include:

  • Getting Research Idea with the Aim of Publication
  • Dissecting a TBL Research Project and Identifying Strategies for Success
  • Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum
  • Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning
  • Experiences in Moving TBL Online
  • Experiences in Moving TBL Online Part 2

For more information on these sessions, and to access the recorded sessions, please visit the TBLC Webinar Archive.

Registration Now Open for TBLC & InteDashboard Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Thursday, October 15 at 9 AM EDT and continues through October 29. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, October 15
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 20
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 22
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, October 27
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, October 29

Click here for more information

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click the link below. 

Register here!

*Reminder* Best Paper Award Submissions Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning (TBL) through research and scholarly publications and therefore announces the 2020 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards: best scholarship paper and best research paper.

Submit your paper here!

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 or 2019), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2021 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2020

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before October 15 to support@tblcadmin.org.

How to Connect with the TBLC Admin Team

To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know the members of the TBLC Admin Team and what they do for the Collaborative.

Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
Collaborative Manager
Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 9 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 Collaborative.

Danielle Inscoe, QAS
Managing Director
Danielle manages all day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and serves as direct support for the many committees within the association, including the Steering Committee.

Cassie Chinn, MAJ, QAS
Communications Director
Cassie serves TBLC as the liaison of communications between and among the membership and the outreach audiences. She helps create messaging to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. 

Amoritia Strogen-Hewett, QAS
Conference Logistics
Amoritia handles all conference and regional workshop logistics. She works closely with the annual program committee to structure, plan and execute each meeting, ensuring its success.

Chris Johnston
Financial Manager
Chris is currently responsible for payment processing for TBLC be it membership dues or conference registrations or any other fees that may be required and works directly with TBLC accountant Brent Walls, CPA.

How to Connect with the Team
By mail:
TBLC
c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1014 6th Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-208-8011
Fax: 304-523-9701

By Email:support@tblcadmin.org

#TBLC20 Oral Presentations – Research & Scholarship Track

In an effort to still share with you the fruits of thousands of hours of research, writing and dedicated work, the TBLC Program Committee is happy to present the recordings of the slate of 2020 Oral Presentations. To view the presentations, visit https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020_orals. Abstracts are listed in one of three categories – Fundamentals, Innovation and Research & Scholarship.

Each category showcases work from educators around the globe implementing TBL in their own classrooms, both in-person and virtual. Presentations from the Research & Scholarship track include conclusions 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.”

The RAPsody of Virtual Reality Team-Based Learning
Jody K. Takemoto | Rachel A. Bratteli | Brittany L. Parmentier | Thayer Merritt | Leanne Coyne
California Heath Sciences University | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | California Health Sciences University
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

Faculty Approaches and Attitudes towards TBL Pre-Class Learning Materials
Allen Keshishian Namagerdi
California Health Sciences University, College of Pharmacy
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

The Effects of Team-Based Learning (TBL) on Leadership Development: Initial Perspectives from Pharmacy Preceptors and Student Pharmacists
Marta Brooks| Robert Haight
Regis University
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

We would like to thank all the authors who were able and willing to record their oral presentations to share with the wider audience of TBL educators. We hope you find their presentations insightful and useful to your practice.

TBLC 2021 Call for Best Paper Award Submissions – Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning (TBL) through research and scholarly publications and therefore announces the 2020 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:

  • Best Scholarship paper (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

Submit your paper today!

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 or 2019), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2021 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2020

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before October 15, 2020 to support@tblcadmin.org.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee

Help Us Plan the TBLC 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting!

As the 2021 Program Planning Committee works diligently to ensure a successful virtual meeting they want to hear from you! What workshop delivery format works best for you? Are you more interested in synchronous or asynchronous delivery for your needs? Are you more available at the beginning of the workweek or toward the end? 

Please take a few moments to respond to our survey here. Your feedback will help the Program Planning Committee put together a robust event that offers exactly what our attendees need when they need it. 

Take the survey here!

Please submit your responses by Friday, September 4 for consideration by the Program Planning Committee.