The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be closed Monday, Spetember 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, September 4.
It is our pleasure to announce that we have one newly elected and one re-elected member of our Steering Committee. Thanks to all who participated in our recent election process. These new Steering Committee members will initiate their terms immediately.
Roseman University of Health Sciences
University of South Alabama
Please join us in congratulating our new Steering Committee members as they join our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.
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 2019 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.
Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2017 or 2018), 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 2019 TBLC meeting to accept the award.
As you may recall, the TBLC offered a Fundamentals Track Certificate at the 2018 Meeting in San Diego, California. If you attended the meeting, completed the five fundamentals workshops for the certificate, and did not receive your certificate, please let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can re-send it to you.
If you weren’t aware of the Fundamentals Certificate, TBLC will be offering it again at the 2019 Meeting in Tampa, Florida! The Certificate includes the following workshops:
1. Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
2. Creating an Effective TBL Module
3. Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities
4. Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
5. Peer Feedback and Evaluation
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to experience team-based learning at the 2018 regional workshop in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
This all day session will offer 2 workshops: Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL & Creating an Effective TBL Module. These workshops will be led by TBLC’s Certified Trainer-Consultants Smita Krishnamurthy and Liz Winter. 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.
The Team Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 18th annual meeting in Tampa, FL, March 14-16, 2019 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
The TBLC Program Committee seeks abstracts for workshops that will engage and educate our attendees, typically by using TBL to deliver the workshop. Please align your submission to one of the three tracks listed below.
- Fundamentals Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for implementation of effective TBL.
Target audience: educators with less than 3 years of experience using TBL or educators who want to become more effective in practicing the essentials of TBL.
- Innovations & Applications Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for using TBL in specific educational settings or in a specific academic discipline. Creative innovations that remain consistent with TBL principles are encouraged.
Target audience: educators who are currently using TBL and who desire to improve their practice by interacting with those in similar educational roles, disciplines, or settings.
- Scholarship & Research Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the educational process and outcomes of TBL. Workshops emphasizing either qualitative or quantitative research methods are preferred.
Target audience: educators who want to study the TBL process and communicate findings in a scholarly manner, e.g. peer-reviewed publications.
Requirements to be included in the Workshop Proposal:
- Title of workshop
- Organizer and co-leaders: for each person who will facilitate the workshop, submit name, degree, institution, email, phone, and qualifications for leading the workshop. Designate one person to communicate with the program committee. NOTE: Only registered meeting participants will be listed within the final Conference Program.
- Purpose and rationale of the workshop (NOTE: If the proposal is for fundamentals track, please submit learners’ evaluations of a previous workshop you have done on this topic.).
- Specific learning objectives of the workshop (behavioral outcomes).
- Intended audience.
- Format: The method that leaders will use during the workshop; include description of how essential elements of TBL will be incorporated.
- Detailed schedule of workshop activities, with each segment in minutes, including breaks (assume total duration of 120 minutes).
- Advance assignments for participants (optional).
- Audio-visual requirements: provide a list. NOTE: The Admin Planning Team will confirm whether A-V requests can be fulfilled.
- Number of participants: provide the maximum number you will accept
Proposals are to be submitted online using the online submission form found here by July 15, 2018. Please note that there will be a separate call for poster submissions later this year.
If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to Danielle Inscoe at email@example.com.
2019 Program Committee Chair
At our recent meeting the committee voted to approve Peg Mohr’s nomination after reviewing her application materials, and I am pleased to announce that Peg will be joining the Steering Committee as our new Executive Editor of Publications and Chair of the Editorial Board. Peg, thank you for your dedication to our editorial process over the years and for your willingness to serve as Editor! We all look forward to welcoming you to the Steering Committee and to working with you.
I would like to acknowledge Bonny Dickinson for her outstanding service as Executive Editor for the 2016 – 2018 term. From my perspective, Bonny brought to her position a sense of responsibility and a desire to improve our module review and publication process. Our module review process has thrived under her leadership, and Bonny has helped lead improvements such as a formal process to review reviewers in order to acknowledge our top reviewers. I also believe Bonny deserves a prize for being one of the most regular providers of monthly reports to the Steering Committee. Bonny looks forward to some emerging career opportunities, and I appreciate the time and effort she was able to share with us on the TBLC leadership team.
Michael Nelson, PhD, RPh
Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Please help me in welcoming Will Ofstad as the new chair of the Educational Development Committee. Will is the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning, Assistant Dean for Education and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at California Health Sciences University. During the Steering Committee’s recent meeting, the committee members approved my nomination of Will for the position. I contacted him about the news and he is happily working closely with David Thomas during the transition.
I want to acknowledge the work of David Thomas for the past few years chairing the EDC. Among other things, David has led an effort to ensure our standard TBL workshop are of uniform quality and I believe as a result our TBL 101 and Module Development workshops are an improved experience, whether at the annual meeting or regional meetings. David, thank you for all you have contributed these past years. We will miss your collegiality and thoughtful input on the Steering Committee.
Michael Nelson, PhD, RPh
Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Save the date for the 18th Annual TBLC Meeting! We will be meeting in Tampa, Florida on March 14-16, 2019.
For more details, keep an eye on your email and visitwww.tblcmeeting.org
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2018 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received many high quality grants this year. Of the six submissions, we are happy to congratulate Dr. Jody Tokemoto from the University of Texas at Tyler on her grant titled, “The RAPsody of Virtual Reality Team-Based Learning” as well as Sarah Lerchenfeldt from Oakland University on her grant titled, “A Qualitative Analysis on the Effectiveness of Peer Feedback in Team-Based Learning.”
Grant submissions were open to all TBLC Members. Received grants were peer reviewed by three members of the TBLC Scholarship Committee. If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2019, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this year!