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Last Call! Poster & Oral Abstracts Due December 1

he Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to share a final reminder to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentation abstracts for the 20th annual meeting 

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020.
More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020
More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Administrative Office Closed for Thanksgiving

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on November 26-27, 2020 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours Monday, November 30, 2020.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2021 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Thank you,
TBLC Admin Team

#TBLC21 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due December 1

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 20th annual meeting from Wednesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 5th, 2020. This year we are planning an exciting virtual conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Diversity in Learning” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs. Abstracts are currently welcomed for oral focus sessions and posters.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020.  

Posters
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. We will also schedule a live question-and-answer session to accompany the recording. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Featured Resource Error and Statistics

Title: Error and Statistics
Authors: Kristin Pangallo
Affiliations: Salem State University
Resources available with this module: Readings, application exercise, RAT
Context: Quantitative Analysis (CHE 321)
This TBL module is the first module in the initial upper-level analytical chemistry sequence. It introduces students to the vocabulary, concepts and calculations required to analyze a data set with basic statistics. The course emphasizes learning to find, read and understand complex scientific information, including textbooks, and thus includes a detailed reading guide for each module that students use to prepare for the RAP. Application activities contain a mix of quantitative and conceptual questions that allow students to practice applying these concepts. This is one of 4 main units (modules) within this semester-long course.

Required ReadingA reading guide (included) is provided for students. The textbook for this course is: Harris, D. C.; Lucy, C. A. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th Ed.; W. H. Freeman and Company: New York, 2016. (ISBN-13: 978-1464135385)
Objectives
After completing this TBL, students will be able to

  • Explain why quantifying error is as important as making a measurement
  • Identify whether a source of error is random and systematic
  • Distinguish between precision and accuracy
  • Use the ‘Real Rule of Significant Figures’
  • Properly incorporate propagation of uncertainty in calculations
  • Properly express random error in an experiment with statistics
  • Explain the meaning of μ and σ in a chemical analysis and how they relate to xbar and s
  • Predict how s and xbar will change as n increases
  • Calculate mean and standard deviation (with calculator) for a data set
  • Calculate confidence intervals for a data set
  • Explain what a confidence interval means
  • Perform the proper t-test given a scenario
  • Determine whether a datum is an outlier using the Grubbs test

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.

Last Chance to Register for The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Don’t miss this special virtual workshop on Friday, November 13!

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Levels of Certification

The TBLC now offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at www.teambasedlearning.org and clicking on Resources.

Fundamentals
To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy. 

Practitioner
The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy. 

Trainer-Consultant
The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

Want to present at the #TBLC21 virtual meeting? Here’s how!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 20th annual meeting from Wednesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 5th, 2021. We are planning an exciting virtual conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Diversity in Learning” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs. Abstracts are currently welcomed for workshops and will be welcomed for oral focus sessions, and posters soon. More information in regards to the submission instructions and deadlines can be found below.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 10AM and 2PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended. All workshops will be delivered using the same online platform. To make sure you are comfortable with the selected platform, detailed instructions and virtual training sessions will be provided for workshop presenters. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by November 5, 2020.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020. 

Posters
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. We will also schedule a live question-and-answer session to accompany the recording. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020.

More information regarding the call for Oral Focus Session and Poster Abstract submission is forthcoming.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Register Now: The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to:

  • Find out how to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment
  • Learn about widely available and budget-friendly technology
  • See examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules
  • Benefit from this unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online

Register now for the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Zoom workshop! 

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Comments from past participants:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the instructors was exceptional
  • World-class expertise in the room – great sharing of best practice
  • I loved the opportunity to interact with the content and to discuss it with my workshop team
  • Thank you for the resource list
  • Extremely well organized
  • Showed how to use the technology by having us use it
  • WOW, that was really powerful!

This workshop is designed to help TBL™ practitioners implement high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. We appraise a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems.

Important: attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

*Last Call* 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. You are encouraged to submit an entry for the 2021 Best Paper Awards given in two categories: best scholarship paper and best research paper.

Submit Your Paper Here!

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.

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!