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Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

Dear Colleagues,

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 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

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, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

Register Now for the October 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 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL: Oct 5, Tuesday
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module: Oct 7, Thursday
  • Evaluating MCQs for RATs and Application Activities: Oct 12, Tuesday
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL: Oct 14, Thursday
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development: Oct 19, Tuesday

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Key Takeaways from the Fundamentals Series

  • Learn about the essentials of the TBL process
  • Learn how to convert non-TBL course material into a TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development and learn how to overcome them
  • Improve your TBL facilitation skills by adopting the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Develop insights into online TBL
  • How to improve student teamwork for learning effectiveness and engagement
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of global educators

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, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

Registration Now Open for TBLC Educational Development Webinars

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to offer two new online educational development webinars, beginning on September 26 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitators by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)

When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)

When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Level Up Your Teaching By Joining the TBLC!

Do you know any TBLers who aren’t yet TBLC Members? Here are five reasons they should join TBLC!

  1. Access to the Resource Portal – The TBLC Resource Portal contains member-submitted, peer-reviewed modules to help support your teaching and instruction in a range of disciplines.
  2. Discounted registration for the Annual Meeting and Regional Workshops – Being a TBLC member saves you money when registering for the Annual Meeting or for any Regional Workshops whether virtual, hybrid or in person.
  3. Real-life tips, tricks and best practices for TBL online – TBLC members came together during the crisis of COVID-19 and created a collection of articles, blogs and tips to share the technology or resources they use to make sure the three phases of TBL are present in online modules. These curated collections are available now on the member’s only page here and here.
  4. Access to an extensive bibliography of TBL research – The TBLC maintains a bibliography of TBL research papers that only our members have access to.
  5. Updates with News, resources and information valuable to TBLers – Any time there is new information or news that might interest educators using Team-Based Learning, TBLC will let their members know!

Joining TBLC is easy! Visit the TBLC website today at www.teambasedlearning.org and click “Join Now!” under the “Be a Member” heading!

Submit Your Module to the TBLC Resource Portal!

Do you have a favorite module you use in your classes that you’d love to share with others in your field? Be sure to submit your completed module to the TBLC Resource Portal!

If you’d like to submit your module, click here to view the submission form. The completed form should include all information necessary for teaching your module as well as instructions on submitting it. Once received, your module will be peer-reviewed by members of the TBLC Editorial Board.

We look forward to receiving your module!

TBLC 2021 Steering Committee Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce to you 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
William Ofstad
West Coast University
2021-2023

Member-at-Large: K-12
Christopher Parrish
University of South Alabama
2021-2023

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. We’d also like to extend a sincere thank you to Michael Nelson (Past President) and Lauren Brannan (Member-at-Large: K-12), who will be leaving office, and Michelle Farland, who will be stepping into the role of Past President, for their service to TBLC.

Call for 2022 Research Grant Submissions Due July 31

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2022 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2022 TBLC annual meeting.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 2021

Proposals are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before July 31 to support@tblcadmin.org.

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

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort 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 this unique online opportunity beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9 AM Eastern and continuing through April 22. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, April 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, April 13
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, April 15
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, April 20
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, April 22

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!
Registration to the April series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

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

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the April series? No problem! The full series will be offered again in June 2021. We hope you can join us!

Register Today for TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development

There is still time to register for the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.