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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.

Registration for #TBLC20 is NOW OPEN

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 19th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, USA. “Diversity in Learning” will be the central theme for the conference, in which 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.

When: March 14 – 17, 2019
Where: Portland, Oregon, USA

Register Today!

Meeting Highlights: Pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th. All five workshops for the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate will be offered during this time. (For more information on the Fundamentals certificate, please click here) The conference itself will begin on the evening of Sunday, March 15th with an opening plenary by Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman, the President of Mills College in Oakland, California. Dr. Yves Labissiere, an associate professor at Portland State University in Portland Oregon, will be also deliver plenary session on the morning of Monday March 16th. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought-provoking sessions.

New to the 2020 conference are expert panels and oral focus sessions. During the expert panels, conference attendees will have the opportunity to ask TBL experts for advice in regards to the more challenging aspects of TBL. The oral focus sessions will be short presentations on innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based in an effort to help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting.

The conference will also include interactive workshops, oral research presentations and poster sessions. The 19th annual TBLC Conference will be a wonderful experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

The TBLC Attendee room rate will be $189 per night.

For more information, visit the 2020 TBLC Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland in March!

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2020 Program Chair & Co-Chair

CHSU Educational Summit Offering Fundamentals Courses Nov. 5 & 6

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is pleased to invite you to our two-day Educational Summit, held November 5-6, 2019.  All registrants who complete this two-day training are eligible for the Knowledge of Fundamentals of TBL certification.

Date/Time
November 5-6, 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm

Location
CHSU Campus
45 N. Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93612

For more information about the event, or to register, please click here.

*Last Chance* #TBLC20 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

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

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019

We are asking for abstracts in the Fundamentals, Innovations and Research/Scholarship tracks. We are also welcoming abstracts for oral research presentations as well as oral focus sessions.

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!

TBLC Best Paper Award Submissions Due October 15

TBLC

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
  • Best Research paper

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2019 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 2020 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2019

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.

Call for Member Announcements in TBLC Global News

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The next issue of the membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), TBLC Global News, will be published in November. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information about our collaborative, about opportunities to get involved with TBLC, and about each other.

We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members,but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions or landed a great new job in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your professional accomplishments in our newsletter.

For inclusion in the next edition,please submit your item online here: https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/member_news

*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!

TBLC 2020 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to invite 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 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:

  • 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
  • References are NOT required for these submissions
  • 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. 

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit your 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!

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt, MD
Chair, TBLC 2020 Program Committee

*Reminder* 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. 

A full list of responsibilities and requirements can be found online here. 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.

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.