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#TBLC24 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Matthew Fete!

The 23rd Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our plenary sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The first plenary address will be given by Dr. Matthew Fete, Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Studies at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, where TBL is used extensively.

Plenary: Growing Through Team Based Learning: The Benefits Beyond Content Mastery for Learners and Facilitators
Date and Time:
 Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM CST
Presented by: Dr. Matthew Fete, PhD
College of Pharmacy, Chicago State University (USA)

Team-Based Learning (TBL) has been shown to be an effective pedagogy for motivating students to be prepared to engage material at an applied level; to attend classes and participate in their team’s success, and to enhance critical thinking skills.

However, the benefits beyond content delivery for TBL facilitators and content mastery for learners are substantial. Intentionality in the team formation process, student readiness assurance, team-based application of material to solve complex problems, and peer evaluation prepare everyone involved in a TBL course to grow beyond the material.

TBL prepares individuals to succeed outside of the classroom. This session will explore how individuals “Grow Through Team Based Learning” to be better prepared to solve real world problems in the communities they serve and as they grow as professionals.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion. Register for the conference today!

Connect with the TBL Community at the Mid-Year Virtual Forum!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Artificial Intelligence & Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We are excited to welcome each of you to this exciting full day of activities, discussion and learning!


Networking Spotlight: Community Connections

When: October 13, 2023 from  2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (EDT)
Session Description: Come together with peers from various backgrounds in specialized breakout rooms, where you can forge connections and delve deeper into subjects encompassing TBL, AI, and more.

To learn more about this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org

We hope to see you in October!

Last Chance to Register for the October Fundamentals Series

Don’t miss your opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Team-Based Learning certification, offered by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through October 17. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 5
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development presented Tuesday, October 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL presented Thursday, October 12
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 17

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

Dolowitz to Present “Improve Critical Thinking Skills with the Synergy of GAI and TBL Application Exercises”

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Artificial Intelligence & Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We are excited to welcome Annetta Dolowitz from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to lead the workshop Improve Critical Thinking Skills with the Synergy of General AI and TBL Application Exercises.

Improve Critical Thinking Skills with the Synergy of GAI and TBL Application Exercises

When: October 13, 2023 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (EDT)
Session Description: Participants will engage in an application exercise while exploring how to utilize GAI for answers and techniques to facilitate critical thinking regarding the generated answers.

To learn more about this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org.

We hope to see you in October!

Bulchand & Verma to Present”ChatGPT-Proof Your TBL Classes”

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum. The theme for our virtual forum is Artificial Intelligence & Team-Based Learning. It’s time to think again! We are excited to welcome Sarada Bulchand from Duke-NUS Medical School and Shreya Verma from CognaLearn to lead the workshop ChatGPT-Proof Your TBL Classes. 

ChatGPT-Proof Your TBL Classes

When: October 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Session Description: AI language models like ChatGPT are creating excitement and concerns in the education community. ChatGPT can understand and generate human-like language and be used by educators and students for various purposes such as creating content, enhancing critical thinking, answering questions and providing feedback. Join us to explore ChatGPT and discuss how it can be used by educators in team-based learning to streamline processes and content. We will also discuss the potential challenges of using AI models.

To learn more about this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices, visit www.TBLCvirtualforum.org.

We hope to see you in October!

Spaces Remain for the October Fundamentals Series

As a reminder, 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 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through October 17. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 5
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development presented Tuesday, October 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL presented Thursday, October 12
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 17

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

Join TBLC for the Mid-Year Virtual Forum! Registration is NOW OPEN!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend the 2023 TBLC Mid-Year Virtual Forum on October 13, 2023, where we will explore the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Team-Based Learning. This online event, hosted by the TBLC, will offer attendees a chance to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices. You will also enjoy a variety of engaging sessions, including a keynote presentation, interactive TBL-style workshops, and a lively panel discussion of the emerging opportunities and challenges that AI brings to education and training.

Join us for a one-day virtual event where you can connect with colleagues from around the world as we:

  • Explore ways to ChatGPT-proof our TBL courses
  • Synergize General AI and TBL application exercises to improve critical thinking skills
  • Connect with the TBL community to forge connections and delve deeper into TBL, AI and more
  • Engage in a fast-paced info session with leaders in the field

When: Friday, October 13, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET

From an expert plenary session to interactive TBL-style workshops to dedicated community building, this will be an engaging opportunity for growth, learning and relationship building.

We hope to see you in October!

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 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through October 17. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Thursday, October 5
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development presented Tuesday, October 10
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL presented Thursday, October 12
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, October 17

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

Save the Date! TBLC 2023 Mid-Year Virtual Forum

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend the 2023 TBLC Mid-Year Virtual Forum on October 13, 2023, where we will explore the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Team-Based Learning. This online event, hosted by the TBLC, will offer attendees a chance to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how AI can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices. You will also enjoy a variety of engaging sessions, including a keynote presentation, interactive TBL-style workshops, and a lively panel discussion of the emerging opportunities and challenges that AI brings to education and training.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and innovate with us. Save the date and stay tuned for more details!

TBLC APC Sharing Session: Does TBL Improve Student Engagement and Outcomes in a PBL-Based Medical Course?


TBLC would like to invite you to join us this Wednesday/Thursday for the TBLC APC Sharing Session, a virtual round table discussion where you control the conversations. And the best part is these sessions are completely FREE for TBLC members!

July 13, 2023, at 9 AM SGT (9PM EDT on July 12, 2AM BST on July 13)
Does TBL Improve Student Engagement and Outcomes in a PBL-Based Medical Course? led by Bronwen Dalziel
Medical schools often utilize either a problem-based learning (PBL) or a team-based learning (TBL) curriculum approach to teach pre-clinical students. The Western Sydney University medical program is currently a PBL approach, however, they wished to use TBL in the course at the point where students are transitioning from pre-clinical learning to clinical learning environments to better prepare them for the diversity of cases they encounter in their clinical years.

In PBL, students get the opportunity to apply their newly found knowledge in the context of only one clinical case. By the end of their second year of PBL-style tutorials, students are disengaged with the pedagogy and also sometimes demonstrate limited ability to apply their learning to different clinical scenarios outside of the scope of their PBL case study. The structure of TBL better allows students to actively apply their knowledge to a large range of problems and case studies and discover gaps in their learning.

Therefore, in order to promote students who are independent learners that are good at problem-solving and transferring their knowledge across a variety of clinical scenarios, they created a modified version of TBL called “clinical classrooms”. Students value time with research scientists and clinicians and these clinical classroom tutorials have been a valuable steppingstone for students toward clinical attachments, as they complete their pre-clinical learning.


TBLC Virtual Social Hour: Hosts Needed
Did you know one added benefit to your TBLC Membership is a standing invitation to participate in our monthly virtual social hours? And better yet, you are invited to HOST a social hour on a TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE. These casual, hour-long sessions are designed to bring the TBLC community together to discuss topics we all care about (facilitation, lessons learned and trends from the TBLC meeting, peer evaluation, and more)! PLEASE VOLUNTEER to lead a social hour and share your knowledge with the TBLC community.

We look forward to seeing you this week!