Member News

Call for Members in the News Submissions – Deadline February 6

The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in February. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and 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, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments in our newsletter!

Please submit your news online here for inclusion in the next edition. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments in the newsletter, but welcome you to share your personal news on the TBLC Facebook page!

Deadline:February 6, 2019

Steering Committee Nominations Due March 1

It’s time once again to begin thinking about selection of those to serve on the Steering Committee of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC). This is the governing body that determines the direction of TBLC and all our various programs and activities.

This message is a call to our membership for those who wish to be considered by the Nominating Committee as potential candidates.

The following positions are up for election this year:
President-Elect (2 year term)
Member-At-Large: Health Sciences (3 year term)


Steering Committee meetings are held via conference call every month and additional business may be conducted through e-mail.

If this opportunity to expand your influence in Team-Based Learning while advancing the work of TBLC fits your personal career goals, then I invite you to submit your nomination for either President-Elect or Health Sciences Member-At-Large. Self-nominations are welcomed!

Please submit your nominations on the online form here: https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2019nominations

How to Update Your TBLC Membership Profile

Did you know that you can update your contact information and add a picture to your TBLC Membership Profile? If you would like to update your information, you can do so by logging in to the TBLC Member’s Only section of the website here.

Once logged in, click “My Profile” at the top of the page. Once here, you can upload a picture to your profile by clicking on the current picture shown and also make any necessary changes to your membership profile, such as adding your address, phone number, or university.

If you don’t remember your password, you can use the “Forgot your password?” link under the login boxes. If you have any questions about uploading your picture or updating your membership profile, contact Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.

How to Connect with the Admin Team

To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know the members of the TBLC Admin Team and what they do for the Collaborative.


Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
Collaborative Manager

 Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 9 years in many different ways. Currently, she is responsible for Board and Committee support and conference management. Julie will continue to oversee the rest of the management team to support the overall needs of the Collaborative. 

Danielle Inscoe, QAS
Managing Director

Danielle’s role with TBLC will be as the first point of member contact whether by phone or email. She will be helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and will be available to answer questions regarding memberships and upcoming Collaborative activities. 

Cassie Chinn, MAJ, QAS
Communications Director

Cassie serves TBLC as the liaison of communications between and among the membership. She can be found serving the Membership and Website committees, working on the daily email communications and working on the quarterly newsletter. She helps create posts to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. Cassie also ensures the website for TBLC is always up to date while also helping get new content posted as it becomes available.

Amoritia Strogen-Hewett, QAS
Conference Logistics

Amoritia manages the bulk of conference as well as on-site logistics. Although Amoritia is not involved with TBLC on a daily basis, she is always ready and willing to help as needed and may be seen at the annual meeting or upcoming workshops.

How to Connect with the Team
By mail:
TBLC
c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1000 5th Avenue
Suite 100
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-208-8011
Fax: 304-523-9701

Email:
Julie Hewett: julie@tblcadmin.org
Danielle Inscoe: danielle@tblcadmin.org
Cassie Chinn: cassie@tblcadmin.org
Amoritia Strogen-Hewett: amoritia@tblcadmin.org
When in doubt: support@tblcadmin.org

PREVIEW THE 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

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Don’t miss the FREE orientation webinar for the 18th Annual TBLC Meeting on Thursday, January 10. This webinar is your sneak peak into the preconference workshops, keynote speakers and workshops that make the TBLC annual meeting the can’t-miss team-based learning event of the year! Join our panelists, Dr. Peter Balan and Dr. Jennifer Styron in an enriching and engaging look into the upcoming meeting in Tampa, Florida!

Panelists: Peter Balan, University of South Australia MGN School and Jennifer Styron, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Register here for the TBLC webinar at 12:00pm ET on Thursday, January 10 for an hour-long preview of the meeting, including an orientation to the workshops and sessions, speakers and poster presentations that round out our robust conference. Take an in-depth look at the content offered in each workshop as well as the content’s interconnectedness across various disciplines. Peter and Jennifer will show you why the TBLC annual meeting can benefit any educator who wants to meet and interact with others who are serious about developing their knowledge of TBL and why the session offerings are essential for every serious TBL instructor.

We will also have time for a Q&A session where you will have the chance to ask questions about the conference.

Remember to register for the conference and make your hotel arrangements at www.tblcmeeting.org. The deadline for Early Bird registrations is 15 January.

Early Bird Discount Deadline is January 15, 2019!

The 2019 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, registration is $395/$495 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $475/$575 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!


The TBLC attendee room rate is $239 per night at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The special room rate is for the nights of March 14-16, 2019. This special rate will only be available until February 11, 2016.
After February 11, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for TBLC attendees, so be sure to book your hotel before the cut off!


To make your reservations, please call the hotel’s reservation line directly at (800) 468-3571 or visit the hotel’s booking website and use group code TBL.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know atsupport@tblcadmin.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Florida!

#TBLC19 Pre-conference Workshops

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The 2019 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 16, 2019. Thursday, March 14 is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight some of the sessions for you. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL*

Presenters: TBD

This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, sequence of events, and benefits of TBL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
  2. Explain how and why TBL works.
  3. Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module*

Presenters: TBD
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the sequence of steps used for designing a TBL module.
  2. Describe characteristics of effective readiness assurance test questions and application exercise questions.
  3. Construct application exercises that adhere to the ‘4 S’ framework and engage teams in higher-level thinking.
  4. Use backward design to align application exercises with the readiness assurance test and module learning objectives.
*Please note that Fundamental Principle and Practices of TBL and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Effective Mentoring for Educators

Presenters: TBD

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast 3 definitions of mentoring in relation to process and outcomes.
  2. Choose an appropriate mentor or mentee.
  3. Describe the characteristics of a functional mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. Assess tangible outcomes of mentoring and evaluate whether the mentor-mentee relationship is accomplishing its purposes.

Research Development Day

Presenters: Peter Balan & Dean Parmelee
The program builds on the very successful Research Development Day in 2018. You will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help you to develop your particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
We recommend that you also register for the Research Development Day Follow-Up on the Saturday of the conference. These two sessions are a “must” for those wishing to develop or improve their understanding of research knowledge and who wish to increase their research output. Detailed information about the Research Development Day at the 2018 Conference is on the TBLC member website (Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship).
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
*Please note that Research Development Day will have an additional fee of $170 each.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2019 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC19 Plenary Speaker Highlight – Dr. Sheila Chauvin!

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The 18th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year, a plenary session and a panel discussion, and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Sheila Chavin: Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at Your School

  
This 90‐minute session will engage participants in an interactive, hands‐on application of concepts and strategies related to leadership and change process and management. Participants will work through a scenario depicting an initiative to establish team‐based learning within a MD degree program. Both small and large group learning activities will be used. By the end of the plenary session, participants will enhance their abilities to facilitate successful change from introduction to adoption to implementation to institutionalization (long‐term, sustainable change).

Dr. Sheila Chauvin holds a Professor Emerita appointment with the LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans and continues her affiliation as Professor – Research (gratis), Department of Internal Medicine. Upon joining LSU Health, Dr. Chauvin was the founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development and the LSU Health Teaching Academy. She continued in those leadership roles until her retirement in 2016. Since retirement, Dr. Chauvin has continued to be actively and extensively engaged in health professions education through consultative and collaborative work across a variety of academic health institutions. Dr. Chauvin has 44 years of professional experience and is well- known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes. Her academic background includes a Ph. D. with Honors in Educational Administration and Supervision (minor: Psychology) from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge; post-graduate and certificate work in educational leadership and supervision at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, a Master of Education with Honors in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in learning disabilities and psychology) from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana; and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education.


Be sure to register for the 2019 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 14 – 16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, USA. 

TBLC Administrative Offices will be closed on November 22 & 23

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 22-23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours November 26, 2018.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2019 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Want to improve TBL in your classroom? Get Certified!

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.