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TBLC 2021 Call for 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 and therefore announces the 2020 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:

  • Best Scholarship paper (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

Submit your paper today!

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 or 2019), 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 2021 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

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, 2020 to support@tblcadmin.org.

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

*New* Featured Module – Anatomical Terminology to Analyze Movement

Title: Anatomical Terminology to Analyze Movement
Authors: Tamara Bories and Miguel Narvaez
Affiliations: Western Illinois University
Resources available with this module: Readings, application exercise, RAT
Context: KIN 392 – Bio Mechanics
The lesson provides the students a video recorded mini-lecture, practice questions, additional website links and resources for further exploration of content that may be difficult to understand with first exposure. 

Required Reading
The pre-reading consists of a portion of the textbook used for the course: Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, (3rd edition, 2013), published by Human Kinetics Press (Champaign, IL). The assigned reading comes from the chapter entitled Angular Kinematics (pp. 178-189). The students are provided the learning objectives as a study guide to the TEDEd Lesson and pre-reading material.
Objectives
By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • identify the positions of the joints when standing in anatomical position
  •  identify how directional terminology is used
  • classify planes and the associated axes of motion
  • utilize movement terminology for each of the major joints when describing movements
  • apply anatomical terminology when analyzing movements
  • analyze movement complexity; sequencing of and simultaneous movements
  • evaluate movement complexity; sequencing of and simultaneous movements

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

TBLC Featured Resource GI Secretions and Their Clinical Relevance

Title: GI Secretions and Their Clinical Relevance
Authors: Suzan Kamel- ElSayed, VMD, PhD; Richard Sabina, PhD; David M. Thomas, PhD; Gustavo Patino, MD, PhD and Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm D
Affiliations: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Resources available with this module: Application Exercise
Context: Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Organ System Course
This TBL module was developed for second-year medical students enrolled in a required Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Organ System Course. It was designed to cover foundational concepts for the physiology of gastrointestinal (GI) secretion and its regulation, as well as the pathophysiology, causes, and diagnoses of two important GI diseases (cystic fibrosis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This TBL module was offered during the 4th week of a five-week course.

Required ReadingSession objectives and advanced the preparatory material (a 21 page reading assignment) were provided to students one week prior to the scheduled TBL module. External resources can be used during application exercise.
Objectives

  • Describe the paracrine, endocrine and neural regulation of gastrointestinal secretion.
  • Demonstrate how paracrine, endocrine and neural factors can coordinate to regulate gastrointestinal secretory functions.
  • Compare sympathetic and parasympathetic innervations and their effects on salivary gland secretion.
  • Distinguish between the pathophysiologic mechanisms of two different clinical problems that are associated with secretory functions of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Engage the material by critically evaluating its content and employing peer teaching during the session.
  • Participate in the TBL in a professional and respectful manner.

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

Top 5 Reasons Why TBLC Membership is Valuable

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

  1. Access to the Resource Bank – The TBLC Resource Bank 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!

Would you like to have a TBL Trainer-Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
 
Please email us at support@tblcadmin.org with the following information:

  • Institution
  • Type of workshop requested
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Date you’d like the workshop to be held

Once we have this information, we will be able to help assist in finding the proper Trainer-Consultant to lead this workshop!

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 support@tblcadmin.org.

2020 TBLC Election Slate Now Online

I am pleased to present the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates for the 2020 election of members for the Steering Committee of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC). In accordance with our bylaws, the committee has delivered these names and supporting materials for posting to our website. I now invite you to review the individuals and their qualifications. Click here to view the slate.

This information will remain posted throughout the month of June, and on July 1st an electronic ballot will be activated. At that time, TBLC members in good standing will be invited to select one (1) nominee for Treasurer (2-year term) and one (1) nominee for Member-At-Large: Higher Education (3-year term).

Write-in candidates will be accepted until Friday, June 19th. To qualify for nomination by petition, each candidate must have the support of at least 15 TBLC members in good standing. All petitions and letters must be addressed to and received by support@tblcadmin.org on or before midnight Eastern Time (GMT-5).
Thank you,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
TBLC Association Manager

Experiences in Moving TBL Online Free TBLC Webinar Archives

We hope that you had a chance to take part in the live TBLC Webinars titled “Experiences in Moving TBL Online.” In the May 12 session, host and TBLC Membership Committee Chair Michele Clark welcomed a panel of exciting and engaging speakers from the TBLC membership to discuss their best practices and suggestions in moving TBL classes online, both before and after the pandemic. In the May 19 session, TBLC President-Elect Julie Estis discussed this same topic with TBLC President Michelle Farland and Michele Clark. In case you missed the live sessions, or if you would like to revisit any of these discussions, please find the link to their  archive and the chat below.

May 12 – Experiences in Moving TBL Online
May 12 Chat Log

May 19 – Experiences in Moving TBL Online
Chat log coming soon!

We are working on new and exciting content to bring to you over the summer. Stay tuned!