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TBLC 2020 Call for Workshop Abstracts Submissions – Due July 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 19th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
Abstracts are currently welcomed for Workshop presentation formats.
Workshops will be accepted within one of three tracks:
  • Fundamentals Track
  • Innovations & Applications track
  • Scholarship & Research Track
Fundamentals Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for implementation of effective TBL. Target audience: educators with less than 3 years’ experience using TBL or educators who want to become more effective in practicing the essentials of TBL.

Innovations and Applications Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for using TBL in specific educational settings or in a specific academic discipline. Creative innovations that remain consistent with TBL principles are encouraged.

Target audience: educators who are currently using TBL and who desire to improve their practice by interacting with those in similar educational roles, disciplines, or settings.

Scholarship and Research Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the educational process and outcomes of TBL. Workshops emphasizing either qualitative or quantitative research methods are preferred.

Target audience: educators who want to study the TBL process and communicate findings in a scholarly manner, e.g. peer-reviewed publications.

Requirements to be included in workshop proposal

  1. Title of workshop
  2. Organizer and co-leaders: for each person who will facilitate the workshop, submit name, degree, institution, email, phone, and qualifications for leading the workshop. Designate one person to communicate with the program committee. Please note that only registered participants will be listed within the final Conference Program.
  3. Purpose and rationale of the workshop (Workshops proposed for fundamentals track ONLY: Submit learners’ evaluations of a previous workshop you have done on this topic.)
  4. Specific learning objectives of the workshop (behavioral)
  5. Intended audience
  6. Format: the method that leaders will use during the workshop; include description of how essential elements of TBL will be incorporated.
  7. Detailed schedule of workshop activities, with each segment in minutes, including breaks (assume total duration of 120 minutes).
  8. Advance assignments for participants (optional)
  9. Audio-visual requirements: provide a list. NOTE: This will be confirmed by the Admin Planning Team as to availability.
  10. Number of participants: provide the maximum number you will accept
Proposals are to be submitted online using the online submission form found here by July 15, 2020.

If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2020 Call for 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 2020 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 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 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 July 31 to support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2020 Call for 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 2020 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 2020 TBLC meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 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 July 31 tosupport@tblcadmin.org.

Call for Member Announcements in TBLC Global News – Deadline June 1

The next issue of the membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), TBLC Global News, will be published in June. 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.


Deadline for submission: June 1, 2019 For inclusion in the next edition, please submit your item online here:
https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/member_news

2019 TBLC Grant Award Winners

TBLC 19

The TBLC supports and encourages research and scholarship in team-based learning. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals in 2019-2020. This year there were several applicants who applied for the research grant, and we would like to recognize the winners for this year’s grant.

Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Inam Haq, Stuart Lane, and Eszter Kalman
The University of Sydney
“Team collaboration: the importance of self and peer review within the TBL process ”

Anjali Chaudry and Judith Ainsworth
Dominican University of Amsterdam
“Developing Student Leadership Competency Through Team-Based Learning”

Shenhua Wu, Shenghua Zha, Julie Estis, Xiojun Li, and Kezhan Yan
University of South Alabama
“Integrating Team-based Learning in Improving Technical Writing Skill for STEM Students”

Each applicant and their research team will receive funding for administrative, technical, or statistical support to carry out their project indcluding research supplies & expenses (e.g., survey instruments, duplication, mailings), communication between participants (e.g., web/phone conference) and/or travel (up to $1,000).

*Last Call* Steering Committee Nominations Due March 1

Nominations for the upcoming open positions on the Steering Committee of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will soon be closing. The Steering Committee 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

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