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TBLC – Last Chance for 2016 Regional Workshop Registration

Time is running out if you’d like to register for the 2016 TBLC Regional Workshop in Houston, TX on Saturday, September 17th. Ruth Levine and Dawnelle Schatte will be presenting.

This all day session will offer 2 workshops:

TBL 101

This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in a TBL format, participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

Creating an Effective TBL Module

This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.

For more information or to register, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

TBLC – September Featured Members

Dan BrownDaniel (Dan) Brown, Pharm.D.
daniel_brown@pba.edu

Daniel is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Faculty Development at the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy in West Palm Beach, Florida. He first implemented TBL in a clinical pharmacokinetics course in 2011, and has since completed 5 iterations of that course. He has mentored one trainer-consultant as part of the TBLC program and, as Director of Faculty Development, he has conducted numerous TBL workshops for faculty at his institution and other schools.

Daniel’s two TBL innovations are a “memory quiz” to help students learn critical factual information that is needed in problem-solving, and a “Take Home Points” slide that follows the discussion of every application exercise. Learn more about these innovations by following this link!

 

Alaa ShoushanAlaa Shoushan

Alaa is a year 5 medical student at Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) in the United Arab Emirates. Her experience with TBL as a student has motivated Alaa to study the impact of TBL on medical students. Alaa is interested in implementing TBL within an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) format. Her proposal to do this is currently under consideration at RAKMHSU. Alaa is an author on the upcoming publication Impact and effectiveness of TBL methodology on MBBS students of RAKMHSU. In addition, she plans to expand upon this research by including additional study years, majors, and instructors.

Welcome New TBLC Steering Committee Members

It is our pleasure to announce to you 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.

Treasurer:
Christopher Burns
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Julie Estis Member-at-Large Health Sciences:
Julie Estis
University of South Alabama

Please join us in congratulating our new Steering Committee members as they join our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.

TBLC 2017 – Call for Abstracts Reminder – Due 9/1!

The TBLC Call for Poster and Oral Abstracts is quickly drawing to a close! As a reminder, the deadline for submission is September 1, 2016. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the 16th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Abstracts are being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations, and Research/Scholarship. Please visit www.tblcabstract.org to submit your abstract.

Please note: The first time you enter the site, you will be required to create an account.

If you have difficulties submitting your abstract or have additional questions, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC 2017 – Plenary Highlight: Story Musgrave

The 16th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote speakers! We have two keynote speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Story Musgrave: Multiple Platforms, Domains and Disciplines

“My entire life I have been immersed in a multiplicity of domains and disciplines, sometimes out of choice but many times I got tossed into them and had to work out a survival strategy or better yet some desirable outcome. Sometimes my life in these domains was a serial affair but many times it was a simultaneous mastery of multiple domains that was required. At times it has even been simultaneous mastery of up to 7 or 8 totally different and seemingly unrelated domains. Mastery may involve a contextual selection of a part of a domain or mastery of the entire domain. Depending on the particular domain the level of mastery may be determined by many different metrics such as course completion, tests, certification or meeting performance goals. For me the ultimate mastery was to be accountable and responsible for an outcome that was to meet the world’s expectations. Often the outcome was life or death for me or others or a major catastrophe. Over the years I developed a personal operating methodology to deal with any situation, survive, learn the game and get on to a desirable outcome. I shall show the power of collaborating in multiple worlds, not only in stated principles but as shown through dramatic real life scenarios.”

For more information on Dr. Musgrave, please click here.

Be sure to Save the Date for the 2017 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

TBLC 2016 – Regional Workshop Reminder

The Team Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to learn about team-based learning at their regional workshop in Houston, Texas on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

This all day session will offer 2 workshops:

TBL 101
This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in a TBL format, participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

At the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles that foster active learning in small groups
  • Identify the key elements of TBL
  • Appreciate the value of “backward design”
  • Define the 4S approach to effective in-class applications
  • Identify barriers to implementation and strategize solutions

Creating an Effective TBL Module
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™ – TBL 101. The entire workshop is conducted in a TBL format and there is an advance assignment.

Participants will practice and develop skills for creating effective Team-Based Learning modules by participating in the following activities:

  • a clarification of the process and importance of readiness assurance
  • a differentiation of the levels and types of application exercise questions
  • an opportunity to practice writing objectives for an application exercise writing an application exercise and comparing and contrasting the application exercises of others

These workshops will be led by Ruth Levine and Dawnelle Schatte. Please click here for more information and to register.

We hope to see you there!

 

TBLC 2017 – Call for Abstracts – Due 9/1!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is a group dedicated to supporting educators and trainers from a variety of educational & professional development settings that have implemented or wish to implement Team-Based Learning (TBL). Our recent conferences have included educators from a broad range of backgrounds, including medical education and other health-related disciplines, business and social science disciplines, graduate and undergraduate education, professional schools, and K-12 education. We have benefited from everyone’s experience and wisdom as we strive to share teaching resources, mentor one another, and promote the dissemination, evaluation, and scholarship of TBL.

We invite you to the 16th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning, which will be held March 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida with pre-conference workshops on March 2, 2017.

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral roundtable 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 roundtable 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 roundtable presentations. Applicants will be notified by October 15th, 2016 whether their abstracts were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting and whether deemed appropriate for poster or brief oral roundtable presentation.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals track – 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 track – 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 track – 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”.

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

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: September 1, 2016.

Word Limit: 300

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly excited to increase the number of submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Orlando in 2017!

How to Connect with the TBLC Admin Team

The TBLC Admin team has grown. To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know our members and what they do for TBLC.

Julie K. Hewett, CMP
Association Manager

Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 7 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 Association.

Danielle Inscoe
Account Manager, Membership Support

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 Association activities. Danielle manages the social media aspect of TBLC. She helps create posts to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. Danielle also ensures the website for TBLC is always up to date while also helping get new content posted as it becomes available.

Alex Strogen
Graphic Designer

Alex creates graphics for the association while also handling any of the marketing needs that may arise.

How to Connect with the Team:

TBLC
c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1404 1/2 Adams Avenue
Huntington, WV 25704

Phone: 304 208 8011
Fax: 304 523 9701

Email:
Julie Hewett: julie@tblcadmin.org
Danielle Inscoe: danielle@tblcadmin.org
Alex Strogen: alex@tblcadmin.org
When in doubt? support@tblcadmin.org

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TBLearning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamBasedLearning

TBLC 2017 – Call for Workshop Abstracts Reminder – Due 7/15!

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2017 TBLC meeting in Orlando, Florida from March 2-4, 2017 is Friday,  July 15, 2016.

Proposals are to be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site.  Workshops are currently being accepted in three tracks: Fundamentals, Innovations and Applications, and Scholarship and Research.

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org.