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TBLC Best Paper Award Submissions Due October 15

TBLC

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
  • Best Research paper

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2019 or 2018), 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 2020 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 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 October 15 to support@tblcadmin.org.

Call for Member Announcements in TBLC Global News

TBLC

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

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

*Reminder* Poster & Oral Abstracts Due 10/15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown. 

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral round table 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 round table 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 round table presentations.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals
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
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
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”.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the following oral presentations:

ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Authors are invited to present their research results in an oral presentation. These oral presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes for the research summary and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

ORAL FOCUS SESSIONS
Authors are invited to present innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based. These sessions will help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting. These sessions will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes to frame the topic of discussion and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

Submission Instructions:

1. Abstracts should be 300 words or less in length     • Research presentation template: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion
     • Focus session template: Description of the problem or issue, proposed solutions or approaches, limitations
2. References are NOT required for these submissions
3. Criteria for review will include:
     • Importance/significance of the topic
     • Generalizability/Transferability of information for use at other institutions
     • Clarity of the abstract 
 Please note that Wifi will NOT be available for focus sessions. Please be sure to plan accordingly.

This year we are encouraging poster presentations in an updated size and format. 
Presenters are being encouraged to explore an updated poster format that includes a headline with major findings, a bulleted list of important research information, and a QR code that links to more information.

Example of the updated format. More information about this style can be found in the NPR article “To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.”

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: October 15, 2019

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!

TBLC 2020 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
 We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the following oral presentations:

ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Authors are invited to present their research results in an oral presentation. These oral presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes for the research summary and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. 

ORAL FOCUS SESSIONS
Authors are invited to present innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based. These sessions will help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting. These sessions will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes to frame the topic of discussion and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience.

Submission Instructions:

  • Abstracts should be 300 words or less in length
    • Research presentation template: Introduction, methods, results, conclusion
    • Focus session template: Description of the problem or issue, proposed solutions or approaches, limitations
  • References are NOT required for these submissions
  • Criteria for review will include:
    • Importance/significance of the topic
    • Generalizability/Transferability of information for use at other institutions
    • Clarity of the abstract 

Please note that Wifi will NOT be available for focus sessions. Please be sure to plan accordingly. 

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit your abstract. Please note that the first time you enter the site, you will be required to create a user profile

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt, MD
Chair, TBLC 2020 Program Committee

*Reminder* Call for TBLC Executive Editor of Publications

The TBLC is seeking a new Executive Editor of Publications. The primary role of the Executive Editor of Publications is to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board and provide oversight to the TBL module resource bank that is available to all members. The TBLC is also excited about a new opportunity to partner with an external company to build TBL modules for their customers to use in their classrooms. 

A full list of responsibilities and requirements can be found online here. To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org

Application deadline: August 9, 2019

Please review the TBLC bylaws for more information about the Steering Committee. If you have any questions about this position or the duties pertained therein please contactmichael.nelson@drake.edu.

TBLC 2019 Steering Committee Election Results

It is our pleasure to announce 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.

President-Elect
Julie Estis
University of South Alabama
(2019-2021)

Member-at-Large Health Sciences
Sarah Lerchenfeldt
Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
(2019-2022)

Moving off of the Steering Committee is Karla Kubitz, Past President. That position will now be held for a two-year term by Michael Nelson as Michelle Farland steps into the role of TBLC President. Please join us in congratulating our new and renewed Steering Committee members as they work toward our continuing efforts to make TBLC a leader in promoting the understanding and evolution of TBL across the educational community.

Please contact support@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position. 

Call for TBLC Executive Editor of Publications

The TBLC is seeking a new Executive Editor of Publications. The primary role of the Executive Editor of Publications is to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board and provide oversight to the TBL module resource bank that is available to all members. The TBLC is also excited about a new opportunity to partner with an external company to build TBL modules for their customers to use in their classrooms. The Executive Editor of Publications will work collaboratively with the TBLC President related to this project serving a 3-year term. 

Qualifications

  • Required
    • Expertise in TBL and passion to provide leadership
    • Management of the TBLC Resource Bank 
    • Enthusiasm to develop potential new ventures related to publication opportunities
    • Experience serving as a reviewer in a peer review process
    • Participation in monthly Steering Committee meetings
  • Preferred
    • Experience as an editorial board member, assistant/associate editor, or editor for a journal, book, electronic educational resource, etc.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae via email to support@tblcadmin.org.

 Application deadline: August 9, 2019

Please review the TBLC bylaws for more information about the Steering Committee. If you have any questions about this position or the duties pertained therein please contactmichael.nelson@drake.edu.


Thank you,
Michelle Farland
TBLC President

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile with TBLC!

The TBLC can give you access to a worldwide network of active and like-minded people, and a really good way to do this is to become an active member of one of the committees helping to build TBL internationally. The TBLC Steering Committee would like to invite you to become more involved with the Collaborative. There are several areas in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated.

Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization.

Educational Development Committee – The Educational Development Committee is responsible for obtaining, evaluating, developing, and disseminating TBL best practices and materials about TBL to be used by the membership and for recruitment.

Finance Committee – The Finance Committee is responsible for the oversight of all financial matters of the Collaborative and for the development of the annual Collaborative financial report and respective budgets.

Membership Committee - The Membership Committee develops methods and programs for active membership recruitment and retention. Two recent responsibilities include the three to four yearly newsletters and the development and monitoring of the new website.

Research & Scholarship Committee – The Research & Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within the TBLC. This Committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure processes and outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials related to TBL. Annual responsibilities also include peer reviewing grant proposals submitted to the TBLC for funding.

Membership at a committee level fosters international collaborative relationships with like-minded colleagues, and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities.

Please contact support@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position. 

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 and need not necessarily be presented in TBL format:
  • 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.