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“Experiences in Moving TBL Online – A Free Webinar Series Presented by TBLC

You may already be dealing with the challenge to put your courses online – or this is a challenge you will soon be facing.

Here is an opportunity to learn from TBLC members who are working on delivering TBL courses virtually. Each panel will share challenges and solutions that have helped in dealing with the new teaching environment. Each session will present a different method of online TBL instruction with a Q&A period at the end of the session.

Title: Experiences in Moving TBL Online
When: Tuesday May 12 and Tuesday May 19 at 10AM EDT
Speakers:

May 12 – Annetta Dolowitz (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Peter Balan (University of South Australia), Will Ofstad (California Health Sciences University) and Michele Clark (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
May 19 – Michele Clark (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Julie Estis (University of South Alabama) and Michelle Farland (University of Florida)

Discussion points will include:

  • iRAT and tRAT implementation
  • 4S application exercises
  • Overall course design considerations (synchronous/asynchronous delivery, useful technologies, etc.)

To register for this webinar please follow this link

Steering Committee Nominations Due May 15

We need to inform you that an error was made in the original call for nominations for open Steering Committee positions earlier this year. This election cycle we have two positions to fill: Treasurer and Higher Education Member-at-Large. The intent of the Steering Committee was to solicit nominations for a Member-at-Large, Higher Education (Non-Health Sciences). There is another existing Member-at-Large, Health Sciences position on the Steering Committee that is currently filled. The overarching goal of this practice is to ensure diverse representation within the TBLC leadership team. As a result of this error the nomination process is being reset for this year and we are initiating a new call for nominations to both open TBLC leadership positions.

The following positions are up for election this year:
• Treasurer (2 year term)
• Higher Education Member-At-Large, Non Health Sciences (3 year term)

Board meetings are held via video conference call monthly 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 Treasurer or Higher Education Member-At-Large. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged!

Please submit your nominations to https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020nominations

Deadline for nomination is May 15, 2020.

TBLC is a Collaborative of Volunteers Like You!

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile by becoming an active member of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative! The TBLC can give you access to a world-wide 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.

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.

Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization. The Editorial Board consists of a Chair and committee responsible for determining the process of review of these publications. Additional volunteers assist with peer review.

Research and Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within the Collaborative. This committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials. Annual responsibilities include peer reviewing grants when offered by TBLC.

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.

Annual Program Committee – The Annual Program Committee organizes annual TBLC meetings, such as identifying the meeting theme; selecting keynote and closing session speakers; reviewing and selecting proposals for workshops, oral sessions, and posters; implementing changes suggested by TBLC members; and performing other functions as needed to ensure the success of annual meetings. This committee consists of the Chair, Past-Chair, Future Chair (position available), Treasurer, and representatives from the Faculty Development Committee and Scholarship Committee. Additional members of the Committee may be appointed by the Committee Chair.

Marketing Committee – The Marketing Committee reviews and advises on the marketing activities of the collaborative. It develops and submits an annual marketing plan to the Steering Committee that will identify and coordinate activities of the TBLC committees with the purpose of marketing the collaborative.
Membership at a committee level fosters international collaborative relationships with like-minded colleagues, and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities. Note that if you are already a committee member you will still need to reach out and volunteer for the upcoming year.

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

#TBLC20 Featured Workshop Self and Peer Assessment

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design. This session will be presented by Emile Boutin and Dominique Murphy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Self and Peer Assessment: More Than Just Accountability? A Re-Evaluation in Light of Backwards Design 
Presented by: Emile Boutin – MGH Institute of Health Professions
Dominique Murphy – MGH Institute of Health Professions
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Have you struggled with making self and peer assessment an integral and valuable part of TBL? Would you like a way to develop soft skills in your students that are not explicitly taught in your curriculum, but are needed in the workplace? The MGH Institute of Health Professions physician assistant program’s TBL process of self and peer assessments has evolved organically since its inception in 2016. In this workshop using TBL principles and backward design, we will discuss the evolution of our self and peer assessment process which began as simply an anonymous survey process to ensure team accountability. Through student and faculty input, the process has been improved and includes themes like giving and receiving feedback, mediated face-to-face small group process sessions, and reflective writing. This process intentionally holds all members of the team accountable and also cultivates soft skills needed by our students in their professional settings. Small group discussions, a gallery walk of possible themes, and development of concrete learning objectives will provide participants with the opportunity to consider self and peer assessments as not just the most challenging component of TBL, but also as the component with the most potential for student development and growth.
 



If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance.

Register Today!

#TBLC20 Featured Workshop Team-Based Learning for Training

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: A New Perspective on the TBL Learning Contract. This session will be presented by Peter Balan OAM from the University of South Australia and Michele Clark from the  University of Nevada – Las Vegas. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: A New Perspective on the TBL Learning Contract 
Presented by: Peter Balan OAM – University of South Australia
Michele Clark – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

This workshop describes an innovative “grounded” approach to develop the student “learning contract” in the modern teaching and learning environment that requires students to take increased responsibility for the learning, and with an emphasis on students working in Team-Based Learning teams. In particular, this workshop demonstrates how the student learning contract can be formulated quickly in the context where there are three parties: the student, the team, and the educator. The workshop is based on a “bottom-up” method for developing the learning agreement using students’ own words by analyzing their perceptions of their own responsibilities, the responsibilities of their team members, and of the educator, in order for them to be successful in their studies. Importantly, the method demonstrated in this workshop allows educators to implement research projects that allow them to identify similarities and differences between perceptions based on student gender, their origin (local versus international students) and their academic performance. The findings of this type of research lead directly to an improved understanding of behaviors that can be immediately used for classroom management.
 



If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance.

Register Today!

#TBLC20 Featured Workshop Team-Based Learning for Training

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Team-Based Learning for Training (TBL-T): Lessons Learned in Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Corporate Education and Developing Best Practices. This session will be presented by Liz Winter from the University of Pittsburgh. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Team-Based Learning for Training (TBL-T): Lessons Learned in Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Corporate Education and Developing Best Practices
Presented by: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM

In 2017, several TBLC members discussed exploring a high-fidelity TBL model for diverse training settings. Many are involved in the translational work of using TBL-T including public and private organizations, in diverse areas including continuing medical education, corporate executive education, and public human services workforce development. The potential for the dissemination of TBL in these areas is hard to overstate, since so many occupations involve regular, ongoing training. Broader practice and accept

Frequently those who deliver curriculum are not those who develop it, so training both sets of people is essential and one size of training does not fit all. This workshop will use case studies as pre-work and participants will use TBL applications to collaborate on developing best practices to address the dimensions outlined above.



If you’d like to register for this workshop but have already registered for the meeting, you can easily update your registration online. Visit www.tblcmeeting.org and select “Already Registered?” at the bottom of the page, then enter your email address and password. Didn’t set up a password when you registered? No problem! Simply select the link on that page that says, “Don’t know your password? Click here to reset it.” If you have any trouble feel free to email the TBLC office at support@tblcadmin.org for assistance.

Register Today!

Conference Support for European TBLC Members

ETBLC are offering European TBLC members the opportunity to apply for conference support up to a maximum of €150/£125 for presenters of TBL workshops and presentations at conferences and meetings. The aim of this is to help widen the awareness of TBL within the education and wider community.

Details required are:
1. The title of the conference/meeting
2. The title of the presentation and evidence of acceptance and 
3. Evidence of anticipated expense.  

In return for the support you will be expected to:
1. Distribute ETBLC leaflets at your presentation (which will be mailed to you).
2. Give a short email debrief of the activity including attendance numbers.
3. If using social media include the hashtag #TeamBasedLearning.  

Payment will be made on receipt of the copy of appropriate receipts and the debrief. Payments will be made electronically so bank details will be required.

It is anticipated that there will be a response time of 1 month from receipt of the application which will be considered by a sub-committee of the ETBLC board. There will be a maximum of ten awards made in 2020 and only one award will be made per person per year (January-December). 

Please email your application to Danielle Inscoe danielle@tblcadmin.org
 

Thank you,
ETBLC Board

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.

Good things happening with you? Let us know!

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: January 20, 2020

TBLC Administrative Office Closed for Thanksgiving

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 28-29, 2019 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours Monday, December 2, 2019.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2020 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.