TBL Resources

*Free For TBLC Members* TBLC Educational Development Fall Webinars

Registration is still open for two new online educational development webinars presented by TBLC, beginning on September 29 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD per session!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)
When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)
When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL: Oct 5, Tuesday
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module: Oct 7, Thursday
  • Evaluating MCQs for RATs and Application Activities: Oct 12, Tuesday
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL: Oct 14, Thursday
  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development: Oct 19, Tuesday

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Key Takeaways from the Fundamentals Series

  • Learn about the essentials of the TBL process
  • Learn how to convert non-TBL course material into a TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development and learn how to overcome them
  • Improve your TBL facilitation skills by adopting the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Develop insights into online TBL
  • How to improve student teamwork for learning effectiveness and engagement
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of global educators

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, click here. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!

Registration Now Open for TBLC Educational Development Webinars

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is excited to offer two new online educational development webinars, beginning on September 26 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitators by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions to expand your practice in team-based learning!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)

When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)

When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern

Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!

Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

Submit Your Module to the TBLC Resource Portal!

Do you have a favorite module you use in your classes that you’d love to share with others in your field? Be sure to submit your completed module to the TBLC Resource Portal!

If you’d like to submit your module, click here to view the submission form. The completed form should include all information necessary for teaching your module as well as instructions on submitting it. Once received, your module will be peer-reviewed by members of the TBLC Editorial Board.

We look forward to receiving your module!

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering this unique online opportunity beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7 PM Eastern and continuing through June 15.

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the June series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the June series? No problem! The full series will be offered again virtually later in 2021. We hope you can join us!

Spaces Still Remain in the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7 PM Eastern and continues through June 15. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the June series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the June series? No problem! The full series will be offered again virtually later in 2021. We hope you can join us!

Register Now for the June Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7 PM Eastern and continues through June 15. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!
Registration to the April series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the June series? No problem! The full series will be offered again in October 2021. We hope you can join us!

TBLC Featured Module Actors, Factors, & Choices: An Intro to Comparative Politics

Title: Actors, Factors, and Choices: An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Neal Carter
Affiliations: Brigham Young University
Context: POLSC 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics

This is the first substantive module used in POLSC 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics. This class is geared primarily toward Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, and International Studies majors in their first or second year of undergraduate studies. Sections typically have between 20 and 45 students. This module is designed for students to learn about three main theoretic approaches (culturalism, institutionalism, and rational choice) and start applying scientific reasoning and methods with special attention given to case selection. Sections are taught MWF for 1 hour each class period.

Required Reading
Preparation includes Chapter 1 of Gregory S Mahler Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations 6th ed. (2019 Lynne Rienner), a brief explanation of methods and diagrams I wrote (Methods and Diagrams and Comparative Methods as well as videos I have made (Introduction to Rational Approach; Prisoners’ Dilemma; Chicken).

Learning objectives: after completing the preparation assignments, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish among the Institutional, Cultural, and Rationalist approaches in explaining comparative politics.
  • Select best Most Similar System and Most Different System cases from a list of options based on the similarity or differences of the values of variables.
  • Demonstrate how complex causality poses challenges for causal claims in political analysis.
  • Explain how Prisoners’ Dilemma and Chicken can be used to depict political decisions.

Objectives
This early module of the course provides an introduction to the main course objectives. While they will not be able to perform these objectives at a high level, they will develop at least a rudimentary familiarity with them.

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • explain the three main theoretic approaches (institutionalism, culturalism, rational choice), indicating their primary focus.
  • explain historical and current political events using institutionalism, culturalism, and rationalism.
  • explain the structure and reasoning of basic rational choice games such as Prisoners’ Dilemma.
  • identify dependent and independent variables within the context of political analysis and decision-making.
  • explain why complex causality is important for the study of politics.
  • choose cases that would be appropriate for both a most similar systems and a most different systems analysis, explaining the reasons for the choice.

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

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering this unique online opportunity beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9 AM Eastern and continuing through April 22. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Thursday, April 8
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Tuesday, April 13
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, April 15
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, April 20
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, April 22

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!
Registration to the April series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

For more information, and to register, please click the button below. Can’t make the April series? No problem! The full series will be offered again in June 2021. We hope you can join us!

Spaces Still Available in TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development Workshop

Don’t miss the first in a new series of online workshops hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. The first session, held this Wednesday, March 31, will be led by Tom Jansen (Boy Scouts of America), Brian O’Dwyer (CognaLearn) and Liz Winter (University of Pittsburgh).

Workshop:TBL™ in Training and Workforce Development: A Translational Opportunity
Facilitators:
 Tom Jansen, Brian O’Dwyer and Liz Winter
When: March 31, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the continuing effort to develop best practices for translating high fidelity TBL™ into diverse workplace settings. TBL practitioners already work in public and private sectors, such as continuing medical education, executive development, and human services workforce development. The dissemination potential for TBL in workforce development is immense, where people undertake training throughout their occupational lives, in every imaginable sphere of work.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.