The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. Presented in conjunction with and through InteDashboard, the TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, July 21 at 7PM EDT and continues through August 4.
What are the workshops included in the series?
Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, July 21 at 7 PM EDT.
Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, July 23 at 7 PM EDT.
Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM EDT.
Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL Thursday, July 30 at 7 PM EDT.
Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, August 4 at 7 PM EDT.
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 here.
Join a TBLC member panel for tips and solutions in virtual TBL teaching in the last session of “Experiences in Moving TBL Online.” The session will also have an opportunity to pose your questions to the panelists in a Q&A roundtable session.
Title: Experiences in Moving TBL Online When: Tuesday May 19 at 10AM EDT Speakers: Michele Clark (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Julie Estis (University of South Alabama) and Michelle Farland (University of Florida)
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).
Are you going to be presenting a TBL workshop soon? Let us know!
If you’ll be leading a TBL workshop and you’d like some TBLC materials, please just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include:
• Where the workshop will be held • How many attendees you expect • When the workshop will be held • Your shipping address We’d be happy to provide you with some A-E cards, TBLC brochures, and TBLC meeting/regional workshop flyers!
Once the workshop is over, we ask that you forward us this sign in sheet that includes attendee’s names, institutions, and email addresses so that we may follow up with them.
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 manages all day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and serves as direct support for the many committees within the association, including the Steering Committee.
Cassie Chinn, MAJ, QAS Communications Director Cassie serves TBLC as the liaison of communications between and among the membership. She helps create messaging to get the word out about what goes on within the organization.
Amoritia Strogen-Hewett, QAS Conference Logistics Amoritia handles all conference and regional workshop logistics. She works closely with the annual program committee to structure, plan and execute each meeting, ensuring its success.
Elizabeth Davidson, MFA Liz currently serves as the Resource Bank Editorial Assistant. She also handles all abstract management for the annual conference.Tabby Locascio Tabby manages the member and non-member web pages, including edits to design and functionality. She also assists with conference-related administrative tasks. Claire Perkins Claire’s role with TBLC will be as the first point of member contact whether by phone or email. She is available to answer questions regarding memberships and upcoming Collaborative activities.
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
The 2020 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 17, 2020. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL certification, or choose from several other course offerings. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!
Workshops being offered on Sunday, March 15 include:
Research Development Day In this course, attendees will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help attendees in the development of a particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom* Presenter: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh
Effective facilitation is an integral component of the successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity that requires the instructor to implement strategies that engage the audience and promote intrinsic motivation to participate. The purpose of this workshop is to share a diverse range of facilitation strategies that instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.
Problem-Solving Barriers to TBL Delivery: Diving into the Gray Literature Presenter: Will Ofstad – California Health Sciences University
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to engage in self-directed problem solving for improved TBL delivery:
Identify: define common barriers, articulate assumptions, and delineate knowledge gaps.
Structure: classify barriers by context and instructional phase; break down and prioritize sub-problems.
Solutions: research prior knowledge; generate, reuse, and/or integrate possible solutions and limitations; assess against a quality learning environment criteria.
Improve: validate implantation; solicit peer review and reflect; generalize to other problems; reproduce and disseminate if novel.
Digging Deeper into Different Types of Mentoring Relationships, How to Make them Work for YOU Presenter: Jody Takemoto – California Health Sciences University Christopher Burns – California Health Sciences University
In our everyday lives, we play various mentoring types of roles in our student’s and colleagues’ lives. Having these types of effective relationships is important for both professional and personal growth. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to differentiate the role of mentees, mentors, coaches, sponsors, and connectors and deploy acquired tools to make these relationships effective for them.
Peer Evaluation and Team Development* Presenter: Michelle Farland – University of Florida Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
The objectives of this workshop include:
Review the key components of a PF system in TBL.
Present best practices for PF implementation for various educational settings.
Promote participants to design a PF system that fits the needs and characteristics of their own institutions.
Promote the development of partnerships among TBLC members for future collaboration on PF research.
*These workshops are on the Fundamentals Certification track.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2020 TBLC Meeting, please click here.
The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in January. 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!
In the last free webinar of 2019, presenter Amanda Emke discussed her research on the direct observation of professional behaviors in team-based learning settings.
Want to watch the webinar again? Did you miss it the first time around? Don’t worry! Find the link to the archive to this session, and our previous sessions, below:
Title: Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning Presenters: Amanda Emke Time: Tuesday, November 6 at 12 PM EST Archive link: https://vimeo.com/371442285
The TBLC free webinar series will take a brief break over the holidays and return in February. Stay tuned for more information after the beginning of the year! Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at email@example.com.
California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is pleased to invite you to our two-day Educational Summit, held November 5-6, 2019. All registrants who complete this two-day training are eligible for the Knowledge of Fundamentals of TBL certification.
Date/Time November 5-6, 2019 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location CHSU Campus 45 N. Clovis Ave Clovis, CA 93612
For more information about the event, or to register, please click here.
In next month’s free TBLC webinar, presenter Amanda Emke from Washington University School of Medicine will discuss assessing professional behaviors in pre-clerkship medical students in a team setting. Preclinical physician training often focuses on individual knowledge acquisition as students work individually and indirectly with faculty assessors. Therefore, the assessment of professionalism in preclinical training allowing for longitudinal assessment and early recognition of at-risk behaviors continues to present challenges. Team-Based Learning (TBL), with peer interactions at its instructional core, provides unique opportunities for direct observation of professional behaviors. Dr. Emke and her team developed a novel assessment strategy using paired self- and peer-assessments of professional behaviors observed during TBL sessions.