Tag Archives: TBL

Save the Date! TBLC 2024 Virtual Forum

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend the 2024 TBLC Virtual Forum on October 11, 2024, where we will explore the theme of Igniting and Building a Community of Practice. This online event, hosted by the TBLC, will offer attendees a chance to learn from and interact with experts and peers on how TBL can enhance and transform your teaching and learning practices. You will also enjoy a variety of engaging sessions, including a keynote presentation, interactive TBL-style workshops, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and innovate with us. Save the date and stay tuned for more details!

Reid Proctor and Renée Hayslett Win Best Poster Award at #TBLC24

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Reid Proctor and Renée Hayslett. Their poster abstract was titled “Implementation of Moodle, an Open-Source Solution for Team-Based Learning.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Reid Proctor will receive one year of free membership for winning.

Implementation of Moodle, an Open-Source Solution for Team-Based Learning

Background
In 2018 the Mercer University College of Pharmacy rolled out TBL as a college wide initiative. Conventional TBL uses IF-AT cards to deliver the team-quiz component of the Readiness Assurance Process (RAP). We observed the use of IF-AT cards in various settings and identified that their use could be challenging in a large classroom setting. The need for an electronic platform to reduce the logistical burdens of TBL was identified.

Description
To reduce logistical challenges in the large classroom, which includes distributing and collecting IF-AT cards, time to grade them, and additional personnel needed to facilitate this paper-based process, we implemented an instance of Moodle as a secondary learning management system (LMS), specifically configured to support team activities. Moodle, like the IF-AT cards, supports an answer until correct function along with additional capabilities such as fill-in-the-blank and select all that apply, thus allowing greater flexibility with question types. In addition to supporting the RAP, this instance of Moodle has been used to effectively deliver a variety of application activities. Since the Fall of 2018 we have used this system to support the delivery of over 350 TBL class sessions.

Evaluation
Two classes of students were surveyed to capture perceptions of this novel use of the Moodle system. In addition, system usage data was also collected. Over 94% of the students surveyed, indicated that the Moodle system had worked well for each TBL session. We have delivered 353 successful TBL sessions using Moodle in this way with no technical incidents. A cost analysis of the system reflects an annual cost per student of less than $8.00.

Conclusion
This novel use of Moodle to support TBL has proven to be effective, reliable, and cost friendly. We will continue to develop how we use Moodle in this way.

We would like to thank all the presenters for their submissions. We had a difficult time selecting one winner from an excellent group of posters. Abstracts for the TBLC 2025 Annual Conference will be accepted this September and we encourage you all to submit!

TBLC Practitioners & Trainer-Consultants Class of 2024

We would like to extend our congratulations to 7 individuals who have completed all requirements to become either a TBLC Certified Practitioner or Trainer-Consultant over the last year. The graduates recognized at the TBLC 2024 Conference are:

  • Practitioner
    • Ghazwa Korayem, mentored by Gustavo Patino, certified on April 12, 2023
    • Angel Kaur, mentored by Caroline Wilson,certified on April 26, 2023
    • Diana Langworthy, mentored by Michelle Farland, certified on May 26, 2023
    • Li Yin Song, mentored by Neal Carter,certified on July 31, 2023
    • Aya Ida, mentored by Chris Burns,certified on October 19, 2023
  • Trainer-Consultant
    • Anne-Marie O’Brien, mentored by Annette Burgess,certified on July 27, 2023
    • Ghazwa Korayem, mentored by Will Ofstad, certified on August 2, 2023

Our new Practitioners all took the next step to consolidate their implementation of TBL and enhance their practice with the support of experts in our community. They each successfully evidenced their competency in the core knowledge and activities of an effective TBL educator through a practical process that encourages reflection and development.

The award of Trainer-Consultant is for colleagues who have developed expertise and who are now influencing and supporting the professional practice of others in TBL. It is both a demonstration of their commitment to improving teaching and learning and acknowledgment of their impact in this area.

Please join me in celebrating the achievements of those recognized in 2024!

If you would like to explore how our certifications can support your professional development and career aspirations, please get in touch by emailing support@tblcadmin.org or vising the TBLC Certifications page.

Reminder* Workshop Abstracts for the #TBLC24 Annual Conference Still Accepted

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 23rd annual conference, to be held early March 2024. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. We are still welcoming workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, in-person workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live, in-person session. All workshops are allotted 1:45 hours and should be in the TBL format or at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 15, 2023.

As a reminder, the call for Poster & Oral abstracts will be opening in September and will have a deadline of October 15, 2023. If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them 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 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through October 18. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 4
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, October 6
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, October 11
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, October 13
  • Peer Feedback and Team Development presented Tuesday, October 18

Join the Expert TBL Community After Learning the Fundamentals!

Complete the October Fundamentals Series and gain access to a special TBLC membership discount. Members of the Collaborative have access to our resource bank, can collaborate with our location-based Trainer-Consultants, can sign up for our certification programs, receive discounted rates for the Annual Conference, and more!

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

Interested in Earning a TBLC Certification?

The TBLC offers a 3-tiered certification process for educators: (1) Fundamentals, (2) Practitioner, and (3) Trainer-Consultant. These are described below. Further information is available at www.teambasedlearning.org and clicking on Resources.

Fundamentals
To obtain the Fundamentals Certification, educators must attend five (5) workshops that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based learning strategy.

Don’t miss your opportunity to jump into the upcoming cohort completing all five workshops in the Fundamentals Certification. More information and registration is coming soon for the June series!

Practitioner
The Practitioner Certification is designed for those who are skilled in the development of TBL modules and experienced in facilitation using the TBL strategy.

Trainer-Consultant
The Trainer-Consultant Certification is designed for members of the TBLC who have achieved practitioner certification and are now actively mentoring others to develop their own TBL modules. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

#TBLC21 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Hillman

The 20th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, President of Mills College in Oakland, California.

Dr. Elizabeth Hillman
Plenary: Transforming teaching and learning at Mills College, into a pandemic and beyond

Mills College adapted to the challenges of distance learning and the equity/public health crises by elevating its emphasis on inclusive excellence and integrated academic and student-life experiences. Yet some essential elements of Mills’ pedagogy, such as community engagement, were especially difficult to translate into an online environment. As Mills builds a sustainable economic model for a small college in Oakland, a thriving and complex urban landscape, some elements of 2020 will endure and others will be left behind, and our commitment to diverse learners must be sustained.

Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman is the 14th President of Mills College. She brings to Mills extensive experience in higher education administration and instruction and a distinguished background working on key gender and women’s issues. Hillman’s expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in military organizations and culture has brought her national and international recognition. She has been an expert witness testifying before Congress on numerous occasions. She is a sought-after educator and speaker on the topics of sexual assault and harassment, and women’s leadership and rights. In 2013–2014, she served on the Response Systems to the Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP),and also chaired the RSP’s Comparative Systems Subcommittee.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion.

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2021 Program Chair & Co-Chair

Last Chance to Register for The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Don’t miss this special virtual workshop on Friday, November 13!

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

Register Now: The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to:

  • Find out how to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment
  • Learn about widely available and budget-friendly technology
  • See examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules
  • Benefit from this unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online

Register now for the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Zoom workshop! 

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Comments from past participants:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the instructors was exceptional
  • World-class expertise in the room – great sharing of best practice
  • I loved the opportunity to interact with the content and to discuss it with my workshop team
  • Thank you for the resource list
  • Extremely well organized
  • Showed how to use the technology by having us use it
  • WOW, that was really powerful!

This workshop is designed to help TBL™ practitioners implement high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. We appraise a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems.

Important: attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

Registration Now Open for The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment?
Are you looking for widely available and budget-friendly technology?
Do you want examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules?

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online at their upcoming virtual workshop.

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Session presented via Zoom.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Faculty Instructors: Michele Clark, Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Annetta Dolowitz & Liz Winter

Click here for more information

This workshop is designed for existing TBL™ practitioners to support the implementation of high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We will address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. Suitability of a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems will be appraised.

Please note that attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

Register now!