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TBLC 2020 Annual Meeting Canceled

With the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the state of Oregon, we believe it to be in the best interest of our attendees, colleagues, students and members to cancel our 2020 Annual Meeting in Portland. The decision to cancel our much-anticipated meeting was not an easy one to make, but our first priority lies with the health and safety of our colleagues around the globe.

As we already had a positive relationship with the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel, they have invited us to be their guest with our 2021 annual meeting. Therefore, we hope that you will plan to attend on March 13-16, 2021 as we come together to expand our knowledge and training in team-based learning through interactive workshops, oral research presentations and poster sessions.

Due to the cancellation fees imposed upon the TBLC by the hotel ($112,000) and the lack of communicable disease coverage in standard professional event insurance, the Executive Committee had a very difficult decision to make regarding both the registration fees and the financial viability of our organization.

Pre-conference Workshop Registrations
We will fully refund all pre-conference registration fees. For many of our pre-conference workshop registrants, this was one of the first times you would be formally learning about TBL. In alignment with our organizational mission, our goal is to be able to offer the core workshops for the fundamentals certificate in an online venue over the next year.

Annual Conference Registrations
Through multiple discussions among the Executive Committee, our association manager, and our accountant, we identified that our organization would not be able to continue if we refunded annual conference registration fees. In place of registration refunds, we hope you accept our offer to provide each annual conference registrant with a 5-year TBLC membership. While we recognize this is not a replacement for the registration fee, we hope you understand the difficult decision that needed to be made to be able to sustain the organization.

Please remember to contact the hotel to cancel your reservation.

Our bylaws require that we conduct an annual business meeting for the general membership, which typically occurs during the annual conference. In order to be compliant with our bylaws, we will organize an online business meeting for all members to participate in. In addition to our normal business matters, we will also discuss the items that led the Executive committee to cancel the conference and the financial implications related to the conference cancellation. We will send additional information regarding this event soon.

We appreciate your understanding and would like to thank all who have been engaged with us throughout the life of the organization. We are grateful that TBLC leadership have been good stewards of our finances over the years so that we are able to absorb this setback and remain a viable organization serving our membership going forward. This was a very difficult situation and we feel we have reached the best possible decision to ensure the health of our members and the stability of the organization. If you have any questions please email support@tblcadmin.org.

Sincerely,

TBLC Executive Committee
Michelle Farland, President
Julie Estis, President-Elect
Michael Nelson, Past President
Chris Burns, Treasurer
Sarah Lerchenfeldt, 2020 Program Chair

#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.

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#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!

#TBLC20 Poster and Oral Abstracts Now Online!

The 2020 TBLC Annual Meeting poster and oral presentation abstracts are now listed online. Abstracts are listed in one of four categories – Fundamentals, Innovation, Scholarship, and Other. Please click the following links for each category of abstracts:

Abstracts – Fundamentals
Abstracts – Innovation
Abstracts – Scholarship
Abstracts – Other

Not registered for the meeting? Registration is still available online at www.tblcmeeting.org

Check out #TBLC20 info HERE

#TBLC20 Featured Workshop: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat

With the 2020 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat: A TBL Immersive Approach to Faculty Development. This session will be presented by Jeremy Hughes from California Health Sciences University. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Putting the Faculty in the Student’s Seat: A TBL Immersive Approach to Faculty Development
Presented by: Jeremy Hughes – California Health Sciences University
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Faculty can imagine the implications that TBL has on learners’ study strategies, time management, and overall student life, however, few faculty have experienced TBL from the seat of the learner. By modifying the traditional faculty and staff development model to one utilizing TBL methodologies, there is an opportunity to “kill multiple birds with one stone”. Faculty and staff can experience TBL as a learner, observe TBL facilitation, and gain knowledge to help them better complete various aspects of their jobs. The purpose of this workshop is to empower attendees to expand their approach to faculty and staff development within their departments and across their institutions to one that utilizes TBL methodology. Readiness materials will include articles and videos discussing faculty development techniques based on androgological theories. Strategies for improving faculty participation and engagement in their own professional development will be identified through collaborative discussions and case-based learning. Workshop attendees will work in teams to create a sample faculty development curriculum, identifying core topics, activities, and schedules, for a simulated department/college within a larger institution.

Register for this session here

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2020 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC20 Early Bird Registration Deadline is January 15!

The 2020 TBLC Annual Conference is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, registration is $395/$495 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $475/$575 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

Register here!

The TBLC attendee room rate is $189 per night at the Hilton Portland Downtown. The special room rate is for the nights of March 13-17, 2020. This special rate will only be available until February 20, 2020.

After February 20, the hotel cannot guarantee a room for TBLC attendees, so be sure to book your hotel before the cut off!

To make your reservations, please visit the hotel’s booking website here.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at support@tblcadmin.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Portland!

Spaces Still Remain to Exhibit with TBLC in Portland, OR!

March is just around the corner! I would like to again extend an invitation to participate in supporting the Team-based Learning Collaborative at our 2020 Meeting. I have included a copy of our exhibitor brochure for your review, including the new exhibiting levels available for 2020! Download Here

The 19th Annual TBLC Conference will be March 14-17, 2020.

The TBLC is a group of educators dedicated to supporting faculty that have implemented or wish to implement, Team-Based Learning(TM). Our past conferences have been attended by educators from many different disciplines and K-12 education, and from many different institutions around the world.

Register Today!

I look forward to working with you to make this educational event successful for all involved.

For additional comments or questions, please contact us at support@tblcadmin.org. Looking forward to seeing you in Portland!

Sincerely,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
TBLC Association Manager

#TBLC20 Pre-Conference Workshops on Sunday, March 15

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.

#TBLC20 Plenary Speaker Highlight on Dr. Elizabeth Hillman

The 19th 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.

Plenary: Transforming Teaching and Learning at Mills College
Inclusive excellence, community engagement, and integrated academic and student-life experiences are essential to Mills’ commitment to accelerating their students’ opportunities and building a sustainable economic model for a small college in Oakland, a thriving and complex urban landscape.

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
2020 Program Chair & Co-Chair