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.
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™.
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™
As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
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.
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 Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 19th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
Abstracts are currently welcomed for Workshop presentation formats.
Workshops will be accepted within one of three tracks and need not necessarily be presented in TBL format:
Innovations & Applications track
Scholarship & Research Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for implementation of effective TBL. Target audience: educators with less than 3 years’ experience using TBL or educators who want to become more effective in practicing the essentials of TBL.
Innovations and Applications Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills for using TBL in specific educational settings or in a specific academic discipline. Creative innovations that remain consistent with TBL principles are encouraged.
Target audience: educators who are currently using TBL and who desire to improve their practice by interacting with those in similar educational roles, disciplines, or settings.
Scholarship and Research Track
Learners will acquire knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the educational process and outcomes of TBL. Workshops emphasizing either qualitative or quantitative research methods are preferred.
Target audience: educators who want to study the TBL process and communicate findings in a scholarly manner, e.g. peer-reviewed publications.
Requirements to be included in workshop proposal
Title of workshop
Organizer and co-leaders: for each person who will facilitate the workshop, submit name, degree, institution, email, phone, and qualifications for leading the workshop. Designate one person to communicate with the program committee. Please note that only registered participants will be listed within the final Conference Program.
Purpose and rationale of the workshop (Workshops proposed for fundamentals track ONLY: Submit learners’ evaluations of a previous workshop you have done on this topic.)
Specific learning objectives of the workshop (behavioral)
Format: the method that leaders will use during the workshop; include description of how essential elements of TBL will be incorporated.
Detailed schedule of workshop activities, with each segment in minutes, including breaks (assume total duration of 120 minutes).
Advance assignments for participants (optional)
Audio-visual requirements: provide a list. NOTE: This will be confirmed by the Admin Planning Team as to availability.
Number of participants: provide the maximum number you will accept
Proposals are to be submitted online using the online submission form found here by July 15, 2020.
If you have any questions or problems with your workshop submission, please send them to at email@example.com.