#TBLC17 – Pre-Conference Workshop Information

The 2017 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 2 through March 4, 2017. Thursday, March 2nd is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight some of the sessions for you. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

TBL 101
Presenters: TBD

This is the single best introduction to TBL, conducted in a TBL format. Participants must prepare ahead, take an iRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the key components of a successful TBL module.
  2. Outline how they would construct a TBL module from a set of objectives.
  3. Describe how they might convert a course/lecture they already teach into a TBL module.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
Presenters: TBD

This workshop is for instructors who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning, TBL 101. It is conducted in a TBL format and there is an Advance Assignment. TBL modules can sink or swim on the quality of the questions that you pose. The toughest task is to write Team Application questions that force learners to grapple with the topic’s principles, analyze data, and make a decision that is defensible.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how to use the four S’s in the design of a Team Application exercise.
  2. Construct a Team Application question that will engage the team in a high-level thinking.
  3. Describe how to link Team Application questions to Readiness Assurance and the Advance Assignment.
  4. Choose the best question format: MCQ or Gallery Walk.

Please note that TBL 101 and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Online TBL: Problems, Solutions, and Future Directions
Presenters: Judy Currey, Michele Clark, Naomi Twigg, Colleen Corte, Bruce Leonard

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an evidence-based effective learning strategy conducted predominantly in classroom spaces. This interactive session seeks to share, create debate about, and further develop best practices in TBL online. As education delivery transitions to being online, educators wanting to provide their students a TBL experience face many challenges. In this session, we bring together educators with experience in delivering modified versions of TBL online to discuss how the principles of TBL can be adopted to an online environment.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss importance of course design
  2. Describe implementation of core principles of TBL in online format
  3. Identify common challenges and solutions to implementing TBL online
  4. Discuss rubrics that can be used to incorporate principles of online teaching with TBL

Reviewing and Submitting TBL Modules to the TBLC Resource Bank
Presenters: Chris Burns, Bonny Dickinson, Lindsay Davidson

This workshop will provide training for TBLC members who wish to serve as reviewers for the resource bank and for members who would like training on how to successfully package and submit a TBL module to the resource bank. Attendees will receive a Certified TBLC Resource Bank Reviewer Certificate and a Certified TBLC Resource Bank Reviewer ribbon for their name tags.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide attendees with information on how to submit and package a TBL module to the TBLC resource bank
  2. To learn how to review a TBL module

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2017 TBLC Meeting, please click here.