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#TBLC20 Oral Presentations – Research & Scholarship Track

In an effort to still share with you the fruits of thousands of hours of research, writing and dedicated work, the TBLC Program Committee is happy to present the recordings of the slate of 2020 Oral Presentations. To view the presentations, visit https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020_orals. Abstracts are listed in one of three categories – Fundamentals, Innovation and Research & Scholarship.

Each category showcases work from educators around the globe implementing TBL in their own classrooms, both in-person and virtual. Presentations from the Research & Scholarship track include conclusions for those interested in presenting findings from educational research or research studies about TBL. Research submissions may be from descriptive, semi-quantitative (e.g., survey results), or quantitative (e.g., experimental) research. An example might be a poster entitled “Getting a research program started in your TBL course” or an oral presentation on “Evidence of standardized test performance gains in Pharmacy students following implementation of a TBL curriculum.”

The RAPsody of Virtual Reality Team-Based Learning
Jody K. Takemoto | Rachel A. Bratteli | Brittany L. Parmentier | Thayer Merritt | Leanne Coyne
California Heath Sciences University | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | The University of Texas at Tyler, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy | California Health Sciences University
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Faculty Approaches and Attitudes towards TBL Pre-Class Learning Materials
Allen Keshishian Namagerdi
California Health Sciences University, College of Pharmacy
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The Effects of Team-Based Learning (TBL) on Leadership Development: Initial Perspectives from Pharmacy Preceptors and Student Pharmacists
Marta Brooks| Robert Haight
Regis University
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We would like to thank all the authors who were able and willing to record their oral presentations to share with the wider audience of TBL educators. We hope you find their presentations insightful and useful to your practice.

#TBLC20 Oral Presentations – Innovations Track

In an effort to still share with you the fruits of thousands of hours of research, writing and dedicated work, the TBLC Program Committee is happy to present the recordings of the slate of 2020 Oral Presentations. To view the presentations, visit https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020_orals. Abstracts are listed in one of three categories – Fundamentals, Innovation and Research & Scholarship.

Each category showcases work from educators around the globe implementing TBL in their own classrooms, both in-person and virtual. Presentations from the Innovations track include conclusions for those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or an oral presentation on “How to Start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

“Surviving” TBL team development: an Evidence-Based Practice course with a novel, Survivor-themed, team building scavenger hunt
Diana Langworthy | Tiana Luczak | Sarah Brown
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy | University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library
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An Innovative Approach to Accommodate Different Learning Needs in Medical Histology course
Lu Xu | Andrew Wang | Danielle Krakosky | Angela Sultan
Tulane Medical School
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Challenges to develop TBL modules that integrates 5 basic disciplines in the first year of a Medical School
Fernanda Teresa de Lima | Thomaz Augusto Alves da Rocha e Silva | Welbert Oliveira Pereira
Faculdade Israelita de Ciências da Saúde Albert Einstein
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Implementing a Team-of-the-Month Award to Recognize and Incentivize Effective Teamwork
Suzanne Clark | Tarnjit Kaur
California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
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Implementation of Spark, an open-source solution for the team-quiz
Reid Proctor | Renee Hayslett
Mercer University College of Pharmacy | Mercer University College of Pharmacy
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Involving Patients/Standardized Patients in TBL
Wendy Madigosky | Michelle Colarelli | Lisha Bustos | Elshimaa Basha
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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Threshold Concepts-Based TBL
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed | James Grogan | Stephen Loftus
OUWB School of Medicine
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We would like to thank all the authors who were able and willing to record their oral presentations to share with the wider audience of TBL educators. We hope you find their presentations insightful and useful to your practice.

#TBLC20 Oral Presentations – Fundamentals Track

In an effort to still share with you the fruits of thousands of hours of research, writing and dedicated work, the TBLC Program Committee is happy to present the recordings of the slate of 2020 Oral Presentations. To view the presentations, visit https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020_orals. Abstracts are listed in one of three categories – Fundamentals, Innovation and Research & Scholarship.

Each category showcases work from educators around the globe implementing TBL in their own classrooms, both in-person and virtual. Presentations from the Fundamentals track include conclusions for novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include an oral presentation on facilitation techniques or a poster on “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests.”

A New and Diverse Interpretation of 4S: Size, Subject, Support,…and Siblings?
Lauren A. Vicker
St. John Fisher College
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TBL Jeopardy™ using White Boards or Turning Point Team Clickers for Creating Engaging Application Exercises and/or Exam Review Sessions
Jennifer Rene Courtney | John Cusick | Eugene Kreys | Suzanne Clark
California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
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A Qualitative Analysis on the Effectiveness of Peer Feedback in Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Sarah Lerchenfeldt | Suzan ElSayed | Stephen Loftus | Gustavo Patino | David Thomas
Oakland University
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We would like to thank all the authors who were able and willing to record their oral presentations to share with the wider audience of TBL educators. We hope you find their presentations insightful and useful to your practice.

Complete All Five TBL Fundamentals Courses at the TBLC & InteDashboard Workshops

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

#TBLC19 Pre-conference Workshops

TBLC 19

The 2019 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 16, 2019. Thursday, March 14 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 Tampa!

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL*

Presenters: TBD

This workshop will be an introduction to Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) conducted in the TBL format. Participants will be given a preparatory assignment, divided into teams, given individual and team readiness assurance tests with immediate feedback, and achieve consensus with their team on a set of increasingly challenging application-based questions.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental components, sequence of events, and benefits of TBL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential principles and components of Team-Based Learning (TBL).
  2. Explain how and why TBL works.
  3. Discuss the benefits of using TBL.
  4. Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive learning team.

Creating an Effective TBL Module*

Presenters: TBD
This workshop is for educators who have completed the introductory workshop on Team-Based Learning™. The entire workshop will be conducted in a TBL format including a preparatory assignment, individual and team readiness assurance tests, and application-based questions.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to understand the steps involved in designing an effective TBL module relevant to their fields of instruction.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the sequence of steps used for designing a TBL module.
  2. Describe characteristics of effective readiness assurance test questions and application exercise questions.
  3. Construct application exercises that adhere to the ‘4 S’ framework and engage teams in higher-level thinking.
  4. Use backward design to align application exercises with the readiness assurance test and module learning objectives.
*Please note that Fundamental Principle and Practices of TBL and Creating an Effective Module have an additional fee of $85 each.

Effective Mentoring for Educators

Presenters: TBD

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
  1. Compare and contrast 3 definitions of mentoring in relation to process and outcomes.
  2. Choose an appropriate mentor or mentee.
  3. Describe the characteristics of a functional mentor-mentee relationship.
  4. Assess tangible outcomes of mentoring and evaluate whether the mentor-mentee relationship is accomplishing its purposes.

Research Development Day

Presenters: Peter Balan & Dean Parmelee
The program builds on the very successful Research Development Day in 2018. You will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help you to develop your particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project.
We recommend that you also register for the Research Development Day Follow-Up on the Saturday of the conference. These two sessions are a “must” for those wishing to develop or improve their understanding of research knowledge and who wish to increase their research output. Detailed information about the Research Development Day at the 2018 Conference is on the TBLC member website (Communities of Practice: Research and Scholarship).
You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.
*Please note that Research Development Day will have an additional fee of $170 each.
For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2019 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

#TBLC19 Plenary Speaker Highlight – Dr. Sheila Chauvin!

TBLC 19 Registration Open

The 18th 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, a plenary session and a panel discussion, and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Sheila Chavin: Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at Your School

  
This 90‐minute session will engage participants in an interactive, hands‐on application of concepts and strategies related to leadership and change process and management. Participants will work through a scenario depicting an initiative to establish team‐based learning within a MD degree program. Both small and large group learning activities will be used. By the end of the plenary session, participants will enhance their abilities to facilitate successful change from introduction to adoption to implementation to institutionalization (long‐term, sustainable change).

Dr. Sheila Chauvin holds a Professor Emerita appointment with the LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans and continues her affiliation as Professor – Research (gratis), Department of Internal Medicine. Upon joining LSU Health, Dr. Chauvin was the founding Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development and the LSU Health Teaching Academy. She continued in those leadership roles until her retirement in 2016. Since retirement, Dr. Chauvin has continued to be actively and extensively engaged in health professions education through consultative and collaborative work across a variety of academic health institutions. Dr. Chauvin has 44 years of professional experience and is well- known for her expertise and achievements in educational research, teaching/learning effectiveness, faculty development, curriculum and educational program development, development and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems, educational leadership and change processes. Her academic background includes a Ph. D. with Honors in Educational Administration and Supervision (minor: Psychology) from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge; post-graduate and certificate work in educational leadership and supervision at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, a Master of Education with Honors in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in learning disabilities and psychology) from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana; and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education.


Be sure to register for the 2019 TBLC Meeting! The Meeting will be held March 14 – 16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, USA. 

TBLC Administrative Offices will be closed on November 22 & 23

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on November 22-23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours November 26, 2018.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at TBLC. As we look forward to 2019 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Want to improve TBL in your classroom? Get Certified!

The TBLC now 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.

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.

TBLC 2019 Meeting Registration Now Open!

TBLC 19 Registration Open

Register Here for the Early Bird Discount!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites educators to attend our 18th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-16, 2019 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida, USA.

When: March 14 – 16, 2019
Where: Tampa, Florida, USA

Register Here

Meeting Highlights

Pre-Conference Workshops are scheduled for March 14, 2019. Workshop choices include Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL, Creating an Effective Team-based Learning Module and a workshop focused on Furthering (Developing) Research related to TBL.

The conference itself will take place March 15-16, 2019, and will open with a plenary by Dr. Sheila Chauvin, Professor Emerita and Professor-Research (Gratis) at School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans. She will be presenting a session on “Leading Successful Change: An Application to Establishing TBL at your School.” Dr. Chauvin’s plenary is sure to be an exciting start to our conference!

The conference includes hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. Workshops are organized according to interest and experience levels, and include the Fundamentals, Innovation, and Research & Scholarship tracks. Participants are encouraged to sign up specifically for workshops in a designated track, or according to topics that interest them. While Fundamentals sessions will provide attendees with the basics of Team-Based Learning and how to do it, Innovation and Research & Scholarship sessions will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or to collect/analyze/publish their data on Team-Based Learning.

Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Please make your hotel reservations online here or by calling the hotel’s reservation line directly at (800) 468-3571. Be sure to use group code TBL to receive the special rate!

For more information, visit the 2019 TBLC Annual Meeting Website

We look forward to seeing you in Tampa in March!

Featured Module – Global Health Microbiology

Global Health Microbiology

Authors: Christopher Burns, PhD and Joanna Shisler, PhD

This team-based learning (TBL) module addresses basic strategies to control or eliminate infectious disease, focusing on parasites as the main example. Students develop an understanding of parasite life-cycles in the context of solving real-world problems in global health. This includes basic knowledge about the disease, characteristics, habitat and transmission, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention, life cycle and any hosts or vectors, number and location of infected population, and eradication or control strategies.

An emphasis on neglected tropical diseases provides complex problems with regional and societal facets, and economic and political challenges, in addition to basic and clinical science content. Application exercise problems address major factors in disease elimination including vaccination, physical barriers, targeting vectors, effectiveness of treatment, role of different hosts, and detection of infected individuals.

Organisms/diseases covered include Plasmodium (malaria), Dracunculus (Guinea worm), Onchocerca (river blindness), Wuchereria (lymphatic filarisis), and poliovirus (polio), and touch on measles and smallpox as examples of possible recurrence.


This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. Click here to log in to the Member’s Site.

Did you know that you can submit your own module to be peer reviewed by fellow TBLC members and included in the TBLC Resource Bank? Click here to download the Resource Bank submission form and e-mail it to resources@tblcadmin.org.