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#TBLC23 Featured Workshop

The TBLC Module Resource Portal: Explore its Hidden Treasures

With the 2023 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: The TBLC Module Resource Portal: Explore its Hidden Treasures. This session will be presented by Caroline Wilson. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: The TBLC Module Resource Portal: Explore its Hidden Treasures
Presented by: Caroline Wilson – Chapman University
Date & Time: Monday, March 13, 2023, 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

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TBLC members from multiple academic disciplines have published complete learning lessons, known as modules, in the online resource portal (TBLC members can access them by clicking the hyperlink: https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/resouce_portal). Currently, over 100 modules from 12 academic categories are available to registered members for download. TBL practitioners often access portal materials as they design their novel content. Still, they may be missing out on additional resources if they only explore their own area of expertise. A deep dive into the resource bank may allow TBLers to discover innovative, accessible approaches for learners of all disciplines and workplaces. In this workshop, we will explore the resource bank and then adapt part of your own module (learning objectives, prework, RATs or Application exercises) based on TBL best practices. The process for submission and publication of your completed module will also be reviewed so you may share your own “hidden treasures” with all collaborative members.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

#TBLC23 Featured Workshop

Jazz and TBL: A Workshop in Improvisation Skills for Facilitating Great Sessions

With the 2023 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Jazz and TBL: A Workshop in Improvisation Skills for Facilitating Great Sessions. This session will be presented by Chris Burns, Paul Haidet, and Richard Plunkett. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Jazz and TBL: A Workshop in Improvisation Skills for Facilitating Great Sessions
Presented by: Chris Burns – University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Paul Haidet – Penn State College of Medicine
Richard Plunkett – University of British Columbia
Date & Time: Monday, March 13, 2023, 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

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The act of teaching is an improvisational activity. This holds true regardless of pedagogy. TBL facilitators encounter uncertainty, complexity, and change in their daily teaching activities. Like jazz musicians, they need to improvise, managing a tension between the structure imposed by the learning objectives and the freedom necessary to meet learners where they are. This workshop will draw upon traditions of jazz education to help facilitators explore their voice, an important developmental task in improvisation. Voice incorporates facilitation skills into one’s own style, conveying authenticity and fueling synergy and harmony in human relationships. Teachers who have developed an authentic voice are more likely to create memorable experiences in the classroom, and to reach learners and help them navigate the difficulties of learning new material. These skills will benefit instructors teaching in any discipline, at any level, and with diverse student groups.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

#TBLC23 Featured Workshop: Strengthening the Third Leg of the Stool: Adding Metacognitive Self-Reflection to Inform Peer Feedback

With the 2023 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Strengthening the Third Leg of the Stool: Adding Metacognitive Self-Reflection to Inform Peer Feedback. This session will be presented by Cortny Williams and Laurie Schroder. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Strengthening the Third Leg of the Stool: Adding Metacognitive Self-Reflection to Inform Peer Feedback
Presented by: Cortny Williams – University of Western States
Laurie Schroder – East Tennessee State University
Date & Time: Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:45 PM Eastern

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Developing the ability to give and receive constructive feedback is one of the objectives that we set for our students in team-based learning courses, and one of the outcomes that TBL is best at producing. Its three-pronged approach to accountability, with feedback structures for individual work, teamwork, and peer interaction, offers a multi-faceted opportunity for students to reflect on their performance. While we can provide forms, rubrics, guidance, and examples to students to encourage them to provide useful and constructive feedback, we often receive all “10s”, negatively biased criticism or gushing flattery that doesn’t provide usable feedback, or worse, outcomes that result in grade inflation or deflation. Students are hesitant to “judge” each other and resistant to, as they frequently complain, “being graded by their peers.” A thorough introduction helps with these issues, but there is another way to add validity and usefulness to peer feedback.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

TBLC23 Featured Workshop: Accommodation of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) using Team-Based Learning (TBL)

With the 2023 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Accommodation of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) using Team-Based Learning (TBL). This session will be presented by Suzan Kamel-ElSayed, Sarah Lerchenfeldt, and Gustavo Patino We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Accommodation of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) using Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Presented by: Suzan Kamel-ElSayed – Oakland University
Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oaklnad University
Gustavo Patino – Oakland University
Date & Time: Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:45 PM Eastern

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Self-Directed Learning (SDL) is a process in which learners are responsible for their learning with minimal guidance from educators. While the required components of SDL may vary based on the program, in many cases students are asked to determine the learning objectives, identify resources for learning, select and implement learning strategies and evaluate their learning outcomes. SDL is an important skill to learn as it allows students to develop lifelong learning skills necessary for their profession. For this reason, it is commonly used in health professions education, and in some cases is a curriculum requirement. In an effort to more effectively meet SDL curriculum requirements, this workshop aims to describe the process of adopting SDL using a slightly modified version of team-based learning (TBL).

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

Last Chance for #TBLC23 Early Bird Rate!

The 2023 TBLC Annual Meeting is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, TBLC members can register for $425.00 and non-members can register for $525.00. After the Early Bird Deadline, both rates will increase by $90, costing $515 for our members and $615.00 for non-members. Don’t forget, if you register as a non-member, you can join the collaborative for no extra fee. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

When: March 11-14, 2023
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA

The Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona has extended a reduced rate of $179.00 per night to all TBLC Meeting attendees. This special rate is guaranteed until February 11, 2023, so be sure to book your room before then!

After February 11, 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.

For more information, visit the 2022 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

Learn to Create Effective TBL Modules at #TBLC23

The TBLC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meeting is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL! The fifth and final workshop in the series is Creating an Effective TBL Module.

Creating an Effective TBL Module
Facilitators: Michael Nelson – Drake University
Simon Tweddell – University of Bradford

This workshop module focuses on how to use backward design, Instructional Decision Model, 4S frameworks and Bloom’s Taxonomy guide to create an entire TBL module including outcomes, application exercises, readiness assessment tests and reading guides.

Learning objectives for Creating an Effective TBL Module include:

  • Apply backward design methodology to plan a TBL module
  • Construct application exercises that adhere to the 4S framework
  • Design readiness materials that motivate self-directed learning
  • Convert non-TBL course material into TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development

Meet The Facilitators

Michael Nelson
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
TBL Consultant

Simon Tweddell
University of Bradford
Professor of Pharmacy Education
Member of the ETBLC Community

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!

#TBLC23 Early Bird Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

The 2023 TBLC Annual Meeting is right around the corner and the Early Bird Deadline is January 15. Currently, TBLC members can register for $425.00 and non-members can register for $525.00. After the Early Bird Deadline, both rates will increase by $90, costing $515 for our members and $615.00 for non-members. Don’t forget, if you register as a non-member, you can join the collaborative for no extra fee. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate!

When: March 11-14, 2023
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA

The Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona has extended a reduced rate of $179.00 per night to all TBLC Meeting attendees. This special rate is guaranteed until February 11, 2023, so be sure to book your room before then!

After February 11, 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.

For more information, visit the 2022 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

Improve Your TBL Facilitation Skills at #TBLC23

The TBLC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meetings is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL! The fourth workshop in the series is Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom.

Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
Facilitators: Neal Carter – Brigham Young University, Idaho
Gemma Quinn – University of Bradford

One of the key components for successful implementation of TBL pedagogy is to ensure students’ engagement and participation in team activities. TBL offers the tools and the infrastructure to hold students accountable in the learning and teaching process. In fact, the instructional shift from providing knowledge in traditional lectures to asking students to use critical thinking skills to locate, analyze, and/or apply knowledge, and to participate in team and class discussions, greatly relies on student engagement and commitment to learn. Therefore, effective facilitation is an integral component of successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity which 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 which instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.

Learning objectives for Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom include:

  • Justify the importance of learner motivation, participation and a positive learning environment
  • Compare and contrast facilitation roles and methods
  • Analyze the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Identify common errors and barriers to successful TBL facilitation

Meet The Facilitators

Neal Carter
Brigham Young University – Idaho
Professor of Political Science
Member of TBLC Educational Development, Marketing, and Training & Certification Committees

Gemma Quinn
University of Bradford
Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy
Member of the ETBLC Community

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!

Master Peer Evaluation & Team Development at #TBLC23

The 2023 Annual TBLC Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meetings is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL! The third workshop in the series is Peer Evaluation and Team Development.

Peer Evaluation and Team Development
Facilitators: Richard Plunkett – The University of British Columbia
Cortny Williams – University of Western States

Peer feedback (PF) is an important component of Team-Based Learning (TBL) that is often overlooked. It is the final practical element of TBL, in which students are expected to provide feedback to their teammates about their contributions to the success of the team. Such feedback provides information to help individual students improve team performance, as well as develop interpersonal and team skills that are essential for future success. It can provide students with a deeper understanding of how their actions not only impact their own learning experience, but their peers’ learning experiences as well. While the literature supports the many advantages of PF in TBL, there aren’t many resources focused on implementing a PF system in a manner that both develops the students’ ability to provide quality feedback and tracks their continuous mastery of this skill.

Learning objectives for Evaluating Multiple Choice Questions include:

  • Identify characteristics of high and low performing teams
  • Compare and contrast systems and strategies for facilitating team growth
  • Apply strategies to empower teams to self-manage performance through peer feedback and evaluation
  • Identify common errors and barriers to successful teamwork and peer evaluation

Meet The Facilitators

Richard Plunkett
University of British Columbia
Associate Professor of Biology
TBLC Scholarship Committee Chair

Cortny Williams
University of Western States
Associate Professor of Basic Sciences
TBLC Educational Development Committee Chair

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!

#TBLC23 Pre-Conference Workshops
Introduce the Fundamentals of TBL

The 2023 Annual TBLC Meeting will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida from March 11-14, 2023. New for the in-person meetings is the opportunity to take all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certificate program! Beginning on Saturday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to complete the program from start to finish and leave the meeting certified in facilitating TBL!  The first workshop in the series is the Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL.

Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
Facilitators: Michelle Farland – University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Caroline Wilson – Chapman University

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 for the Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL include:

  • Describe the essential elements of TBL
  • Explain clearly and concisely how and why TBL works
  • Evaluate the benefits of using TBL

Meet The Facilitators

Michelle Farland
University of Florida
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Immediate Past-President of the TBLC

Michelle Farland
University of Florida
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Immediate Past-President of the TBLC

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2023 TBLC Meeting, please click here. We’ll see you in Orlando!