Conference News

#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
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

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.

TBLC 2021 Call for Best Paper Award Submissions – Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning (TBL) through research and scholarly publications and therefore announces the 2020 Best Paper Awards. TBLC will award two awards in the following categories:

  • Best Scholarship paper (systematic, literature or integrative review; theoretical framework; methodological; or discussion)
  • Best Research paper (primary research assessing TBL components, processes or outcomes, or establishing best practices; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)

Submit your paper today!

Articles nominated for this award must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 or 2019), be consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC. At least one author must be a member of the TBLC and one author must be registered to attend the 2021 TBLC meeting to accept the award.

Deadline for submission – October 15, 2020

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before October 15, 2020 to support@tblcadmin.org.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee

TBLC21 – What do you want to see in 2021?

Help Us Plan the TBLC 2021
Virtual Annual Meeting!

Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the TBLC 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting by giving us your feedback. What workshop delivery format works best for you? Are you more interested in synchronous or asynchronous delivery for your needs? Are you more available at the beginning of the workweek or toward the end? 

Please take a few moments to respond to our survey here. Your feedback will help the Program Planning Committee put together a robust event that offers exactly what our attendees need when they need it. 

Take the survey here!

Please submit your responses by Friday, September 4 for consideration by the Program Planning Committee.

Help Us Plan the TBLC 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting!

As the 2021 Program Planning Committee works diligently to ensure a successful virtual meeting they want to hear from you! What workshop delivery format works best for you? Are you more interested in synchronous or asynchronous delivery for your needs? Are you more available at the beginning of the workweek or toward the end? 

Please take a few moments to respond to our survey here. Your feedback will help the Program Planning Committee put together a robust event that offers exactly what our attendees need when they need it. 

Take the survey here!

Please submit your responses by Friday, September 4 for consideration by the Program Planning Committee.

#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
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

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
VIEW THE PRESENTATION

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 Now Online!

Even though we were not able to conduct our in-person annual conference in Portland, Oregon this past March, our program was still prepared and ready to view. Workshops were scripted and ready, speeches and talks were outlined and posters were printed and ready to be viewed in the exhibit halls.

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.

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.

2020 TBLC Annual Business Meeting June 11 at 5PM EDT

The TBLC Annual Conference is a time for networking, self-development, exchange of ideas, and celebration of the accomplishments of our members. Each year we also set aside time to conduct business of the organization. While we are all saddened by the cancellation of the 2020 annual conference and the opportunities for in-person exchange that we lost, we still have a chance to meet and discuss the important matters relating to the Collaborative. 

Therefore, I’d like to invite you to attend  the general membership business meeting scheduled for June 11th from 5PM – 6PM EDT. During this meeting, the Steering Committee will provide an overview of the wonderful things the members of the TBLC accomplished in 2019-2020. We will also celebrate the members who earned TBL Practitioner and Trainer-Consultant Certifications, honor the best paper awardees, and announce the projects that were funded through the TBLC research grant program. We will also use this time to seek ideas from you to help identify how the TBLC can better meet your needs.

We look forward to having you join the business meeting to celebrate the accomplishments that are the result of the collective contributions of our members.

To register in advance for this meeting please follow the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcOyvqzIoG9JC0wqZI6T39eguPGc9PYBz

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all, albeit virtually, in a few weeks.

Sincerely,
Michelle Farland, PharmD
President, TBLC

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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