Conference News

TBLC 2024 Research Grant Recipients

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2024 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received many thought-provoking and interesting proposals and are happy to congratulate the following on receiving grants from TBLC this year:

  • A Qualitative Usability Testing Study of a Team-Based Learning Pain Neuroscience Education Course in Primary Care
    Jonathan Branney
    Bournemouth University
    Funds to be awarded: $4,926.16
  • Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Education: An Umbrella Review
    Maryam Alizadeh and Dean Parmalee
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences
    Funds to be awarded: $2,500.00

Those authors listed in bold are the principal investigators. If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2025, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this year!

Darby wins TBLC 2024 Best Paper Award

During the recent 2024 business meeting at the annual conference, we recognized one paper that stood out among the rest. In an effort to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning through a research publication, one paper was awarded top honors:

Research Category
Dr. Stella Darby
Improved learning outcomes and teacher experience: A qualitative study of Team-Based Learning in Secondary Schools

Stella Darby, David O’Hanlon, Stephen Casterton, Naula Harding, Anne-Marie O’Brien, Gemma Quinn, Oscar Urmeneta, and Simon Tweddell. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 8;1: 100590 (2023)

The winning article was published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2022 to 2024), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

#TBLC24 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Matthew Fete!

The 23rd Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our plenary sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The first plenary address will be given by Dr. Matthew Fete, Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Studies at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, where TBL is used extensively.

Plenary: Growing Through Team Based Learning: The Benefits Beyond Content Mastery for Learners and Facilitators
Date and Time:
 Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM CST
Presented by: Dr. Matthew Fete, PhD
College of Pharmacy, Chicago State University (USA)

Team-Based Learning (TBL) has been shown to be an effective pedagogy for motivating students to be prepared to engage material at an applied level; to attend classes and participate in their team’s success, and to enhance critical thinking skills.

However, the benefits beyond content delivery for TBL facilitators and content mastery for learners are substantial. Intentionality in the team formation process, student readiness assurance, team-based application of material to solve complex problems, and peer evaluation prepare everyone involved in a TBL course to grow beyond the material.

TBL prepares individuals to succeed outside of the classroom. This session will explore how individuals “Grow Through Team Based Learning” to be better prepared to solve real world problems in the communities they serve and as they grow as professionals.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion. Register for the conference today!

Earn Your TBL Fundamentals Certificate at #TBLC24!

The TBLC 2024 Annual Conference will be held at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, from March 2-5, 2024! Once again for the in-person conference 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 conference certified in facilitating TBL! 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities
  • Team Dynamics and Peer Evaluation
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module

Key Takeaways from the Fundamentals Series

  • Learn about the essentials of the TBL process
  • Learn how to convert non-TBL course material into a TBL format
  • Identify common errors and barriers during TBL module development and learn how to overcome them
  • Improve your TBL facilitation skills by adopting the key characteristics of effective facilitators
  • Develop insights into online TBL
  • How to improve student teamwork for learning effectiveness and engagement
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of global educators

Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in a live environment while they build upon their own professional development. If you attend this TBLC-sponsored workshop series – your certificate will be sent to you automatically! 

Can’t attend the entire conference but want to take the Fundamentals Series workshops and earn the certificate? No problem! Registration for the conference is not required to attend the pre-conference Fundamentals courses. For more information, and to register, click here

Registration Now Open for #TBLC24!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 23rd Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 2-5, 2024 at Collin College in McKinney, TX, USA. “Growing Through TBL” will be the central theme for the conference.

March 2-5, 2024
McKinney, Texas, USA

Conference Highlights: Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for March 2 and March 3, 2024. These sessions will provide attendees with the Fundamentals of Team-Based Learning, including the creation of modules and effective implementation strategies.

The conference will have two plenary addresses presented by experts in the field of TBL. Our plenary speakers are Dr. Wendy Duncan from California Health Sciences University and Dr. Matthew Fete from Chicago State University.

The conference will also include hands-on workshops, oral presentations, and poster sessions. While pre-conference Fundamentals workshops will provide attendees with the basics of team-based learning, sessions on Innovation and Research & Scholarship will challenge attendees to further develop their skills or collect, analyze, and publish their work in Team-Based Learning.

For more information, visit the TBLC 2024 Annual Conference website. We look forward to seeing you in Texas next March!

Thank you,
Daniel Griffin, PhD
David Fuentes, EdD, PharmD, MSOL, SHRM-CP
Chair and Co-Chair of the 2024 Program Committee

Last Call to Submit Poster & Oral Abstracts for #TBLC24

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a poster or oral abstract for the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference! The TBLC hopes you plan to join them for their 23rd Annual Conference from Saturday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, USA. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Growing Through TBL” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees of all skill levels will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create, adapt and innovate their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are now welcomed for poster and oral presentations.

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster that highlights major findings. All attendees of the conference can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

Oral Presentations
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. All attendees of the conference can submit in advance an abstract for an oral. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of an oral, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by November 1, 2023.  

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Reminder* #TBLC24 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts Still Open

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative hopes you plan to join them for their 23rd Annual Conference from Saturday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, USA. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Growing Through TBL” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees of all skill levels will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create, adapt and innovate their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are now welcomed for poster and oral presentations.

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster that highlights major findings. All attendees of the conference can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

Oral Presentations
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. All attendees of the conference can submit in advance an abstract for an oral. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of an oral, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by November 1, 2023.  

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

#TBLC24 is Proud to Partner with Collin College in McKinney, TX!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative hopes you plan to join them for their 23rd Annual Conference from Saturday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, USA. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Growing Through TBL” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees of all skill levels will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create, adapt and innovate their TBL classrooms.

About Collin College
Since offering its first classes at area high schools in 1985, Collin College has expanded to serve more than 57,000 credit and continuing education students each year. The only public college based in the county, the college offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Construction Management.

About McKinney, TX
McKinney’s culture and recreation scene is as unique as the rest of the community. They offer a rich combination of family-fun events, a vibrant arts scene, parks and open spaces and a historic past living seamlessly with a vibrant future. City events and programs present a broad spectrum of cultural and recreational opportunities that enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

#TBLC24 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due November 1

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 23rd Annual Conference from Saturday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, USA. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Growing Through TBL” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees of all skill levels will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create, adapt and innovate their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are now welcomed for poster and oral presentations.

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster that highlights major findings. All attendees of the conference can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

Oral Presentations
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. All attendees of the conference can submit in advance an abstract for an oral. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of an oral, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by November 1, 2023.  

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Last Call to Submit #TBLC24 Workshop Abstracts

The deadline to submit workshop abstract proposals for the 23rd annual conference of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative was recently extended by one week. Abstracts are now due by September 22, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, in-person workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the meeting to facilitate a live, in-person session. All workshops are allotted 1:45 hours and should be in the TBL format or at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 22, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

The call for Poster & Oral abstracts will be opening once the call for Workshops is closed. If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.