Featured Resources

Interested in Earning a TBLC Certification?

The TBLC 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.

All five Fundamentals workshops will be available at the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference. Click here for details!

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. *It’s highly recommended that you complete the Practitioner Certification prior to beginning the Trainer-Consultant Certification.

For more information on TBL Certification please visit our website.

Last Call to Join the October TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification! The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through October 18. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 4
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, October 6
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, October 11
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, October 13
  • Peer Feedback and Team Development presented Tuesday, October 18

Join the Expert TBL Community
After Learning the Fundamentals! 

Complete the October Fundamentals Series and gain access to a special TBLC membership discount. Members of the Collaborative have access to our resource bank, collaboration with our location-based Trainer-Consultants, can sign up for our certification programs, receive discounted rates for the Annual Conference, and more!

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

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, click here

Join TBLC for the Mid-Year Virtual Forum! Registration is open NOW!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our Mid-Year Virtual Forum. Have you ever questioned the effectiveness of your assessment and grading systems? Do grades really tell you very much? Do they matter? Are you interested in rethinking how you evaluate learners in your team-based learning courses?

Join us for a one-day virtual event where you can connect with colleagues from around the world as we:

  • Re-examine our thoughts on assessment and evaluation
  • Learn less conventional approaches to assessment
  • Explore methods of effective peer evaluation
  • Facilitate student growth through self-reflection

When: Friday, October 28, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET

From an expert plenary session to interactive TBL-style workshops to a fast-paced session highlighting a variety of effective approaches to peer evaluation, this will be an engaging opportunity for growth and relationship building.

We hope to see you in October!

Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM Eastern and continues through October 18. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 4
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, October 6
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, October 11
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, October 13
  • Peer Feedback and Team Development presented Tuesday, October 18

Join the Expert TBL Community After Learning the Fundamentals!

Complete the October Fundamentals Series and gain access to a special TBLC membership discount. Members of the Collaborative have access to our resource bank, can collaborate with our location-based Trainer-Consultants, can sign up for our certification programs, receive discounted rates for the Annual Conference, and more!

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

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, click here

*Free For TBLC Members* Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL

Don’t miss the second of two new online educational development webinars presented by TBLC. This session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for this unique session to expand your practice in team-based learning! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD!

October Webinar:Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Facilitators:
 Amber Burke-de Wilde, Katie Crouwel, Erica Vogelzang and Teun de Vries (ACTA Dental School)
When: October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  In this webinar, we describe how we introduced TBL in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme at of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Last year team-based learning (TBL) was decided upon as the main teaching method and was implemented in the first year of the Bachelor’s programme in September 2020. More than with traditional teaching methods, TBL stimulates students to participate actively in their own learning process. This team-oriented method prepares future dentists for academic reasoning and clinical decision-making.

For more information, and to register, simply click the link below! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to support@tblcadmin.org.

TBLC Featured Module Actors, Factors, & Choices: An Intro to Comparative Politics

Title: Actors, Factors, and Choices: An Introduction to Comparative Politics
Author: Neal Carter
Affiliations: Brigham Young University
Context: POLSC 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics

This is the first substantive module used in POLSC 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics. This class is geared primarily toward Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, and International Studies majors in their first or second year of undergraduate studies. Sections typically have between 20 and 45 students. This module is designed for students to learn about three main theoretic approaches (culturalism, institutionalism, and rational choice) and start applying scientific reasoning and methods with special attention given to case selection. Sections are taught MWF for 1 hour each class period.

Required Reading
Preparation includes Chapter 1 of Gregory S Mahler Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations 6th ed. (2019 Lynne Rienner), a brief explanation of methods and diagrams I wrote (Methods and Diagrams and Comparative Methods as well as videos I have made (Introduction to Rational Approach; Prisoners’ Dilemma; Chicken).

Learning objectives: after completing the preparation assignments, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish among the Institutional, Cultural, and Rationalist approaches in explaining comparative politics.
  • Select best Most Similar System and Most Different System cases from a list of options based on the similarity or differences of the values of variables.
  • Demonstrate how complex causality poses challenges for causal claims in political analysis.
  • Explain how Prisoners’ Dilemma and Chicken can be used to depict political decisions.

Objectives
This early module of the course provides an introduction to the main course objectives. While they will not be able to perform these objectives at a high level, they will develop at least a rudimentary familiarity with them.

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • explain the three main theoretic approaches (institutionalism, culturalism, rational choice), indicating their primary focus.
  • explain historical and current political events using institutionalism, culturalism, and rationalism.
  • explain the structure and reasoning of basic rational choice games such as Prisoners’ Dilemma.
  • identify dependent and independent variables within the context of political analysis and decision-making.
  • explain why complex causality is important for the study of politics.
  • choose cases that would be appropriate for both a most similar systems and a most different systems analysis, explaining the reasons for the choice.

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.

#TBLC21 Featured Workshop: Developing Leadership Competency For Communicating Across Cultures

With the 2021 TBLC Meeting just around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured workshops: Team-Based Learning to Develop Leadership Competency for Communicating Across Cultures and Working in Multicultural Teams. This session will be presented by Judith Ainsworth and Annelise Ly. We hope you enjoy this session!

Title: Team-Based Learning to Develop Leadership Competency for Communicating Across Cultures and Working in Multicultural Teams
Presented by: Judith Ainsworth – McGill University and Annelise Ly – Norwegian School of Economics
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Future global leaders need to develop global leadership competencies (GLC) to tackle the complexities of globalization, not just to learn about them. To meet this challenge, this workshop aims to develop GLC using a Team-Based Learning (TBL) cross-cultural negotiation activity to help future global leaders successfully collaborate with, motivate and lead people in international settings and from different cultures. This workshop aims to help participants practice (1) their ability to understand and describe their own views of the world, how they relate to others and to question the way they act; and (2) their ability to communicate effectively and work in multicultural teams, an essential competency for global leaders.

We hope you enjoy this and our other exciting workshops.

Register Now for the January Fundamentals Series

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC), in collaboration with InteDashboard, is again offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. The TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6 PM EST and continues through January 28. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, January 12
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, January 14
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Thursday, January 21
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Tuesday, January 26
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Thursday, January 28

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 the button below. Can’t make the January series? No problem! The full series will be offered again throughout 2021 beginning with a second series in April. We hope you can join us!

TBLC Featured Resource Error and Statistics

Title: Error and Statistics
Authors: Kristin Pangallo
Affiliations: Salem State University
Resources available with this module: Readings, application exercise, RAT
Context: Quantitative Analysis (CHE 321)
This TBL module is the first module in the initial upper-level analytical chemistry sequence. It introduces students to the vocabulary, concepts and calculations required to analyze a data set with basic statistics. The course emphasizes learning to find, read and understand complex scientific information, including textbooks, and thus includes a detailed reading guide for each module that students use to prepare for the RAP. Application activities contain a mix of quantitative and conceptual questions that allow students to practice applying these concepts. This is one of 4 main units (modules) within this semester-long course.

Required ReadingA reading guide (included) is provided for students. The textbook for this course is: Harris, D. C.; Lucy, C. A. Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th Ed.; W. H. Freeman and Company: New York, 2016. (ISBN-13: 978-1464135385)
Objectives
After completing this TBL, students will be able to

  • Explain why quantifying error is as important as making a measurement
  • Identify whether a source of error is random and systematic
  • Distinguish between precision and accuracy
  • Use the ‘Real Rule of Significant Figures’
  • Properly incorporate propagation of uncertainty in calculations
  • Properly express random error in an experiment with statistics
  • Explain the meaning of μ and σ in a chemical analysis and how they relate to xbar and s
  • Predict how s and xbar will change as n increases
  • Calculate mean and standard deviation (with calculator) for a data set
  • Calculate confidence intervals for a data set
  • Explain what a confidence interval means
  • Perform the proper t-test given a scenario
  • Determine whether a datum is an outlier using the Grubbs test

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.

Featured Resource – TBLC Webinar Archives

The TBLC often presents webinars regarding topics and methods that are of interest to our members. An archive of those recorded sessions is made available to TBLC members and kept on the member web site. Sessions include:

  • Getting Research Idea with the Aim of Publication
  • Dissecting a TBL Research Project and Identifying Strategies for Success
  • Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum
  • Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning
  • Experiences in Moving TBL Online
  • Experiences in Moving TBL Online Part 2

For more information on these sessions, and to access the recorded sessions, please visit the TBLC Webinar Archive.