Latest Updates

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

2020 TBLC Election Slate Now Online

I am pleased to present the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates for the 2020 election of members for the Steering Committee of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC). In accordance with our bylaws, the committee has delivered these names and supporting materials for posting to our website. I now invite you to review the individuals and their qualifications. Click here to view the slate.

This information will remain posted throughout the month of June, and on July 1st an electronic ballot will be activated. At that time, TBLC members in good standing will be invited to select one (1) nominee for Treasurer (2-year term) and one (1) nominee for Member-At-Large: Higher Education (3-year term).

Write-in candidates will be accepted until Friday, June 19th. To qualify for nomination by petition, each candidate must have the support of at least 15 TBLC members in good standing. All petitions and letters must be addressed to and received by support@tblcadmin.org on or before midnight Eastern Time (GMT-5).
Thank you,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
TBLC Association Manager

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 2021 Call for Research Grant Submissions – Due July 31

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2020 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2021 TBLC annual meeting.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 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 July 31 to support@tblcadmin.org.

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

Don’t Miss the Last Session in This FREE Webinar Series!

Join a TBLC member panel for tips and solutions in virtual TBL teaching in the last session of “Experiences in Moving TBL Online.” The session will also have an opportunity to pose your questions to the panelists in a Q&A roundtable session.

Title: Experiences in Moving TBL Online
When: Tuesday May 19 at 10AM EDT
Speakers: Michele Clark (University of Nevada Las Vegas), Julie Estis (University of South Alabama) and Michelle Farland (University of Florida)

Discussion points will include:

  • iRAT and tRAT implementation
  • 4S application exercises
  • Overall course design considerations (synchronous/asynchronous delivery, useful technologies, etc.)

To register for this webinar please follow this link

TBLC is a Collaborative of Volunteers Like You!

Build your network, your expertise, and your profile by becoming an active member of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative! The TBLC can give you access to a world-wide network of active and like-minded people, and a really good way to do this is to become an active member of one of the committees helping to build TBL internationally.
The TBLC Steering Committee would like to invite you to become more involved with the Collaborative. There are several areas in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated.

Membership Committee - The Membership Committee develops methods and programs for active membership recruitment and retention. Two recent responsibilities include the three to four yearly newsletters and the development and monitoring of the new website.

Editorial Board – The Editorial Board reviews all resources, modules and other publications that are submitted to the TBLC for endorsement by the organization. The Editorial Board consists of a Chair and committee responsible for determining the process of review of these publications. Additional volunteers assist with peer review.

Research and Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Committee is responsible for fostering, enhancing and encouraging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning within the Collaborative. This committee aids members in developing individual and collaborative research endeavors to measure outcomes associated with TBL, and promotes the publishing of scholarly materials. Annual responsibilities include peer reviewing grants when offered by TBLC.

Educational Development Committee – The Educational Development Committee is responsible for obtaining, evaluating, developing, and disseminating TBL best practices and materials about TBL to be used by the membership and for recruitment.

Annual Program Committee – The Annual Program Committee organizes annual TBLC meetings, such as identifying the meeting theme; selecting keynote and closing session speakers; reviewing and selecting proposals for workshops, oral sessions, and posters; implementing changes suggested by TBLC members; and performing other functions as needed to ensure the success of annual meetings. This committee consists of the Chair, Past-Chair, Future Chair (position available), Treasurer, and representatives from the Faculty Development Committee and Scholarship Committee. Additional members of the Committee may be appointed by the Committee Chair.

Marketing Committee – The Marketing Committee reviews and advises on the marketing activities of the collaborative. It develops and submits an annual marketing plan to the Steering Committee that will identify and coordinate activities of the TBLC committees with the purpose of marketing the collaborative.
Membership at a committee level fosters international collaborative relationships with like-minded colleagues, and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities. Note that if you are already a committee member you will still need to reach out and volunteer for the upcoming year.

Please contact support@tblcadmin.org if you would like to volunteer for a TBLC committee position. 

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

Presenting a TBL Workshop Soon? Let Us Help!

Are you going to be presenting a TBL workshop soon? Let us know!

If you’ll be leading a TBL workshop and you’d like some TBLC materials, please just let us know at support@tblcadmin.org. Please be sure to include:

• Where the workshop will be held
• How many attendees you expect
• When the workshop will be held
• Your shipping address
We’d be happy to provide you with some A-E cards, TBLC brochures, and TBLC meeting/regional workshop flyers!

Once the workshop is over, we ask that you forward us this sign in sheet that includes attendee’s names, institutions, and email addresses so that we may follow up with them.

Good things happening with you? Let us know!

The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in February. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and each other.

We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments in our newsletter!

Please submit your news online here for inclusion in the next edition. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments in the newsletter, but welcome you to share your personal news on the TBLC Facebook page!

Deadline: January 20, 2020