Latest Updates

Happy Holidays from the TBLC Admin Team

The TBLC Administrative Office will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 28. We will also be closed on December 31 and January 1 in observance of New Year’s Eve and Day. We would like to wish you and your families a happy holiday season.

We are excited about what 2021 has in store!

#TBLC21 Welcomes Plenary Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Hillman

The 20th Annual TBLC Conference is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know our keynote sessions! We have two presentations this year and we hope you enjoy each. The first will be given by Dr. Elizabeth Hillman, President of Mills College in Oakland, California.

Dr. Elizabeth Hillman
Plenary: Transforming teaching and learning at Mills College, into a pandemic and beyond

Mills College adapted to the challenges of distance learning and the equity/public health crises by elevating its emphasis on inclusive excellence and integrated academic and student-life experiences. Yet some essential elements of Mills’ pedagogy, such as community engagement, were especially difficult to translate into an online environment. As Mills builds a sustainable economic model for a small college in Oakland, a thriving and complex urban landscape, some elements of 2020 will endure and others will be left behind, and our commitment to diverse learners must be sustained.

Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman is the 14th President of Mills College. She brings to Mills extensive experience in higher education administration and instruction and a distinguished background working on key gender and women’s issues. Hillman’s expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in military organizations and culture has brought her national and international recognition. She has been an expert witness testifying before Congress on numerous occasions. She is a sought-after educator and speaker on the topics of sexual assault and harassment, and women’s leadership and rights. In 2013–2014, she served on the Response Systems to the Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP),and also chaired the RSP’s Comparative Systems Subcommittee.

We hope you enjoy what we are sure will be a very engaging plenary discussion.

Thank you,
Sarah Lerchenfeldt & Robin Risling-de Jong
2021 Program Chair & Co-Chair

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!

#TBLC21 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due December 1

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 20th annual meeting from Wednesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 5th, 2020. This year we are planning an exciting virtual conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Diversity in Learning” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs. Abstracts are currently welcomed for oral focus sessions and posters.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020.  

Posters
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. We will also schedule a live question-and-answer session to accompany the recording. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020

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

Last Chance to Register for The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Don’t miss this special virtual workshop on Friday, November 13!

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

#TBLC21 Call for Poster & Oral Abstracts – Due December 1

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 20th annual meeting from Wednesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 5th, 2020. This year we are planning an exciting virtual conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Diversity in Learning” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs. Abstracts are currently welcomed for oral focus sessions and posters.

Oral Focus Sessions
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020.

Posters
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. We will also schedule a live question-and-answer session to accompany the recording. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020

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

Last Call for Workshop Abstracts for #TBLC21

The deadline for workshop abstract submission for the TBLC 2021 Virtual Meeting is Thursday, November 5!

Please note that the call for Poster and Oral presentation abstracts will be opening this Friday, November 6. Proposals for workshops must be submitted by November 5, 2020

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

Don’t Miss The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Registration is still open for this special virtual workshop on Friday, November 13!

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

This workshop is designed to help TBL™ practitioners implement high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. We appraise a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems.

Important: attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

*Reminder* Call for Workshop Abstracts for #TBLC21

As a reminder, the deadline for workshop abstracts for the 2021 TBLC Virtual Meeting from March 3 – 5, 2021 is November 5, 2020.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous 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 10AM and 2PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended. All workshops will be delivered using the same online platform. To make sure you are comfortable with the selected platform, detailed instructions and virtual training sessions will be provided for workshop presenters. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by November 5, 2020.

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

Register Now: The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™

Do you want to:

  • Find out how to implement high fidelity TBL™ in the online environment
  • Learn about widely available and budget-friendly technology
  • See examples of step-by-step instructional planning for online modules
  • Benefit from this unique opportunity to learn about moving your team-based learning practice online

Register now for the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Zoom workshop! 

The Essentials of Moving to Online Team-Based Learning™
Friday, November 13, 2020
5:00PM – 8:00 PM ET (for other time zones, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html)
Faculty Instructors: Caroline Wilson, Beck McCarter, Bruce Leonard, Michelle Moscova & Liz Winter

Comments from past participants:

  • Knowledge and expertise of the instructors was exceptional
  • World-class expertise in the room – great sharing of best practice
  • I loved the opportunity to interact with the content and to discuss it with my workshop team
  • Thank you for the resource list
  • Extremely well organized
  • Showed how to use the technology by having us use it
  • WOW, that was really powerful!

This workshop is designed to help TBL™ practitioners implement high-fidelity TBL™ in the online environment. We address elements of instructional workflow planning in an online module and implications of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. While Hybrid / HyFlex tools will not be specifically addressed, some parts of the workshop may be applicable for participants utilizing this delivery method. We appraise a range of widely available, low cost/no-cost technology tools, compatible with multiple learning management systems.

Important: attendees need to have a working knowledge of TBL™; the workshop does not include an introduction to TBL™.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the three components of the course orientation process that assure students’ understanding of the course processes, delivery, objectives and their responsibilities and expectations.
  • Determine the time frame for preparation materials, RATs, and Application Exercises in your course.
  • Identify where and how to implement iterative peer evaluation in online TBL™
  • Identify the essential elements for facilitation in online TBL™
  • Optimize the technology tools available to you that will best support your learners in successfully engaging in online TBL™

Please note that recording of any kind by participants is strictly prohibited.

Spots are limited for this special workshop so make sure to reserve your seat today! If you have any questions please feel free to let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.