Latest Updates

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!

Spaces Still Remain for the October Fundamentals Series

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tbl-fundamentals-series-oct-2022-tickets-186430006167

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, 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

#TBLC23 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 22nd annual meeting from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Engagement with TBL” 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 create and adapt their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are now welcomed for oral presentations and poster presentations.

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. 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 October 15, 2022.  

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 to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting 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 October 15, 2022.

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

Last Chance to Submit #TBLC23 Workshop Abstracts!

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a workshop abstract for the 22nd annual meeting of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, to be held from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. 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, 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 8AM and 3PM 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.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

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

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

Submit Your #TBLC23 Workshop Abstract!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) extends a warm invitation to join them for their 22nd annual meeting, to be held Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. As a reminder, abstracts are currently welcomed for workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit!

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 8AM and 3PM 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.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

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

A Special Thank You to InteDashbaord

We wanted to extend one last thank you to a major sponsor and collaborator of the TBLC 2022 Virtual Conference. InteDashboard was integral to the success of the TBLC 2022 Conference as they provided the platform necessary to convert the conference from in-person to virtual. As our attendees know, every session of our virtual conference was delivered using InteDashboard.

We would also like to announce an exciting opportunity that InteDashboard has recently released. CognaLearn has decided to partner with the Epstein Educational Enterprises to relaunch the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) forms. The IF-AT forms are now available on their website

#TBLC22 Meeting Archives Now Online

Thank you all once more to all who were able to participate in the 2022 TBLC Virtual Annual Conference. The meeting archives are now available to all registered attendees including:

  • Recorded plenary sessions by Larry Michaelsen and Michael Sweet
  • Poster and oral abstracts
  • Recorded oral presentations and the virtual interactive poster hall 
  • “Empowering Team-Based Learning with InteDashboard’s Dashboard Analytics:” A special presentation from Karen George LeClair

If you enjoyed the 2022 TBLC Annual Conference, we encourage you to take your next step and get more involved with the TBLC! Want to join the Collaborative? Click here! Already a member? Consider joining a committee, starting your fundamentals certification, or join an upcoming Social Hour. We invite you to explore what the TBLC has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to our annual conference in 2023.

Annette Burgess Wins TBLC 2022 Best Paper Awards

Dear Colleagues,

During the recent 2022 business meeting at the virtual annual meeting, we recognized two papers that stood out among the rest. In an effort to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning through research and scholarly publications, two papers were awarded top honors in the following categories:

Research Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Peer review in team-based learning: influencing feedback literacy

Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Andrew Stuart Lane, Inam Haq, Tyler Clark, Eszter Kalman, Nicole Pappalardo & Jane Bleasel. BMC Med Educ 21426 (2021).

Scholarship Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Use of Established Guidelines When Reporting on Interprofessional Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Student Education: A Systematic Review

Annette Burgess and Deborah McGregor. Acad Med. 1;97(1):143-151 (2022).

Winning articles were published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 to 2022), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

TBLC 2022 Research Grant Recipients

Dear Colleagues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2022 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:

  • Comparison of Virtual Versus In-Person Delivery of a Naloxone Certification Training Program Through the Use of Team-Based Learning
    Jennifer Courtney, Erika Titus-Lay, Tiffany-Jade Krey, Eugene Kreys, Ruth Vinall
    California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
     
  • Comparison of Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Team-Based Learning in an Online Global
    Health for Pharmacists Course

    Renee Hayslett and Pamela Moye-Dickerson
    Mercer University College of Pharmacy
     
  • Exploring Student Attitudes and Perceptions of the lmpact of TBL Peer Assessment on the Development of Self-Regulated Learning in a Professional Program: A Mixed Methods Analysis
    Cecelia Martin and Cortny Williams
    University of Western States

If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2023, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this year!

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