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Registration Now Open for #TBLC22

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invites all educators to attend our 21st annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 5-8, 2022 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” will be the central theme for the conference, in which attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to adapt to diverse learners and diverse learning needs.

When: March 5-8, 2022
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA with portions to be delivered virtually

Meeting Highlights: New to the 2022 conference are virtual and in-person pre-conference workshops. One week before the opening of the main conference, all attendees will have access to virtual interactive sessions, to be offered in time zones more accessible for international audiences. In person pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 and will offer all five workshops needed to complete the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate (link the page). The main conference will begin Sunday evening with an opening plenary by Dr. Larry Michaelsen, creator of Team-based Learning. Dr. Michael Sweet, Director of Design and Integration at the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning Through Research at Northeastern University will deliver a second plenary address on March 7. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought provoking sessions.

During the main conference we are excited to introduce two new attendance tracks: All Access Live and Virtual-Only. Virtual-Only attendees will enjoy access to the full library of online poster presentations, oral presentations, synchronous virtual workshops and recordings of each plenary address. All Access Live attendees will have access to all the virtual options as well as the extended schedule of course offerings each day, meet and greet sessions, networking and more.

The 21st Annual TBLC Conference is gearing up to be an experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities for all who attend. We hope you will plan to join us in March for this exciting reimagining of what it means to bring TBL to educators around the globe.

For more information, visit the 2022 TBLC Annual Meeting website. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in March!

*Free For TBLC Members* Using Images in 4S Application Activities for (Remote) Art and Design Studio Courses

Registration is still open for the November online educational development webinar presented by TBLC. Register for just this unique session to expand your practice in team-based learning or register to receive the archived version of the previous sessions in the series! Already a member of TBLC? Your registration is free! Non-members can register for only $40 USD per session!

November Webinar: Using Images in 4S application activities for (Remote) Art and Design Studio Course
Facilitators:
 Micki Spiller (Pratt Institute)
When: November 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: Even in an Art and Design studio, good listening and speaking skills are essential and getting students to verbalize their thoughts in small increments is key to successful productive end-of-semester critiques.  My current first-year students are coming from diverse backgrounds while in the midst of making enormous social adjustments, and a large percentage of them are international. Methods established in ESL/ELL language support education will be used as a central component in this session to explore concepts and vocabulary to draw students out and get them talking. This session will share successes and experiments employing images for in-class 4S application activities.

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.

Last Call* #TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due Friday

The TThe Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to share a final reminder to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentation abstracts for the 21st annual meeting. The meeting will be held from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
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. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

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 29, 2021.

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

Last Chance to Join! Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL

Implementation and Evaluation of Online TBL at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam will be presented live tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26 at 10AM Eastern. This session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam 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.

November Webinar:Using Images in 4S application activities for (Remote) Art and Design Studio Course
Facilitators:
 Micki Spiller (Pratt Institute)
When: November 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information:  Even in an Art and Design studio, good listening and speaking skills are essential and getting students to verbalize their thoughts in small increments is key to successful productive end-of-semester critiques.  My current first-year students are coming from diverse backgrounds while in the midst of making enormous social adjustments, and a large percentage of them are international. Methods established in ESL/ELL language support education will be used as a central component in this session to explore concepts and vocabulary to draw students out and get them talking. This session will share successes and experiments employing images for in-class 4S application activities.

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.

Reminder* #TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Still Being Accepted

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 21st annual meeting from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” 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 still being welcomed for oral focus sessions and poster presentations.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
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. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

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 29, 2021.

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

Last Call to Join the Upcoming TBL Fundamentals Series!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the next cohort 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 this unique online opportunity beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, October 5
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, October 7
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, October 12
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, October 14
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, October 19

#TBLC22 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 29

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 21st annual meeting from Saturday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Imagining TBL Possibilities in an Ever-Changing World” 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 focus sessions and poster presentations.

Back in 2022!

Virtual Poster & Oral Presentations!
 

This year will offer both in-person and virtual registration options allowing authors the opportunity to choose their method of participation. All accepted presentations will be available to attendees online for viewing in addition to those presented live in Orlando.

Oral Focus Sessions
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. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session even if they will attend the in-person conference. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2021.  

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 29, 2021.

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

*Free For TBLC Members* Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQs

Don’t miss the first of two new online educational development webinars presented by TBLC, beginning on September 29 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions 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 per session!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)
When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

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.

*Free For TBLC Members* TBLC Educational Development Fall Webinars

Registration is still open for two new online educational development webinars presented by TBLC, beginning on September 29 and continuing on October 26. Each session will be facilitated by TBL practitioners from around the world who are using and succeeding with TBL in their classrooms. Register for one or both of these unique sessions 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 per session!

September Webinar:Using Very Short Answer Questions (VSAs) Instead of MCQ for TBL’s Readiness Assurance
Facilitators:
 Ernie Ghiglione (LAMS Foundation) and Claire Ann Canning (Duke-NUS Medical School)
When: September 29, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00AM Eastern
Where: This event will be virtual! Join from anywhere in the world!
Session Information: In recent times, as teachers, we’ve been creating assessments mainly with multiple-choice questions -or single-best-answers (SBA). However, SBA questions can give a false impression of students’ competence while Very Short Answers (VSAs) questions have greater authenticity and can provide useful information regarding students’ cognitive errors, helping to improve learning as well as assessment.

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.

Register Now for the October Fundamentals Series

Dear Colleagues,

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 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern and continues through October 19. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, June 1
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, June 3
  • Evaluating MCQs for RAT and Application Activities presented Tuesday, June 8
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom presented Thursday, June 10
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, June 15

Want to expand your use of TBL beyond the series?
Schedule your 1:1 meeting with a
Trainer Consultant!

Registration to the October series includes an exclusive one-on-one meeting with a Trainer-Consultant who can help you take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today!

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. Can’t make the October series? No problem! The full series will be offered again online in January 2022 and in person at the TBLC Annual Meeting in March 2022. We hope you can join us!